Tag: Marketing & Recruitment

Fueling Good

What the Numbers Tell Us about Growing our Social Purpose Entities

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mention non-profit organizations and you would most definitely and naturally find the presence of a team of volunteers in them. But how do we make good sense of the role of volunteers in our non-profits and how do we strategically partner them to bring about growth in our organizations? These are the very questions we…
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It’s a Wrap for Volunteer Management Circuit Run 2

Reading Time: 1 minute It’s a wrap! This concludes Run 2 of the Volunteer Management Circuit. As we round up the Circuit, Dr Andrew from Volunteer Resource Optimisation of the National Council of Social Service came to address the participants and reminded them about the importance of the role they play in building social capital for Singapore. He also…
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Raising the Next Generation of Volunteer Management Professionals

Reading Time: 1 minute The Volunteer Management Circuit is underway! We have been working hard the last few months to enhance the Volunteer Management Circuit and we are glad to present Volunteer Management Circuit 2.0. This time round, we are glad to be able to work with 26 participants as we cover the fundamentals of strategic volunteer partnerships, the…
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The Fake News Volunteer Managers Might Believe In

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Read an excellent article by Meridian Swift titled “Top 6 Volunteer Manager Lies We Tell Ourselves“. I could really identify with them and especially with number 2 that says “When I can’t provide a volunteer, I’ve failed” and number 5 which goes “I can’t make others see how important volunteering is”. So in response,…
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How to Change Mindsets and Shape Cultures

Reading Time: 10 minutes If there is one skill that I would label as a “core skill” for Volunteer Partnerships Practitioners (or Volunteer Programme Managers), it would be the skill of changing mindsets and shaping cultures.   It’s an Insider Job Too You see, despite the potential of the volunteer programme to resource non-profits and multiply resources, most people…
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It Takes the Whole Village

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are honoured to have been able to be a part of an organization-wide volunteer partnerships workshop for Filos Community Services this week. Though only for a day, we are glad to have been able to cover the key principles of strategic volunteer partnerships with all the staff. It is indeed heartening to see everyone in…
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The Circuit Kicks Off!

Reading Time: 1 minute Volunteer Management Circuit has kicked off! Emmaus is indeed grateful for the opportunity to help equip 24 social service organizations with knowledge and skills for strategic volunteer partnerships. The energy with our pioneer batch is high with lots of learning and sharing. Volunteer Management Circuit is a hands-on volunteer management workshop which seeks to equip…
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5 Key Elements of an Effective Volunteer Programme

Reading Time: 2 minutes The work of strategically engaging volunteers in a non-profit organization is a specialized one. It is an area of work which can effectively and efficiently resource an organization, build its capacity and, at the same time, multiply the work and impact of the non-profit. It is thus crucial that volunteer programmes be founded on an…
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