Tag: Planning & Resourcing

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The Power of Meaningful Conversations

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s power in meaningful conversations. Last Friday, we had the privilege of hosting the “In Conversation with” series at the Volunteer Management Circuit. We heard from Mr Nigel Lee, Manager of Lutheran Community Care Services, on the topic of designing volunteer roles for success. As part of our effort to help circuit participants learn relevant…
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“I Wished I Had this Kind of Training” ~ a Veteran Volunteer Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Volunteer Management Circuit returned for its 3rd run. In the first 2 runs, we were privileged to help 47 social service agencies level up both their practitioners’ volunteer management capabilities and also their organizations’ volunteer programmes. On the 4 Oct 2019, we successfully kicked off Generation 3 of the circuit with another batch of…
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Let the Investigation Begin!

Reading Time: 2 minutes It looks like a scene from a pre-operation police briefing, but it is actually us facilitating an Impact Assessment workshop with Filos Community Service’s Elderly Service. We are indeed starting an in-depth investigation into the impact volunteers and volunteer programmes make. Following the launch of our Volunteer Partnerships Impact Assessment Toolkit, we are glad to…
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The Non-Profit Challenge & the Volunteer Partnerships Key

Reading Time: 2 minutes Your organization can grow to be a powerful change agent in your community, as you carry out your mission and grow your volunteer partnerships. Humble Beginnings… The genesis of the social services we have today is in the coming together of well-intentioned individuals and volunteers who wanted to meet community needs. Here’s a recent video…
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Launch of Volunteer Partnerships Impact Assessment (VPIA) Toolkit

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is here! We have spent months developing Singapore’s first-ever toolkit to measure the impact of volunteer programmes. Having been a volunteer manager myself, I have come to see the multi-faceted value that volunteer programmes bring to service users, organizations and staff, other volunteers and the community. But I also realised how it often seems…
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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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Bringing Out the Indiana Jones in Volunteer Managers

Reading Time: 2 minutes You may be familiar with the Indiana Jones character portrayed by Harrison Ford. The film franchise would bring us on epic adventures on quests for treasures. In a way, volunteer managers, among the many other non-profit practitioners, are like the Indiana Jones of their organizations. After all, volunteer programmes, when running well, can bring about…
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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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Here’s to a Successful Inaugural Volunteer Management Circuit Symposium!

Reading Time: < 1 minute A throwback to the Volunteer Management Circuit Symposium on 11 Jan 2019. We were indeed honoured to be joined by volunteer management practitioners, their senior management, as well as representatives from the Volunteer Resource Optimisation team from NCSS. Thanks to SPD, Life Community Services Society and the National Council of Social Service for the wonderful…
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