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1 Vicki Clark Building the Capacity of Organizations Memphis, TN-

2 2012 Volunteering and Civic Life in America Report  26.5% 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 Unspoken benefits and life’s lessons from volunteering  Get out of your “rut”  Get over yourself and learn  Become part of a bigger mission  Discover the pleasure of learning and working with others  Volunteers can “really accomplish great things

4 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 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 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 Engagement

8 invest (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 Your Junior League: ARRAYS members in the symbols of honor & affiliation FURNISHES each member with power or authority GRANTS members control/authority COVERS/ENVELOPS each member with opportunities and like minded women SURROUNDS members with friends and support ENDOWS each member with a quality experience INFUSES each member with confidence and pride

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11 DIRECT SERVICE INDIRECT SERVICE CAPACITY BUILDING ADVOCACY

12 The dictionary always says it best: “an association of persons or groups united by common interests or goals: an informal alliance” ASSOCIATE ASSOCIATE, BAND ( TOGETHER ), CLUB, COALESCE, COHERE, CONFEDERATE, CONJOIN, COOPERATE, FEDERATE, ALLY, UNITE 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 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 is a framework for thinking strategically about your relationship with your League. It consists of three stages: Philanthropic Transactional Integrative 13

14 Knowledge is influenced by:  A woman’s past volunteer, paid, life experiences  The amount of formal training a volunteer has had  The quality of those experiences  The value she places on continuous learning and how effective she feels the League experience is at delivering training  Other experience/training received related to her placement

15 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 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 volunteer  How he/she understands and values volunteerism and leadership development

17 BIRTH YEAR Traditionalists, Veterans, Silent Generation Baby Boomers, The Sandwich Generation Gen Xers, Generation Xers, Xers Millennial’s, Gen Y, Nexters 17

18  Flexibility and regard/respect for lifestyle is important  Success is finding an issue/cause that has real meaning  Being trusted and treated as a valued contributor is the number one factor that defines satisfaction  Most volunteers want to learn, grow, and have a variety of positive and rewarding opportunities and experiences. 18

19 Provides a place to deepen your understanding of:  issues challenging your community  leadership development  nonprofit/volunteer management  philanthropy  YOUR role as a civic and community leader

20 Change fixes the past. Transformation creates the future. ~~ ~~ ~~ Junior League members are compelled to do both at the same time.

21 A butterfly is a transformation, not a better caterpillar.

22 “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


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