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Award vs. Reward?
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What is the difference between award and reward? Volunteer, staff or community member recognition is the crucial process of rewarding and motivating the people who have contributed positively to your community. It's a crucial area for any community manager and you are quite right to make a distinction between awards and rewards. More

IYV+10 PowerPoint presentations
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World Volunteer Web has upgraded their PowerPoint presentations to inform and inspire members and partners about IYV+10. They give background information on the original IYV and IYV+10, outline objectives of the year, and highlight actions which UNV will undertake and facilitate together with its partners at national and global levels to mark the year. Obtain the slide shows here: More

Volunteering Reinvented: Human capital solutions for the nonprofit sector
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To grow and adapt in today's continuously changing society, a nonprofit organization must recognize the value and contribution of both its paid staff and volunteers. Simply recruiting large numbers of volunteers, however, does not necessarily translate into success for the nonprofit sector or the community at large. Successful results are achieved when an organization is able to support, mobilize, and manage its volunteer resources for the greatest possible impact on a problem or need. More

Study: Foundation giving won't grow much next year
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Foundation giving is expected to tick up modestly in 2011, but it may take several years before grants match pre-recession levels, according to a survey by the Foundation Center, in New York. The survey of more than 700 grant makers found that a slightly higher share planned to give more next year than in 2009 (21 percent) than planned to give less (15 percent). Fifty-nine percent predicted that their giving would be flat. More

Motivating employees with engagement tools    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many retail managers, the most baffling part of their job is the people part. The same leaders who can easily manage their inventory, manage their facilities, manage their books, and manage their profit margins, are often the same ones who find themselves at a loss when it comes to managing the behavior and performance of their employees. Let's remove the mystery about employee engagement once and for all. If your employees aren't performing with excellence in every way, every day, with no exceptions, there are only two reasons why: 1) They can't. 2) They don't want to. More

Retail sales jump and signal pick-up in growth
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Sales at retailers posted their strongest gain in seven months during October, adding to signs the economy was regaining strength after hitting a soft patch in the summer. The Commerce Department said total retail sales rose a surprisingly strong 1.2 percent, nearly double market expectations, as consumers snapped up motor vehicles and building materials. More

Recent incidents of retail criminal violence serve as safety reminder
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In the run-up to one of the busiest and often most successful times of year for retailers, there are still distressing reminders of dangerous situations retail employees can face on an all-too-regular basis. Unfortunately, two recent, separate incidents provide such reminders. Both incidents serve as a reminder to retail associates about personal safety while performing loss prevention functions. More

The holiday retail frenzy begins, but what about long-term loyalty?
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In an era of sluggish retail sales and a continuing downbeat economy, it's no surprise that retailers are doing everything they possibly can to stand out in terms of holiday shopping strategies, offering discounts, sales and promotions that will bring as many customers stampeding to their doors as possible. But what about customer loyalty over the long haul? More
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