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A quick description of our non-profit organization

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