GMUW – Share our Volunteer Network

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Please share our Volunteer Network with your fellow employees at:
 
 
Some of you may be looking for some volunteer opportunities in your community.  We have hundreds of postings by local non-profit organizations for you to choose from.
 
This month we’d like to feature the following:
  • Barre – Good Samaritan Haven is looking for overnight volunteers at their emergency shelter
  • Waterbury – Story readers are needed at the Children’s Early Learning Space
  • St. Johnsbury – Volunteers are needed for the UVM Extension Bridges to Health project
GMUW is happy to provide this Network service for your convenience.
 
Thanks,
Madeleine
 


Madeleine C. Roy
Community Development & Marketing Director
Orleans/Northern Essex Office
Green Mountain United Way
PO Box 33
Derby Line, VT  05830
802-647-2148
www.gmunitedway.org

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Special Gifts this Valentine’s Day

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This February, love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Red Cross is feeling particularly appreciative and wants to extend a special Valentine’s Day greeting to you.

Our love for helping others – and supporters like you who make it possible – is what keeps us motivated around the clock to prevent and heal suffering around the world.

Want to spread the love? Give from the heart by scheduling a blood donation with the Red Cross today.

Thanks ♥,

Gail McGovern
American Red Cross

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Making The Strongest Case For Support

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FEATURES VERSUS BENEFITS
 
Perhaps no video or concept has resonated more with me these last few years than Michael Miller’s piece on the power of selling your organization’s benefits rather than its features. It’s the benefits that lead to impact, and Michael lays it out so well in this brief video that I’ve decided to share it with you again.
If you find yourself reciting to donors how big your budget is and how many people you’ve served, take 3 minutes to watch this. It’s really worth the time.
 
FUNDRAISING MASTER GAYLE GIFFORD’S #1 REASON WHY BOARDS AND STAFF DON’T WORK TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY ON FUNDRAISING
 
I recently interviewed Gayle in advance of her Fundraising Masters Series web interview on February 12 and she had some incredible observations. She talked about getting away from saying “it’s the board’s job” and also asked why we look to them to fundraise as amateurs when we’d never look at them for program delivery as amateurs. What a fascinating point, and it underscores the immense need for training of board members. Read more….

YOUR ASKING STYLES TIP OF THE MONTH

Everyone tells a story, but depending on your Asking Style you’ll tell that story based on goals (Rainmaker), vision (Go-Getter), participant and personal stories (Kindred Spirit) or systems and outcomes (Mission Controller). Find your personal sweet spot and go with it. There is no one right case for support for an organization. Remember, the key is to be authentic, and that means telling your story from your personal experience and point of view. That’s much more important than telling the donor what you think s/he wants to hear.

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USDA Rural Development Office in Montpelier Makes Children’s Literacy Kits

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More children’s literacy kits have been made – this time by our friends at the USDA Rural Development office in Montpelier.  
 
They read about our great project that happened at Choice Strategies in Waterbury a few weeks ago and wanted to help in the same way.  Nearly 15 people participated from USDA for their Martin Luther King, Jr. day of volunteering.  
 
In a short 3 hours they made another 20 kits to be distributed in local schools or daycare centers.  Thanks to all of them for their contribution.
Thanks,
Madeleine 

 


Madeleine C. Roy
Community Development & Marketing Director
Orleans/Northern Essex Office
Green Mountain United Way
PO Box 33
Derby Line, VT  05830
802-647-2148
www.gmunitedway.org

LIVE UNITED

“Like us” at www.facebook.com/gmunitedway.

Read More