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Governance: What is Meant by “Hoarding” in a St. Vincent de Paul Context — Part Two 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Governance: What is Meant by “Hoarding” in a St. Vincent de Paul Context — Part Two

Within the documents of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, there are found a number of instances where hoarding is prohibited. Please look at the Appendix to this document to see those specific references. Unfortunately, there is no specific place in the SVdP documents where the word hoarding is actually defined. There have been…

08-04-22 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

08-04-22 Questions and Answers

Q:  Can a member in need receive assistance from their home Conference or must they seek assistance from a neighboring Conference where they are not a member? A:  Every Conference should be willing to assist people in need even if that person is one of their own members. However, there are special considerations: No Conference…

2022 Systemic Change Grant Awards Announced 900 900 Jill Pioter

2022 Systemic Change Grant Awards Announced

The National Council is pleased to announce the 14 Councils and Conferences who have been awarded Systemic Change Grants in 2022. Systemic Change is a core value of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Systemic Change is not a substitute for meeting the “demands of charity” that Vincentians undertake, but rather a complement to…

What is Meant by “Hoarding” in a St. Vincent de Paul Context — Part One 1200 628 Jill Pioter

What is Meant by “Hoarding” in a St. Vincent de Paul Context — Part One

Within the documents of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, there are found a number of instances where hoarding is prohibited.  Please look at the Appendix to this document to see those specific references.  Unfortunately, there is no specific place in the SVdP documents where the word hoarding is actually defined.  There have been…

07-28-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

07-28-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: Am I correct, that we should not use a friend in need’s name and picture in our advertising — even with their permission? A: Using our friends in need name and photograph on advertisement is not a violation, so long as written authorization has been given to do so. Many SVdP Councils/Conferences have case…

07-21-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

07-21-2022 Questions and Answers

Q:  Should members of the Conference be permitted to perform services for which they are compensated by a neighbor who is being helped by the Conference? A:  Members of the Society should not accept compensation from those we serve for the works that we do as Vincentians. What we provide in the way of resources…

Governance — Recruiting New Members 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Governance — Recruiting New Members

*The information in this article was provided by the Governance Committee and Vincentian Life: Conference In the previous chapter, we focused on how to retain the members you have and how to help them to grow. Keep in mind that in order for the Conference to grow we need to be able to attract new…

07-14-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

07-14-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: Our parish is giving us some generous space in the bulletin every week to get our message out. Some relatively new, but very effective, Vincentians have suggested that we publish our monthly statistics: how many individuals and families helped, etc. They also want to publish how much we spend on our assistance every month.…

07-07-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

07-07-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: Our local electric company demands a deposit of $300 for two years of a new resident at one of our rental apartments. Because of the legal concerns, after two years, that deposit is sent back to the resident if they pay their bills during the two years (even if SVDP pays the deposit). It…

Governance — Retaining Your Members: Part Two 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Governance — Retaining Your Members: Part Two

This week we offer more insightful and actionable information from the “Retaining Your Members” section of Vincentian Life: Conference. Provide recognition. In the business workplace, when someone asks the question, “what do you want from your boss in your job,” the two top answers are always security and recognition. Recognize long-time members (at 5, 10,…

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