Team and Volunteer Engagement

Team and Volunteer Engagement is a buzzword in the non-profit and corporate world. It has recently popped up on a few online forums as well. “Engaging the team and volunteer leaders,” says Abiola Oke, Executive Director of the African Women’s Leadership Network. “That was really one of our goals when we were doing our research. We wanted to look at some of the different ways that people were getting involved.”

Team and Volunteer Engagement; A Call For Upvote’s for Change

To further their research into increasing team and volunteer engagement, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AFLA) noticed a correlation between volunteer participation and community involvement. On one hand, volunteers were more likely to engage on a local level with a local animal welfare charity. On the other hand, they were also more likely to engage on a national scale. The findings of their report can be seen on their web site. According to the report, “Overall, the most common thread across our analysis is that volunteers who are more involved with their organizations, as a whole, are more engaged with their charities and are willing to give more to their animal welfare charity.”

Across the board, the survey highlights that organizations and donor communities prioritize the essential functions of volunteer leaders and managers over other forms of volunteer engagement. That is because these leaders and managers not only work directly with their assigned tasks, but they also build vital relationships with their volunteers. Leaders are necessary for building those relationships and there are several qualities of a great leader that are inherent in all great leaders. According to the survey, only four out of ten respondents identified one essential trait of a volunteer leader and only six out of ten respondents said they were familiar with this essential trait.

Using Heat Transfer Vinyl in a Variety of Environments

Heat transfer vinyl, also known as HTV for short, is an exciting new specialty plastic polymer which is now being used on a variety of materials and fabrics to make beautiful designs and promotional items. It comes in either a rolled sheet or plastic sheet form with an adhesive backing, allowing it to be folded or cut to size and used for heat application. This revolutionary polymer has the ability to heat up quickly, spreading through the material with the use of infrared light, and then rapidly hardening again once it has reached its final temperature. This ensures items made from this material will have a longer shelf life than those made from traditional materials. Read More – Resource

How Do You Choose the Perfect Heat Transfer Vinyl Cutter?

One popular product made with heat transfer vinyl is heat pressed curtains. These are custom made window treatments which are designed and printed at a vinyl sheet heat press using heat transfer vinyl. They can be easily rolled out and glued down the window of a vehicle, and their adhesive backed surface makes it simple to put on and take off – a simple task as compared to other curtains. They are available in many different colors, sizes, and patterns.

Another popular product made with heat transfer vinyl is liquid metallic sheets. These sheets are similar to heat pressed curtains except they are made using a liquid metallic patterned pattern which can also be applied to a variety of other materials. The sheet base of these products is made from metallic ingredients similar to iron, copper, silver, brass, tin, and zinc. These liquid metallic components are then rolled into thin sheets which can adhere to almost any surface and are designed for specific applications such as clothing, electronics, automotive, cosmetic, and medical applications.