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HourMission Presentation Draft

  1. 1. h our mission only time will tell
  2. 2. h our purpose: <ul><li>hourmission exists as a voice for volunteerism </li></ul><ul><li>we elevate the importance of volunteerism in everyday life by promoting service in organizations where individuals spend the majority of their time </li></ul>
  3. 3. h our beliefs: <ul><li>there is a dire need for volunteers in the united states </li></ul><ul><li>there is a disconnect between people’s desire to volunteer and their acting on that desire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>even those who want to volunteer find it difficult to find the information and time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>change comes from the top </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the endorsement of direct leadership and people of influence provides a profound impetus to incite people to action </li></ul></ul><ul><li>each hour can make a significant difference in the lives of others and the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>although monetary and material donations are necessary to support those in need, there remains a lack of human interaction that we feel is equally important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ you can buy a child a book, but who will read it to him?” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. h our facts: <ul><li>volunteer : a person who does unpaid work through or for an organization </li></ul><ul><li>there are 114 million employees in america but only 16 million (14% of all employees) volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>42.8% of volunteers become involved in an organization because they are asked to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only 1.5% are asked by a boss or employer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>a typical employee in america is perceived to do nothing productive for 1.4 hours each day on average </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7.2 hours per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>57% of workers “waste” an hour or more each day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>during the work week, the average full time employed american: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>who smokes regularly spends 7.5 hours on cigarette breaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spends 8.75 hours watching television </li></ul></ul>Source: US Department of Labor, Points of Light Foundation and Gallup
  5. 5. h our challenge: <ul><li>our challenge is two-fold: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to convince leaders that volunteering will benefit their organizations along with their communities and to make volunteering easy, acceptable and routine for willing participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>people are often discouraged from volunteering because of the stigma associated with frequently leaving the office for personal time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>leaders are reluctant to dispel this stigma because they believe that it may result in lower productivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to convince volunteers to advocate the existence of volunteer programs in their organizations </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. h our strategy: <ul><li>“ top-down” – current leaders </li></ul><ul><li>we will encourage leaders to advocate volunteerism and create programs for their organizations and its constituents (employees, students, members, supporters) thereby prioritizing service in the community </li></ul><ul><li>“ grass-roots” – future leaders </li></ul><ul><li>through our website, hourmission.org, facebook.com and other social media, we will encourage others to volunteer and to advocate volunteerism in their organizations and to their leaders </li></ul><ul><li>“ advocacy meets service” </li></ul><ul><li>we will create a seamless process or partner with an existing organization with a process in place whereby the will of these advocates is translated into action – measurable volunteer hours </li></ul>
  7. 7. h our benefits: <ul><li>volunteer programs, in addition to improving the community, offers these benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improve morale; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in a nationwide study of white collar workers, 74% of those that volunteer reported that volunteering had had a positive effect on their careers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help attract and retain top talent; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>58% of companies with programs use their employee volunteer programs for recruiting and retaining employees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop talent; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a survey of professional women who volunteered found that 83% reported that volunteering developed leadership skills and 78% reported that it developed communication skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhance public relations; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>boost efficiency; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>studies have found that between 75% and 85% of workers were more productive when working in a flexible environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>set an example that other organizations will follow. </li></ul></ul>Source: Microsoft and Points of Light Foundation.
  8. 8. h our future: <ul><li>we envision volunteerism as a societal norm rather than a function of one’s disposable time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>businesses, schools, governments and other organizations with commitments to volunteerism, including serving on “paid” time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>scheduled appointments and “downtime” encouraged to be spent volunteering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>supported volunteer vacation opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>organizations create stakeholder value by serving the community around them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>employees, students and members with an ingrained sense of responsibility to serve the community and to encourage others to participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>those with ties to certain organizations will feel empowered by the support of their leaders and will freely invite others to join their causes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>taking time to volunteer is as acceptable and appropriate as taking time to eat lunch </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. h our [potential] supporters: <ul><li>… will you make h our mission y ours ?... </li></ul>
  10. 10. h our [potential] partners: Big Brothers Big Sisters Future Leaders Institute national: local (new york):

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