March 16, 2011
IAVE 21st World Volunteer Conference Forum 310: Keeping the Mission, Changing the Path
Many NPOs are exploring ways to go from "good" to "great," creating greater and more lasting impact. That has been the theme of the work of The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc.
Girl Guides challenged the gender conventions of their time to set up the Guide Movement in the early 20th centry. At the heart of its agenda for the 21st centry is to ensure that they remain responsive and relevant in the lives of girls and women. Its strength lies in its volunteers, who rooted the organization in the day to day realities of communities all over the world.
The Association of Junior Leagues Inc. is working to reinvent its 110-year old organization for the 21st centry by using the principles from the book, "Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits."
The founders of The World Associatio of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) could hardly have imagined what the next hundred years could bring. With a combined 200+ year history, WAGGGS CEO Mary McPrail and Ajli CEO Susan Danish will share how their organizations are "Keeping Their Missions" but "Changing Their Paths" to get there. How have these organizations envolved over the past 10 years and managed to thrive and even grow despite all the obstacles of this new centry? It will not be a boring history lesson, but an opportunity to hera some innovative ideas on expanding their reach as they share their strategic panning over the past few years.
2011 IAVE 21st World Volunteer Conference in Singapore
Jan25, Day 2
Forum 310: Keeping the Mission, Changing the Path
Moderator: Willie Cheng, Director, Lien Centre for Social Innovation
Susan Danish, Executive Director, The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc.
Mary McPhail, Chief Executive, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts