Tag: Thrive Writer – James

Fueling Good

Commentary: The Time to Talk is Now

Reading Time: 2 minutes Any suicide is one too many. Mental wellness is something important and serious,” ~ said MP Seah Kian Peng. A news release on CNA (www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/suicides-number-2018-teenagers-boys-highest-11761480) by the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) on Monday indicated: suicides in Singapore rose by 10% last year All age groups, except those aged 60 years and above, recorded an increase…
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You, A Work in Progress

Reading Time: 1 minute We saw this at a traffic junction. True enough… sometimes, in the #journeyoflife, we need to stop at junctions to remember that we are a work in progress. We will make mistakes, fail, stumble. But the good news is that we can continue to grow and become the best versions of ourselves we are intended 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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Being on Fire at Work and not Burn Out

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Irony of Passion at Work It makes senses, doesn’t it? Being on fire at work predisposes one to burnout. But yet, we all want to go home at the end of the day feeling “fuelled” by meaningful work. Jennifer Moss recently wrote an article on Harvard Business Review about the topic and we could…
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How to Live a Life that Counts?

Reading Time: 6 minutes We are Dying… I deeply remember learning a shocking but yet valuable lesson as a young undergraduate. There I was, sitting in my university Sociology class when my lecturer mouthed these words… “We are dying the moment we are born.” As shocking as it may sound, you cannot deny that there is truth to this…
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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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Running Around, Running Aground

Reading Time: 2 minutes And just suddenly, one day, I was lying there in my bed, unable to move,” shared one. There I was, on my bathroom floor, at 2 am in the morning; cold, crying and wondering why I was in the state I was in,” shared another. I was angsty. I realized how work caused me to…
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Organizational Success & its People

Reading Time: 3 minutes If your organization was a train, where would it be headed? Maintain an Edge While many organizations may struggle to create or maintain their edge by putting on market the most sought after product or services and/or by creating and enforcing the right strategy, I suggest that an organization’s success is fueled pretty much by…
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Learning from the Best Resignation Letter Ever Written

Reading Time: 5 minutes Refinery29 dubbed it the “Best Resignation Letter Ever Written“; in this, they were referring to the resignation announcement by Nancy Lublin. Nancy was stepping down as CEO after helming DoSomething, a not-for-profit organization that encourages young people to do something about social change and be a part of social activism, after 12 years. What made…
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