Converting good intentions in to greater impact

Posts for January, 2013

By Mary Quirk, Executive Director, Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration - When I look back at volunteerism materials from 10 to 20 years ago, there are well articulated arguments for making the case on the value volunteers bring. What is different now is that we realize that we need not just powerful words, but also convincing data. What is to be gained from better measurement? Executive leadership will know why and how to invest in volunteer resources, funders will see how volunteer resources contribute to their goals, the role of volunteers on critical issues will be elevated, and volunteers will be better able to see the impact they could have. As a country, we have too many people that are hungry, homeless or lonely; too many environmental problems and more. Volunteers are a main resource for progress on these critical issues. Lack of awareness of their impact impairs using their full potential.
Posted by: Season
Post date: 01/21/2013
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This year marked the launch of The Civic 50, a national initiative led by the National Conference on Citizenship, Points of Light, and Bloomberg News, to comprehensively evaluate the community engagement practices of the nation's largest corporations. The goal: to recognize those companies employing the most progressive civic-engagement practices, while illuminating the path for others to follow suit.

Measuring civic engagement is not an easy task. With input from a broad range of corporate, nonprofit, academic, and government leaders, The Civic 50 ultimately created a multi-tier rubric for assessing corporate practices and policies across a range of dimensions. True Impact was privileged to provide technical expertise and the web-based infrastructure to help translate The Civic 50’s rubric into a national survey and evaluation process.

Posted by: Season
Post date: 01/21/2013
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