Presentation on theme: "The Junior League of Tucson: A Superior Investment for YOU !"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Junior League of Tucson: A Superior Investment for YOU ! Vicki ClarkBuilding the Capacity of OrganizationsMemphis, TN-
2 Volunteerism: Alive & Well 2012 Volunteering and Civic Life in America Report26.5% of residents volunteer.32.4 volunteer hours per resident.64.5 million volunteers.7.9 billion hours of service.$175 billion of service contributed.51.0% of residents donate to charity.9.0% of residents participate in public meetings.25.8% of residents over age 55 volunteer.
3 VOLUNTEERING IS A GATEWAY TO A BETTER YOU Unspoken benefits and life’s lessons from volunteeringGet out of your “rut”Get over yourself and learnBecome part of a bigger missionDiscover the pleasure of learning and working with othersVolunteers can “really accomplish great things
4 The Volunteering/Health Threshold The definition of considerable volunteering has been variously defined by studies as 1) volunteering with two or more organizations; 2) 100 hours or more of volunteer activities per year; and 3) at least 40 hours of volunteering per year.(Oman et al., 1999, Lum and Lightfoot, 2005; Luoh and Herzog, 2002; Musick et al., 1999)
5 Intangible Benefits of Volunteering Pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment—are worthwhile reasons to serve. In addition, when we share our time & talents we: • Solve Problems • Strengthen Communities • Improve Lives • Connect to Others • Transform Our Own Lives
6 Mission Driven Membership The Junior League of Tucson is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
7 What we do best is develop the potential of women Member EngagementAs the strategic roadmap delved into our three part missionWhat emerged is that the lever of our mission-what we do best-is develop the potential of womenWhile all parts of our mission are important, the focus of our mission is civic and community leadership developmentWhich means aligning community work with member developmentIn the changing landscape of non profit organizations that offer volunteer opportunities, civic and community leadership development is what differentiates the Junior League and offers something to our members that they cannot find in any other organizationWe want to develop women leaders who are knowledgeable about critical issues facing our communities, including how and where community decisions are made, understanding the approach and capacity of involved stakeholders, and joining networks of actors around a specific issue.To give an example: in a project-based approach, a League member (Judy Junior League) fills her volunteer shift by reading to a child;with an issue-based approach, she understands the adult literacy rates in her community, the factors that negatively impact the literacy rate, how education and policy affect those factors, that literacy interventions prior to 4th grade improve adult literacy outcomesAnd that her involvement with one literacy program is complementing related programs in the community to create a multi-pronged approach to the issue.What we do best is develop the potential of women“A network of women, developed as community and civic leaders, creating community impact.”7
8 Invest in the Leagueinvest (ɪnˈvɛst) 1. to lay out (money or “capital” in an enterprise, esp by purchasing “shares”) with the expectation of “profit” 2. to devote (effort, resources, etc, to a project) 3. to install formally or ceremoniously (in an official position, rank, etc) 4. to place (power, authority, etc, in) or provide (with power or authority): 5. to provide or endow (a person with qualities, characteristics, etc):
9 Invest in the League: The League Invests in YOU! Your Junior League:ARRAYS members in the symbols of honor & affiliationFURNISHES each member with power or authorityGRANTS members control/authorityCOVERS/ENVELOPS each member with opportunities and like minded womenSURROUNDS members with friends and supportENDOWS each member with a quality experienceINFUSES each member with confidence and pride
10 Junior Leagues: Developing Community & Civic Leadership through…
11 COMMUNITY IMPACT DIRECT SERVICE INDIRECT SERVICE CAPACITY BUILDING ADVOCACY
12 “IN LEAGUE”The dictionary always says it best: “an association of persons or groups united by common interests or goals: an informal alliance” associate, band (together), club, coalesce, cohere, confederate, conjoin, cooperate, federate, ally, unite collaborate, gang up, hang together, team (up); incorporate, organize, affiliate; amalgamate, combine, conglomerate, consolidate, converge, group, join, merge; knot, link, tie, wed
13 THE MEMBERSHIP CONTINUUM The Membership Continuum is a framework for thinking strategically about your relationship with your League. It consists of three stages:Philanthropic<……>Transactional<……>Integrative
14 3 KEY MEMBERSHIP INFLUENCES : KNOWLEDGE-TIME-MOTIVATION Knowledge is influenced by:A woman’s past volunteer, paid, life experiencesThe amount of formal training a volunteer has hadThe quality of those experiencesThe value she places on continuous learning and how effective she feels the League experience is at delivering trainingOther experience/training received related to her placement
15 KNOWLEDGE-TIME-MOTIVATION Time is influenced by:The amount of time a woman has to devote to volunteering and her own development. This can vary widely from year to year, sometimes with very little notice.How the person prioritizes the Leauge experience.How important the mission, is to the member and what she ‘wants’ from her membership experience.
16 KNOWLEDGE-TIME-MOTIVATION Motivation is influenced by:How well the member understands the connection between the placement experience/job and the mission-issue of the League.How long he/she has been a volunteerHow he/she understands and values volunteerism and leadership development
17 4 GENERATIONS OF WOMEN UNITED IN SERVICE & LEADERSHIP BIRTH YEARTraditionalists, Veterans, Silent GenerationBaby Boomers, The Sandwich GenerationGen Xers, Generation Xers, XersMillennial’s, Gen Y, Nexters
18 What the Generations Have In Common Flexibility and regard/respect for lifestyle is importantSuccess is finding an issue/cause that has real meaningBeing trusted and treated as a valued contributor is the number one factor that defines satisfactionMost volunteers want to learn, grow, and have a variety of positive and rewarding opportunities and experiences.
19 THE JUNIOR LEAGUE EXPERIENCE Provides a place to deepen your understanding of:issues challenging your communityleadership developmentnonprofit/volunteer managementphilanthropyYOUR role as a civic and community leader
20 Change vs. Transformation Change fixes the past.Transformation creates the future.~~ ~~ ~~Junior League members are compelled to do both at the same time.
21 Transformation Causes A “New You” to Emerge A butterfly is a transformation, not a better caterpillar.
22 Reflections on “MISSION”: Your Life’s Journey “When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” W. Clement Stone "You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person." Scott Sorrell