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Spontaneous volunteering during the Ukrainian refugee crisis
Grebneva, Mariya ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Košák Felcmanová, Alena (referee)
The thesis explores spontaneous type of volunteering during the Ukrainian refugee crisis in the Czech Republic. Its aim is to describe the reasons and causes leading to the decision to engage in volunteering and to continue in the long-term. The research focuses on the perspective of the volunteers engaged with non-profit organizations, analyzing their experiences and values. The theoretical part contains concepts related to the issue of volunteering in times of crisis, which help to better understand and interpret the results. The research was conducted through semi- structured interviews with volunteers, the outputs of which are specific factors influencing the decision to become a volunteer and to sustain involvement over the long-term. The conclusion includes an analysis of the significance of the organizational context and the organization's approach to volunteers, along with practical recommendations for nonprofit organizations, not only during times of crisis.
A form of volunteering in a traditional interest organisation: The Czech Tourist Club
Rechtbergerová, Karolína ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Frič, Pavol (referee)
The master's thesis focuses on the nature of volunteering in a traditional interest organization, specifically the Czech Tourist Club. The aim is to identify the specifics of volunteering in this organization, including whether the examined organization faces issues typical for traditional organizations and their impacts. The research also explores how the Czech Tourist Club addresses the identified problems. Data for the study are sourced from interviews with organization employees and volunteers, a questionnaire survey conducted within the Czech Tourist Club, and documents of the organization. The research yields significant insights into volunteering within a traditional interest organization. The findings confirm challenges faced by traditional organizations related to aging of their members and declining membership. Moreover, the results offer new perspectives on volunteering in this type of organization and volunteering in general. Changing life values and attitudes among individuals result in volunteers having different priorities and expectations, emphasizing the need for organizations to adapt and align with societal changes. Keywords: Volunteering, traditional interest organization, membership base, aging members, youth, civil society
Non-profit sector in Vysočina Region and Models of cooperation between Region Vysočina and organizations of non-profit sector
Navrátil, Zdeněk ; Skovajsa, Marek (advisor) ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (referee)
This graduation thesis is focused on area of non-profit sector in Vysocina Region and on relationship between organizations of non-profit sector and Vysocina Region's institutions of public administration and regional authorities. The first chapter of this work brings some theoretical data about three main regulators of life of society. These three main regulators are: Market, State and Non-profit sector. This part of graduation thesis is especially focused on non-profit sector and on models of cooperation between this sector and regional authorities in Czech Republic. The second part contains characterization of development of non-profit sector in Vysocina Region and tries to identify models of cooperation between organizations of non-profit sector in Vysocina Region and regional authorities. For this purpose we used a secondary analysis of older researches and results of our own questionnaire investigation. The final part of this work is focused on field of evaluation of aforementioned researches and presentation of cooperation models, which were identified in relationship between nonprofits and Vysocina Region authorities. At this place we can find several recommendations how improve a quality of relationship and how to start effective mutual cooperation.
Motivation for informal volunteering on the case of aid to people on the run
Pouková, Veronika ; Muhič Dizdarevič, Selma (advisor) ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with understanding the motivation of volunteers involved in helping people on the run. The volunteers' motivation has been studied in the case of the Hlavák Initiative, which helps in the so-called Middle East agenda to people from the Middle East or African countries. This area has been viewed negatively by the state and the public in the Czech Republic since the start of the European migration crisis. The theoretical part of the diploma thesis contains basic backgrounds important for examining the motivation of volunteers in informal surroundings. The main focus is on volunteering and individual approaches for exploring the motivation for volunteering. This section also describes the context of the whole aid to persons on the run in the Czech environment. A research methodology is presented in the empirical part of the diploma thesis, followed by a section describing the research results. The results have been achieved by analysing semi-structured interviews conducted with eight volunteers of the Hlavák Initiative. The research of the diploma thesis took place just before the Hlavák Initiative formalised from the informal grouping into an association. Key words Informal volunteering, motivation, people on the run, aid, the Hlavák Initiative
Motivation and sustainability of volunteers
Buksová, Alena ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Dohnalová, Marie (referee)
