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  Help Business People To Be Good Volunteers

Volunteers from the business world may need screening, orientation, training, and supervision like other newcomers. For example, what is the actual skill level a business volunteer brings to your work? This is a theme that starts during the interview process and continues in orientation and training.

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Susan J. Ellis
  Economic Contribution of Philanthropy: A Critical Analysis

There are various measures of impact, such as number of jobs created, converting time or money donated into percentage of GDP and benefits to givers when they give. These measures help to decide on the “best use of resources”, but “softer” benefits of philanthropy and volunteering are harder to measure.

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Vicky Pryce
  Nonprofit Starvation Cycle

A vicious cycle is leaving nonprofits so hungry for decent infrastructure that they can barely function as organisations—let alone serve their beneficiaries. The cycle starts with funders’ unrealistic expectations about how much running a nonprofit costs. To break the cycle, funders must take the lead.

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Ann Goggins Gregory & Don Howard
  Individual Giving Survey (2014) Supplement: Employee Volunteerism

(released in 2015) 

National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)’s Individual Giving Survey 2014 found that only 1 in 5 employers organised volunteering activities. Top factors that would encourage participation in employer-organised volunteer activities include support from bosses and colleagues.

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NVPC
  In Good Company, How We Can Take Corporate Partnerships Into New Dimensions

Current models of corporate volunteering have limited potential to grow. For example, companies usually don’t like just donating money and only so many charities can absorb huge amounts of corporate ‘binge’ volunteering. But there are other ways for charities and companies to work together.

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Joe Saxton
  Bridging The Expectations Gaps In Corporate Giving (2014)

This qualitative study by Spire Research and Consulting, done pro-bono for NVPC, found there were expectation gaps between companies and non-profit organisations. Most of the gaps were caused by organisations failing to identify partners who share similar expectations in corporate giving.

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NVPC
  Corporate Giving Survey (2012)

National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)’s Corporate Giving Survey 2012 found that many respondents gave: 2 in 3 contributed to non-profit organisations in Singapore. The top motivation for giving was “charitable instincts”, followed by “benefit company’s bottom line”. Cash donations were the most common form of giving, with $12,000 as the median cash donation amount in 2011. The study also found the top attribute considered before giving to a non-profit organisation (NPO) was past performance of the NPO in achieving its mission.

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  Time, Talent & Treasure: Best Practices In Corporate Giving (2006)

Published by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), the book features case studies of 13 corporate givers, including NVPC award winners, drawn from various organisations in different industries. From bottom-up initiatives to multi-national corporations to smaller outfits drawn into volunteering through their umbrella organisations, corporate giving is more than just making donations to charities. It is about giving time, talent and treasure, and there are many meaningful ways to give.

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  The State Of Giving (2005)

The National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) conducted a major research to shed light on the landscape of giving in Singapore, over 18 months, between 2004 and 2005. The culmination of the research, The State of Giving, consolidates valuable insights on the giving behaviour and motivations of three segments, individuals, corporations and grantmakers, in the giving of time (volunteerism) and money (philanthropy).

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