Introductory

  • Webinar
    Having a successful VISTA service year is all about creating a shared understanding between you and your supervisor about roles, expectations, and outcomes. This webinar provides practical tips and advice for managing and communicating up with your supervisor.
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    Your rating: None Average: 4.7 (15 votes)
  • Webinar
    In this session you’ll learn how to access key forms and hear from VISTA member support specialists about common misunderstandings and helpful tips when completing service requirements. We’ll also cover options for future plans after your service year and give you some ideas on how to carefully approach that very important decision.
    4.2
    Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
  • Webinar
    Designed for VISTAs who have recently completed Pre-Service Orientation, this webinar will help you develop a plan for learning what you need to know to succeed in your VISTA service, introduce you to the tools you have on hand as a VISTA, and show you where to find learning opportunities here on the VISTA Campus and beyond.
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    Your rating: None Average: 4.1 (28 votes)
  • Document
    Review this study on the sustainability of VISTA's anti-poverty efforts, the characteristics of successful VISTA members, the reasons why some project efforts are not sustainable, and factors that predict VISTA project success.
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    Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (6 votes)
  • Webpage link
    Access logos for use on service gear. Guidelines for use are also provided.
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    Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (4 votes)
  • Book document
    Sharpen your "ask" skills by learning how to match your program's needs with a company's goals to create mutually beneficial partnerships. From planning to executing, this tutorial will teach you the steps to soliciting charitable funds from business leaders.
  • Document
    Use this template and sample to create a short message to hook potential supporters.
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    Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
  • Webpage link
    Follow this six-part model for guidance on the often difficult process of making "the ask."
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  • Document
    Use this boilerplate language on social media sites to make sure visitors know that comments added to your site are not representative of AmeriCorps VISTA or CNCS.
    3.75
    Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (8 votes)
  • Document
    Use this framework to learn how to represent yourself to bring positive change in your community through the concepts such as honesty, connection, and resistance.
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    Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (6 votes)

Forum Policy

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