Introductory

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    Use this checklist to ensure you are meeting all the basic requirements for effective supervision of VISTA members.
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    Customize this task list to make sure you and/or your sub-site supervisors have the background needed to manage VISTA members.
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    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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    Review this sample day-by-day agenda to see the topics and elements to be included in orientations held during the first three weeks of a VISTA's service.
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    Use this worksheet for planning an engaging orientation for new VISTAs.
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    Learn about a VISTA leader's role in the recruitment process, how to use eGrants and My AmeriCorps, and what you can and cannot do.
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    Help VISTA members incorporate regular reflection and "life after VISTA" planning during the entire service year with this resource.
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    Learn to write a mission statement that captures what you do, how you do it, and why, so that others can understand and give their support.
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    Download this facilitation plan to help you get the most from your meetings with your VISTA members and other stakeholders. This short document lays out the best practices for meeting management to ensure greater participation and effectiveness.
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    Brainstorm the reasons why people volunteer and what it takes for them to become champions for your program.
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