Posted by: shannonleskin on Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Topic Human Services
Leadership, communications skills, and resource development - often termed 'power skills' in a business setting - are linked to early experiences for women in community service and non-profit volunteer activities. According to 'Power Skills - How Volunteerism Shapes Professional Success,' a study conducted for WOMENS WAY, the nation's oldest and largest women's funding organization, and sponsored by a grant from The Comcast Foundation, these and other critical business skills, like problem solving, coaching/mentoring, and public speaking are developed and improved through volunteerism.
The study was spearheaded by Markitects, Inc., an independent marketing service and research firm in Wayne, PA from June-August of 2005. The online survey and personal interviews focused on 90 professional women in a leadership capacity and sought to determine when, how and why they participate in non-profit and community-based endeavors."