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

Governance — Retaining Your Members: Part I

We have noted several times in this Manual that progress takes time and patience. Gaining new members, increasing contributions, attaining spiritual maturity, and developing a network of relationships happen only slowly, over time. Once you have made that commitment in effort and prayer, would it not be a shame to lose what you worked so…

06-30-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

06-30-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: How much information on those we serve are we permitted to share with other organizations? Can we share our Home Visit reports? A:  Confidentiality is extremely important in the Society. It is a violation to share information of those whom we serve with other organizations unless a written and signed waiver authorization is received…

Conference Guidelines 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Conference Guidelines

*Information for this week’s Governance article came from Vincentian Life: Conference New members have a real challenge before them when they join a Conference. There is a tremendous amount of “stuff” that they have to learn: who the other members are, principles and history of the Society, spirituality, how to do Home Visits, where everything…

06-23-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

06-23-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: Are volunteers allowed to take food from the pantry where they serve? A: Volunteers should not take food from the pantry! Volunteers are not entitled to Conference resources unless specifically approved by the Conference in the same manner as providing assistance to a neighbor in need. Give more instead to those in need. Q:…

Governance Resources 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Governance Resources

*Information in this article was provided by the National Governance Committee Good leadership is one of the keys to every successful organization. With this in mind, the following are among the projects and materials the National Governance Committee has developed. It is our hope that these will help everyone become a better servant leader whether…

06-16-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

06-16-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: Our newly elected president has resigned. I was the former president. Since I was elected to the diocesan president position before I completed my term, can I assume the position again? We do not have anyone interested in being president at this time. Our vice president is willing to take over until we find…

Three Major Areas of Board Responsibility 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Three Major Areas of Board Responsibility

*The information for this week’s article was provided by the National Governance Committee Looking ahead, the beginning of a new fiscal year is typically a good time for Boards to discuss, or at least review, their responsibilities as a nonprofit’s governing body to ensure that all members understand their individual duties. Most Board members recognize…

06-09-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

06-09-2022 Questions and Answers

Q:  Can a person who is seeking assistance become an Active Conference member? A:  A neighbor served can indeed become an active member of a Conference so long as the requirements for an active member are met; is Catholic, attends meetings regularly, and participates in the activities, works and life of the Conference. All three…

Let Us Break Bread Together 1080 1080 Jill Pioter

Let Us Break Bread Together

The Multicultural & Diversity Committee is excited to announce Let Us Break Bread Together, a program aimed at celebrating the different cultures, skills, abilities, and talents that strengthen our vocation and how we serve the poor. We believe that by celebrating the different ways we approach feast days or why we choose one set of…

06-02-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

06-02-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: I have a couple of new members that want to help when needed. Are they required to attend Ozanam Orientation within one year of joining? A: All Active Members must attend an Ozanam Orientation within a year of joining the Conference. Associate Members, which would be the membership category you are describing, are not…

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