Kiwanis Formal Way

Title of the tool KIWANIS FORMAL WAY Short description Robert’s Rules of Order, which is also widely known as parliamentary procedure, was developed toensure that meetings are fair, efficient, democratic and orderly. Language of the tool English Aim(s) The following tips and reminders will help chairpersons to run a successful and productive meeting without being run over or running over others. Target group Kiwanis District/Nation Leadership Kiwanis Europe Leadership Category of the tool Training, Skills & Leadership Development Tool topics ☑ Conflict management☑ Leadership development☑ Organisational management☑ Public speaking Tool types ☑ Background......

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Understanding why members leave

Title of the tool UNDERSTANDING WHY MEMBERS LEAVE Short description Ask the resigning member if he or she is willing to take a confidential exit survey. The purpose of the survey is to determine whether there are problems that should be addressed to help prevent further losses of valued members and to improve the club for others. Language of the tool English Aim(s) Use this Exit Survey to determine why your members leave and start a conversation about what your club can do to retain members in the future. Target group All Kiwanis......

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Meet your prospective members

Title of the tool MEET YOUR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS Short description “Make it easy for each person to join any Kiwanis club .” That is written as one of the main priorities in the strategic plan of Kiwanis International. In this discussion game, we have identified several potential members of the community to approach for membership in your club.  Language of the tool English Aim(s) To call for member’s attention that as Kiwanians we should be more open and more active in terms of new member recruitment. Target group All Kiwanis Members Kiwanis Club......

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Online voting solutions

Title of the tool ONLINE VOTING SOLUTIONS Short description Online voting systems are software platforms used to securly conduct votes and elections.  Online voting is more convenient and it’s also more private. It costs less to implement and maintain. It is a faster method for voting and for counting votes. It has the ability to motivate more voting activity and it can readily allow a more inclusive process, by providing ballots for individuals in different languages and greater accessibility features. Language of the tool English Aim(s) To introduce some differen web-based online voting......

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Single purpose clubs - Literacy clubs

Title of the tool SINGLE PURPOSE CLUBS – LITERACY CLUBS Short description A literacy club is a Kiwanis club that focuses on raising the literacy levels of children. There are many ways to accomplish that purpose. Some of those methods will be discussed here, but the possibilities are limited only by the imagination of Kiwanians like you. Some of the projects that raise literacy are reading to children, providing books directly or indirectly to schools or children, tutoring children and providing useful subject lessons to teachers. Language of the tool English Aim(s) This......

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Single purpose clubs - LGBTQ+ clubs

Title of the tool SINGLE PURPOSE CLUBS – LGBTQ+ CLUBS Short description An LGBTQ+ focused club is a Kiwanis club that focuses on raising awareness and providing support to youth who identify as LGBTQ+ who are facing homelessness, bullying, thoughts of suicide or mental health issues, isolation from their families, and physical, sexual and drug abuse. The club is for individuals that identify along the LGBTQ+ spectrum and for allies, family, friends, and supporters of LGBTQ+ youth. Language of the tool English Aim(s) This tool serves as an inspiration for exsiting and/ or......

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Single purpose clubs - Area virtual club

Title of the tool SINGLE PURPOSE CLUBS – AREA VIRTUAL CLUBS Short description An area virtual club is a Kiwanis Club that is available for all persons interested in Kiwanis who are unable or unwilling to join a club that meets in person, whether because of life circumstances, distance from another club or difficulties getting around congested roads. Some types of areas are suggested here, but the possibilities are limited only by the imagination of Kiwanians like you.  Language of the tool English Aim(s) This tool serves as an inspiration for exsisting and......

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ENGAGE EXISTING MEMBERS

Title of the tool ENGAGE EXISTING MEMBERS Short description The key to keeping members engaged is making them feel valued and appreciated. Clarify expectations from members. Assess your club experience by asking feedback from your members. Language of the tool English Aim(s) It provides clubs with ideas on how to keep members engaged whether they do service for a longer time or they have just joined Kiwanis. Target group ☑ All Kiwanis Members ☑ Kiwanis Club Leadership ☑ Young Kiwanians (Youth professionals & others) Category of the tool ☑ Membership, Growth, Engagement Tool......

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Debriefing of educational (training) activities

Title of the tool DEBRIEFING OF EDUCATIONAL (TRAINING) ACTIVITIES Short description Many educational activities, such as training sessions, take place in which valuable exercises are run, but they lack debriefing.  In a non-formal education context, an experiential volunteer-based learning context, the debriefing is indispensable! Without it participants might not learn anything (or profit a lot less from the exercise than they actually could). Debriefing is an essential element of training and it is necessary for facilitators to know its structure and principles. After every educational exercise a facilitator needs to organise participants to discuss......

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