Michelle Obama Seeks Volunteers to Help Kids Read and be Active This Summer
from USA Today
First lady Michelle Obama is asking for volunteers across the country to help kids stay active and keep up the skills they learned in school
throughout the summer. The goal: kids should read at least five books over the break and be active for at least and hour a day. The effort is called Let's Read. Let's Move. "We're going to need people to step up and volunteer to build and renovate playgrounds, and clear walking trails, and create community gardens, and organize book drives, and to take the time to serve as tutors and as mentors and to read to children of all ages," the first lady said as she launched the new effort in conjuction
with the Corporation for National and Community Service. More
A Guide to Collecting and Using Data
from The Institute for Volunteering Research
Key aims for both government and the voluntary and community sector are to ensure that volunteering is accessible to everyone and to increase the diversity of
volunteer involvement. In
order to be effective in achieving these aims, organizations need systems that will help understand what they are doing well and where they could improve. This organizational learning cannot take place without having in place some kind of monitoring of volunteers. More
The Impact of Investing in Volunteers
from The Centre for Voluntary Action Research
This is an executive
summary of the final report of a study carried out by the Centre for Voluntary Action Research at Aston Business School for Volunteering England between
October 2005 and January 2006. The study had two principal aims: To gather evidence of the benefits and impact of the adoption and use of investing in volunteers, and to develop a framework for the future development of impact measurement for organizations using investing in volunteers. More
Vision statements are extremely important, since they help guide an organization's future aspirations. Unlike a mission statement, which describes what an organization is, a vision statement is more forward-thinking. In short, it tells us what an agency aspires to be. More
Price of Progress
from STORES Magazine
Consumers have come to have certain expectations when they shop on the Internet. Once they know what they want to buy, the sale can be completed almost immediately. Then they are typically presented with a multitude of payment options, usually including major credit cards, bank-issued debit cards, electronic checks and new options
such as PayPal, BillMeLater or eBillme. In the physical world, however, payment remains slightly different. Once a selection of goods has been made, customers often have to stand in line to pay by cash, check, debit or credit card. More
Survey: 68% of Shoppers Say Promotions Spur Retailer Visits
from Retail Customer Experience
CrossView, a retail technology specialist whose clients include Advance Auto Parts, Moosejaw and vineyard vines, recently conducted a survey designed to determine shopper preferences as it relates to retail promotions. Crossview surveyed 160 shoppers across four states — North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois and Kansas — from April 23-27, 2010. More
Retail Sales to Show Spending Holding Up
from ABC News
U.S. retail sales likely notched an eighth straight month of gains in May as consumers took comfort in a gradually improving job market. Sales are estimated to have climbed 0.2 percent last month following a 0.4 percent rise in April, according to median estimates of economists polled by Reuters. Excluding cars, sales were seen increasing 0.1 percent. More
AHVRP Annual Conference
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Partner with volunteer services administrators, volunteer leaders and retail operations professionals and prepare to increase your job performance by making a commitment to excellence in customer service. Also, gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and
connections to lead, represent, and serve more effectively! Get all this and more when you attend the AHVRP Annual Conference and Trade Show geared to provide the resources you need to distinguish your performance in this rapidly changing and challenging healthcare environment.
- Get away to the historical St. Louis Union Station Marriott, one of the most popular attractions in St. Louis.
- Get ready to take home best practices and
cutting-edge tools for easy implementation in your offices and even at home!
- Connect hands-on with exhibitors and other AHVRP industry partners who know exactly what you need!
- Networking with other members is sometimes where the best ideas come from. It's worth the trip just for the networking. Leave the Annual Conference with great business-altering ideas.
- Smart investment for three days of great sessions, phenomenal speakers, relevant
topics - it's the conference that gives you the biggest bang for your buck!
- Connect to AHVRP, the premier professional organization dedicated to healthcare volunteer services and retail operations professionals leading, representing, and serving its members who empower volunteers to meet community healthcare needs.
Plan now to attend, "Navigating Our Future Through a Changing Frontier," from September 30-October 3, 2010 at the St.
Louis Union Station Marriott in St. Louis, MO.
Postmarked by 08/02/2010 - $475
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