Tag: Planning & Resourcing

Fueling Good

Free COVID-19 Event Advisory Template

Reading Time: < 1 minute With the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 as a pandemic and countries putting in place more social distancing and precautionary measures to curb the further spread of it, Emmaus Strategies has also reviewed how we will proceed with our programmes from here and we would like to also share some resources below. We will continue…
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Free Webinar: Grow Support for Your Volunteer Prog from the Inside Out

Reading Time: 2 minutes Volunteer Programme Managers grow impact of non-profits through the effective engagement of an unsalaried voluntary workforce. But far from just an “external-facing” profession, it also requires “internal-facing” skills in forging a volunteer-friendly culture, so as to facilitate the synergistic partnership between volunteers and non-profit professionals and position the organization for mission success. Join us for…
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Confidently Demonstrate Your Volunteer Programme’s Impact

Reading Time: < 1 minute We understand many may be wondering how they can best demonstrate the impact of your volunteer programs. As such, we are organising a half-day training on impact assessment of your volunteer programs. We will also share the outcome bank our team painstakingly put together for the Volunteer Partnerships Impact Assessment Toolkit with the workshop. If…
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How Should We Engage Volunteers during Disease Outbreak?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The ongoing community effort to prevent community spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus could leave many social purpose entities asking, “how should we proceed from here with our volunteer partnerships?” While the cases identified are non-residents and there have been no reports of the community spread of the disease to date, we should do all that…
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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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