Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Bergen LEADS Featured in (201) - Best of Bergen
A link to the article will be posted here soon. In the meantime, you can request a copy of the article by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-489-9454, ext. 125.
Strategic Planning for Non-Profits
A strategic plan is is something every organization needs to help determine what it is and where it is going. Strategic planning is the process by which an organization identifies its resources, develops goals and implements ways to achieve those goals. It is a road map to ensure the organization’s success in an ever changing environment. In short, strategic planning helps an organization do a better job.
The Volunteer Center of Bergen County is presenting a workshop, Strategic Planning for Non-Profits, on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 from 9 am to 12:00 noon at the Volunteer Center’s offices at 64 Passaic Street in Hackensack. The fee is $45.00 and includes all program materials and continental breakfast.
This workshop is part of a series designed specifically for staff and volunteer leaders in non-profit and governmental agencies and is sponsored by the Non-Profit Training and Resource Center of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. For more information or to register, e-mail email@example.com, or call (201) 489-9454, ext.114.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Business Volunteer Council Celebrates 8 Years of Service
The BVC is a membership organization of 31 companies whose employee volunteers work year-round to help children and families. Since 2000, the BVC has generated almost $900,000 in resources for low-income children and families. For more information or to reserve tickets for the anniversary celebration, please call 201-489-9454, ext. 114.
As a special project for February, Ventures will be collecting boxed Valentine Cards for both girls and boys so that needy kids in local schools can give valentines to their friends.
For more information on Volunteer Ventures, call 201-489-9454 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Mentoring Month
Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month? Thank Your Mentor Day will be celebrated on Thursday, January 24. On that day, people are encouraged to reach out to thank those individuals who encouraged and guided them, and who had a lasting impact on their lives. Why not acknowledge someone who has mentored you?
- Contact your mentor directly to express your appreciation
- “Pass it on” by becoming a mentor to someone in your community
- Make a financial contribution to a local mentoring program, like the Volunteer Center’s Mentoring Moms and Volunteers in Protective Services Programs.
- Write a tribute to your mentor for posting on the national mentoring website www.WhoMentoredYou.org
The Volunteer Center's mentoring programs have been highly regarded for over 30 years. Volunteers in Protective Services (VIPS) are caring men and women who provide guidance, friendship and support to abused and neglected children ages 2 to 18. Currently there are 34 girls and 66 boys waiting to be matched with a mentor. Mentoring Moms help isolated and overwhelmed mothers of all ages, many of whom are trying to move from welfare to work. The mentors listen, share ideas and offer encouragement, helping overwhelmed mothers face challenges one step at a time.
We welcome men and women willling to give a little time and a lot of caring to become volunteer mentors, and we provide comprehensive training during three six-week courses offered in the spring, fall and winter. We especially need male mentors for boys and bi-lingual Spanish speaking volunteers of both sexes.
For more information about becoming a mentor, call (201) 489-9454, or visit www.bergenvolunteers.org.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
A Good Reason to Shop
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Food, Awards, and More: Volunteer Ventures Celebrates the Holidays
Spectrum For Living, an organization that many Ventures members work closely with, gave an award to Volunteer Ventures for their outstanding volunteering this past year.
Co-coordinators of the event Sue Silverstein and Edith Browne (pictured) planned one fantastic event.