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Mentoring is the process of exchanging knowledge, experience and values between a more and less experienced member of the organization. It is sometimes used in business entities, but according to the authors, it is worth pointing out its potential utility in the nonprofit sphere. It can contribute to increasing the efficiency of third sector organizations, both indirectly, by improving the competences of the staff, and directly - at work with the beneficiaries. The article presents a model of formal mentoring in nonprofit organizations. It consists of 11 stages and takes into account the specificity of such entities, e.g. financial constraints, a shortage of mentors familiar with the specifics of the nonprofit organizations, fears of introducing formalized techniques associated with the commercial sector, irregular work modes of volunteers and other employees of non-governmental entities organizations and the lack of time connected with it.

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Today’s enterprises are becoming more and more socially active. In some respects, they are starting to resemble third-sector organizations. In the context of progressive isomorphism, the issue of organizational identity deserves attention. Identity is based, among others, on organizational mission and values, whose management requires the shaping of coherent links between these components, as well as actual efforts and their communication. Modern enterprises are markedly fond of using electronic media, including corporate websites, to communicate with the audience. The purpose of the article is to determine the prevalence of different types of missions and values among the largest enterprises located in Poland, especially those related to CSR, as well as to identify the relationship between their declared CSR missions and values and the presentation of selected corporate social activities on their corporate websites. It was found that two-thirds of the analyzed companies posted missions on their corporate websites. In most cases they declared focus on costumers, and less often - product superiority, innovation, or responsibility. Less than half of the companies presented organizational values through their websites. Those which prevailed are: professional, ethical, relational, and describing attitudes towards the environment. The analysis shows that every second analyzed company presented missions and values that referred to issues related to social responsibility. Enterprises that included references to responsibility towards the environment in their mission communicated only some of the corporate social activities. It was different in the case of enterprises which pointed to the importance of societal values among the declared values. Such organizations more often pursued CSR activities and communicated them. Therefore, it can be conclude that a better predictor of the effects of identity management in the area of CSR was the declaration of values related to social responsibility.

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The methods of raising philanthropic funds in the management of non-governmental organization; determinants The article discusses the issues of obtaining financial resources by Polish non-governmental organizations, with particular emphasis on the philanthropic funds. The prevalence of the use of philanthropic resources by the analyzed entities was presented, as well as the determinants related to this process.

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Non-profit organizations pursue social objectives. They base on the work of volunteers - people who devote their time to help others without expecting in return material benefits. They can perform various works, including those ones which require knowledge and skills in the area of management. It is possible to find such competences among the students of Management. The aim of the article is to discuss some opportunities of recruitment volunteers among that target market.

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In democratic societies, citizens join as volunteers in the management of various areas of the social sphere. They do this by engaging in non-profit organizations’ activities. People are the basis for the functioning of these entities, so it is possible to use appropriately adapted HRM methods and tools.

The important part of the social workforce of non-profit organizations is young people (up to the age -of 26). The article presents the results of research on the experiences of young volunteers - the characteristics of their involvement and their participation in personnel processes.

The purpose of the article is to identify the number and types of third-sector organizations, which young people have been involved in, as well as the characteristics of work performed by them in those subjects.

Moreover, the article’s aim is to diagnose of personal processes that these persons have been engaged in and to ascertain how do they evaluate their work experience in the organizations, which were analyzed.

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A situation in which appears at the same time a competition and cooperation between the subjects is defined as a coopetition. First of all it is considered at the mezo level – between the companies, but it can be analysed at the micro level – inside the organization. In the second case, it concerns shaping the relations among the employers which compete one with another and at the same time they cooperate. Among the organizations where the coopetion can be analysed we distinguish two types - for profit and non profit. A difference of the functioning of the for profit and non profit organizations can be seen among other things in the differences that refer to the shape of the coopetition. In the article the characteristic of a intraorganizational coopetition in the for profit and non profit subjects was presented. The base to formulate the conclusions was formed by the investigations made in which, to collect the data there were used the semistructure interviews with six sample selected organizations – three for profit and three non profit.

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Market of volunteers in Poland, especially those ones with specialized skills, is limited. An important reservoir of volunteer work are the universities. Non-governmental organizations should consider sustained cooperation with them. Volunteers predisposed to provide administrative support could be sought among the students of management. This article aims to answer the following questions: Are students of management want to get involved in the activities of non-governmental organizations? What are the motives of involvement in voluntary dominate among them? What benefi ts do they see, in collaboration with NGO’s? What actions can take the managers of these organizations to motivate volunteers?