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Volunteering: A Traditional Canadian Value (1998)

The spirit of volunteerism in Canada is rooted in the traditions and values of the pioneers who built this country, and it is inspired by the concept of mutual help and co-operation that lies at the heart of Native societies.

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1998-01-01

Low-cost Small-Scale Publishing (1998)

This article gives examples of technology that can help with low-cost, small scale publishing, and includes a brief lesson in Canadian history.

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1998-01-01

Guide to Special Events Fund Raising (1998)

The goal of this book is to help Canada's voluntary organizations expand their share of public support and funds, through planning and hosting special events. Special events are probably the most widely used technique to raise money, attract publicity and educate the public. This is a self-help handbook designed to guide the beginner, although experts may also discover new ideas and rediscover basic principles.

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1998-01-01

Fundraising Ideas That Work for Grassroots Groups (1995)

This is an updated, expanded and largely revised version of A Guidebook to Fundraising for Disabled Persons' Groups. It provides direction and suggests options for fundraising for organizations to adapt to their own situations. The informality of the writing style is intended to make the manual more user-friendly. Where possible, a few selected resources are suggested for further information.

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1995-01-01

Family Volunteering: The Ties That Bind (1995)

An Introduction to Preparing Your Agency for Family Volunteers

Volunteer Centres and Bureaux across Canada recruit and refer volunteers to a wide range of human service organizations in their communities. For the United Nations International Year of the Family in 1994, the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area decided to highlight the potential of families volunteering together.

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1995-01-01

Volunteering for Work Experience (1994)

What can volunteering offer people who are looking for paid employment? That is the central theme of this article, which briefly outlines the connection between volunteering and employment.

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1994-01-01

A Springboard to Tomorrow: (1994)

Creating Volunteer Programs for Young People that Encourage the Development of Skills

The ultimate aim of this book is to encourage more youth involvement in Canadian voluntary organizations. Given their mandate to promote volunteerism at the community level, volunteer centres are seen as the primary target audience.

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1994-01-01

How to Estimate the Economic Contribution of Volunteer Work (1994)

It is sometimes useful for a voluntary organization to be able to calculate the value of volunteer time donated to it or to the voluntary sector as a whole. Such calculations can gain public good will by showing the hard dollar value of the voluntary sector's contribution to the community.

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Volunteering in the Workplace: (1993)

How to Promote Employee Volunteerism

This guide is intended for volunteer centres and other voluntary organizations at the local level. It examines:
a) the advantages of promoting employee volunteerism in your community;
b) the reasons why companies get involved and the potential benefits to their employees;
c) various ways in which companies of all types can encourage volunteerism among their employees; and

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1993-01-01

Face to Face (1993)

How to Get Bigger Donations from Very Generous People

The author suggests that there are six secrets to getting bigger gifts: The right volunteer asks the right donor for the right amount at the right time to support the right project with the right approach. This book explains how to find out what is 'right' for particular cases.

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