Marija Mireckaitė on Volunteer workPhotographer. Curious person.3 months ago
If I had to give parents one piece of advice, it would definitely be: 🌺Encourage your children to volunteer🌺 . Why? Because almost every soft skill that I have today was in some shape of form created or grown by my different volunteer work experiece. . 1. I learned to be communicative. 2. Networking and public speaking became less & less stressful and more & more enjoyable. 3. Gained so much knowledge about art, film, theatre an other industries. . All in all, I believe that volunteering is one of the best ways to grow as a human being and learn about others.
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Marija Mireckaitė on Volunteer workPhotographer. Curious person.about 2 months ago
Very creative insight, wonderful initiative and beautiful anniversary! Let's celebrate!🎉
In March 10th, 1876, Mr Alexander Graham Bel, an inventor of the telephone, made the first call and uttered his famous phrase: “Mr. Watson, come on. I want to see you." Exactly after 140 years 3 months and 13 days, or in June 22nd, 2016, when 77-year-old Ms. Angelė answered the phone call, nobody asked her to go anywhere. Just engage into friendly conversation. This is how “Sidabrinė linija" - the free of charge befriending and support helpline for the elderly - was started 4 years ago. Today we serve more than 3000 old age people providing them with information, friendship and advise, have “an army” of 500+ volunteers, they all together have already had and enjoyed more than 52k calls lasting 1100k minutes. Let’s celebrate this festive day together!

Marius ČiuželisInvestor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur
@marija.mireckaite, thank you!
Lina Kvizikevičiūtė on Non-formal educationDigital Marketing | PPC | Google & Facebook ads spec2 months ago
Facilitation methods and techniques 🙋🏻 I used to volunteer for Erasmus student network and mentor foreign students in Vilnius. That experience brought a lot of great things to me. During that time I started to organize mentors, have bigger meetings and deliver workshops. I wanted to present a technique to plan a meeting/workshop that I still remember. It is called NAOMIE that is why it is so easy to remember it 😅 Whole great explanation of this technique is down below taken from OBESSU Toolbox. My two cents here - imagine if a responsible person would come to any work meeting, brainstorm or planning session prepared like this 😍 would meetings be more or less productive? Great preparation requires time and sometimes people do not understanding value of preparation and importance of planning, so I am still doubting how to use such knowledge in real life (or work) situations ✌️
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Establishing a Family Philanthropy Program It’s not necessary for a family to have a private foundation to establish a family philanthropy program. Studies have shown that individuals receive many of the same benefits from charitable giving regardless of the amount of money that they actually give. Before engaging in family philanthropy, it’s important for the elder generation to first facilitate a family meeting, which should include a meaningful discussion about philanthropy with the entire family—ideally, one where each member of the family proactively participates. Research has shown that: (1) conversations between parents and children about charity have a greater positive impact on children than parents simply serving as a silent role model through their own philanthropic activity; and (2) talking about charity is equally effective regardless of a parent’s income level or a child’s gender, race and age. With the additional help of a neutral professional facilitator, this family meeting also could benefit from the inclusion of effective communication exercises as well as the use of tools to help the family members discover their common values and vision. To maintain a strong family philanthropy program over time, the program should have the following four components: 1. Philanthropic projects should be chosen based on shared family values. 2. Family members should proactively participate in shared decision making. 3. Results should be reviewed and successes should be measured and evaluated. 4. The family should continually learn from experience in order to improve in the future. Children can become part of a family philanthropy program as young as five years old and can begin to play a deeper role with respect to the actual administration and investments of the family philanthropy program before they’re teenagers. The family members could set standards for performance to accompany each grant given as part of the family philanthropy program, and selected charities that attain those standards might be allocated more funds in future years. Each child is capable of proposing and advocating a grant request, which could include site visits to the proposed grantee or even interviews. A family philanthropy program could even require each participant to make some type of personal investment in any organization that will be receiving funds, such as actively volunteering with the organization or making a small personal gift along with the larger donation from the family philanthropy program. As part of the family philanthropy program, each younger family member might be given a relatively small amount to donate to charity on their own, and then a separate larger amount may be set aside for all of the younger family members (for example, siblings or cousins) to give away as a collective unit, in which case they will be required to discuss and agree together on the organization receiving the donation. Many organizations encourage children’s participation in philanthropic activities and would welcome the younger members to visit their facilities and even volunteer, which is often a terrific way to unite family members as they work together toward a common goal. For more substantial donations, particularly ones in which the family name will be recognized, involving the whole family can help instill a sense of pride in the family legacy. As long as the elder generation is not asserting too much oversight or control over the program, family philanthropy almost always is an extremely positive experience for the younger generation.
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