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Millions of professionals donate their time volunteering that impacts the lives of others, but
it turns out volunteering is as good for your career as it is to those you help.
According to wikipedia ,, a philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, and/or reputation to charitable causes. The term may apply to any volunteer or to anyone who makes a donation, but the label is most often applied to those who donate large sums of money or who make a major impact through their volunteering, such as atrustee who manages a philanthropic organization.”
Do you know that?
The most famous and rich people were volunteers?
- ,,Walt Disney, volunteer ambulance driver with the Red Cross in France during WWI
- Ben Franklin, founded the first public library and organized the first volunteer firehouse in Philadelphia,PA.
- Oprah Winfrey – estimated donations above US$300 million, and founder of Oprah’s Angel Network.
- Lady Gaga – Founder of the Born This Way Foundation, a charity started in 2011.
- Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, Volunteered in the D.C. community during MLK Day of Service each year
- Bill Gates – co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Michael Jackson – has donated more than US$500 million to various foundations, and is noted as the entertainer who supported the most charity organisations by Guinness World Records. He has won numerous awards for his humanitarianism. He also founded the Heal the World Foundation.
- Kenneth Ford – founder of the Ford Family Foundation.
- Alfred Nobel – founder of the Nobel Prizes.
- Shakira – founder of Pies Descalzos Foundation”
and much more according to wikipedia
So that it needs to be a good volunteer?
according the Forbes magazine:
,,1. RESULTS DRIVEN
You want volunteers with a GSD mindset. They want their causes to generate major positive impact. This means implementing great programs, meaningful fund raising and attracting more amazing volunteers. They are driven by the bottom line: results.At Room To Read, the founder, John Wood, included the number of libraries, schools and girl scholarships created in his sign off email signature. He updated it real time.
2. PASSIONATE PROFESSIONALISM
People bring their best to work, so they should bring their best to their volunteer effort. Mix that professionalism with passion and the result is impressive.
3. COLLABORATIVE TRIBAL MINDSET
Most non-profits run on lean budgets. The upside of this is you need to throw open the doors of your organization. You need to invite in others. In fact, you need an entire eco-system of excellence to emerge. And the best volunteers understand this and work with the non-profit’s leadership to identify, cultivate and realize highly value added partnerships.
4. MAKE NO EXCUSES
They stick to their commitments. They have a zero flake factor. If they say they will contribute something specific, they do their absolute best to make it happen. They are problem solvers and hack, tinker and persist till they find a way forward.
5. CONSTANT CHAMPIONS
Amazing volunteers have no off switch. They always find a way to spread the word. It may be as simple as asking their friends to follow their organization on Twitter, Facebook or Linked-in. They may find ways to bring visibility to the story in corporate newsletters, local radio shows and newspapers. They create speaking opportunities to demonstrate thought leadership in classrooms. They strengthen the tribe by enlisting their best and brightest friends, family and professional relationships. The purpose and passion for the mission integrates into their daily lives.
They are the original energy drink. You feel amped when collaborating with these folks. When the different volunteers get together it is magical. Friendships form, fun is present and it feels like family.
7. ITS A MATCH
Amazing volunteers think less about what they can get from the experience of volunteering and more about what they can contribute. Sometimes there is a mismatch between what the volunteer wants to contribute and what the organization needs. The best for the organization is to suggest alternate organizations to the volunteer.Volunteers bring a wide range of contributions to the table. It could be seasoned skills or raw energy. It could be fund raising power or field expertise. They could be one-off contributions or on-going commitments. Regardless of the particular contribution or the duration of that volunteer’s presence, if you want take on the super sized challenges, then put a sign on your door that says: AMAZING VOLUNTEERS WELCOMED. You will be glad you did and so will the cause you are championing.”