This master's thesis describes and analyzes the testimonies of long-term volunteers from the animal advocacy organization, Svoboda zvířat (Animal Freedom). The theoretical part provides an overview of professional sources, concepts, and models related to volunteering, motivation for long-term volunteering, and volunteer sustainability. The conceptual model of the causes of long-term volunteering by Louise A. Penner (2002) was crucial for this thesis, upon which the empirical part of the work was built. It includes authentic testimonies from long-term volunteers of Svoboda zvířat. The aim was to determine what motivates volunteers from the advocacy organization for animal rights to engage in volunteer activities, what encourages them to sustain long-term volunteering, and what, on the other hand, discourages them from volunteering. Keywords: volunteer, volunteering, nonprofit organizations, civil society, motivation, sustainability
Strategic Giving in the Context of Transformation of the Česká Spořitelna Foundation: A Description of Two Different Giving Strategies
Žertová, Lucia ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Dohnalová, Marie (referee)
Strategické darcovstvo v kontexte premeny Nadácie Českej sporiteľne: Popis dvoch rozličných darcovských stratégií Abstract This thesis deals with the issue of corporate philanthropy and its challenges in a case study of the transformation of the donor strategy of the Česká sporiteľna Foundation after its merging with the Depositum Bonum Foundation. The outcome of this study is a description of the merger of these foundations, and the aspects of the strategy in which the change took place. It is an assessment of the foundation's giving style, its relationship with the state, and the level at which it seeks to achieve social change. A further objective is to identify whether the new strategy shows signs of effective philanthropy or other approaches that might aid it in dealing with the challenges, that foundations of this type face, particularly the issues of legitimacy, effectiveness and accountability to stakeholders. Keywords: civil society, non-profit organisation, corporate foundation, corporate philanthropy, effective philanthropy, strategic giving, venture philanthropy.
Cooperation of the profit and non-profit sector in the field of CSR
Peterová, Tereza ; Legnerová, Kateřina (advisor) ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (referee)
The thesis will explore the cooperation between the for-profit and non-profit sectors in the field of corporate social responsibility. The theoretical section will be divided into three main chapters, which will first present the overall theoretical conceptual framework of the non- profit sector. Afterwards, the concept of CSR as it is understood today will be introduced through an analysis of the literature. Above all, this part of the thesis will concentrate on the potential benefits of implementing CSR strategies in the organizations. The last chapter will deal with the actors that can engage in the field of CSR and will clarify how CSR-based actors can be linked in a cross-sector collaboration. In the empirical part of the thesis, we will look at how the concept of CSR is implemented by the company Albert Ltd. in cooperation with the Albert Foundation in its activities, what activities occur within the cooperation and what it provides for both actors.
Benefits of volunteering from the perspective of teenagers in a membership organisation: a qualitative study
Smrečani, Martina ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Frič, Pavol (referee)
This thesis explores teenage volunteering and examines the benefits of volunteering and factors affecting teenage volunteering. The thesis aims to explore the topic of formal teenage volunteering, focusing primarily on the perceived benefits of volunteering, the lived experience of volunteering and the factors that influence volunteering. The theoretical part of the thesis provides a insight into the topic of youth volunteering, discusses the specification of a teeanger and a member of Generation Z, and reviews motivations the motivations for volunteering and the personal and social benefits of youth volunteering. The empirical part of the thesis consists of focus group analysis, in-depth semi-structured interviews with teenage volunteers of the Hnutí Brontosaurus and documents of the membership organisation. By exploring this phenomenon and conducting my own research, I would like to contribute to the promotion of long-term volunteering and a positive lifestyle as a teen volunteer.
The concept of crisis assistance by participants of social services planning in Liberec
Havránková, Alena ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Kvašňáková, Lenka (referee)
Society is currently struggling with various negative phenomena, one of which is suicide. According to the latest available sources, the highest rate of suicide in the Czech Republic is in the Liberec region. One possible tool for reducing the suicide rate could be social crisis assistance services. However, when we look at the social services register of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic, we find that crisis assistance is not available in all regions. According to this register, no such service exists in the Liberec region, including its capital city Liberec. Social service planning is essential to community planning in the city of Liberec. How is it possible that this type of service is not available here? To answer this question, it is necessary to go back to the beginning and first ask how this concept is perceived by the involved parties. This thesis aims to provide insight into the understanding of crisis assistance among the parties engaged in community planning in Liberec, and to show how it is reflected in different attitudes in the process of planning social services in the area. Keywords: crisis, crisis assistance, crisis intervention, community planning, community social work, construction of social reality, discourse theory, discursive approaches

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