Skoolfund, recommended by AssistMe Pro!

Skoolfund, a great online fundraiser portal for schools, has been a partner of AssistMePro in various marketing strategies. Skoolfund has innovated, through advanced technology, the way schools raise funding for school activities, projects, supplementing school budgets, student organizations, Parent Teacher Associations, etc. They understand it is important for teachers and students to focus on education while funding is raised to keep schools well-maintained and worthwhile activities are planned so that students can enjoy their education.

Skoolfund was inspired by PTA fundraising committees and Booster Clubs who felt frustrated because of lack of funds (and lack of time for fundraising activities). They realized they needed a better way to fundraise.   They wanted their children to focus on studying rather than spending a lot of time fundraising. Skoolfund recognized the importance of the support system that surrounds the children. With the world’s economic downturn schools needed a way to supplement diminishing budgets.  With Skoolfund, support systems of the schools are well funded, priorities are met with excellence and students are best served.

Skoolfund is an agent between the fundraisers and the donors. It markets the school online to obtain the funds needed. Through the Skoolfund portal, fundraisers enter the school of their choice, the specific amount that needs to be raised and the purpose. Because it is online, fundraisers, schools and donors can readily track and manage the donations made real time.  While the advertisement is posted on the Skoolfund website, fundraisers and donors can also engage in social media like Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and dozens of other online networks to help promote their campaign. Traditional fundraising through automated solicitation letters is supported by Skoolfund for easy monitoring.  And lastly, it is absolutely secure that 100% of donations are directly given to schools.

Skip the “old school” way of fundraising through donation boxes and selling candy. Take school fundraising to new heights and try Skoolfund! It’s easy, safe and effective. That’s why AssistMePro gives Skoolfund two thumbs up!

Visit www.skoolfund.com to see for yourself that fundraising for your beloved alma mater has never been this convenient.

The Filipino Worker


Filipino workers, professional or skilled, are renowned internationally to be a massive qualified and efficient workforce. Not only are they expected to bring successful results in their own country, but many countries choose and employ Filipino workers to get a job done.

Looking back, Filipino workers have always been highlighted as hardworking and patient. Historically, they were under three major foreign occupations. Through this Filipinos learned to be submissive, work under extreme pressure, while creating relationships and building trust.

Today, Filipinos continue to set the bar on work ethics. They willfully and joyfully work to satisfy clients, develop businesses, offer services, provide a living for the family, and contribute to society. Since they are known for working so hard to finish their education in order to get a good job, they value their job as much and there’s no turning back to it. Nowadays, Filipino workers are spread around the globe in every kind of job because of the increase of demand of their capabilities. Nonetheless, more and more foreign companies are putting up their businesses in the Philippines not only because of huge investment opportunities but also to make the most out of the Filipino manpower that exists there.

Below are some personal traits and professional characteristics of the Filipino worker which has earned them global competency:

  • Educational Qualifications. With a high literacy rate of 94.9% and English proficiency of 75% based on statistics, Filipinos gained international acclaim in various fields. They undergo exceptional training through educational institutions with top quality standards and they use English as their official business language.
  • Industrious. Wanting to go home each day with a sense of fulfillment, the Filipino worker is used to work beyond the working hours to finish their task. Their vision of hard work always seems obvious by being able to perform their duties as expected by their employers.
  • Dependable. Since time, Filipinos are well known to be helpful and hospitable. In the workplace, Filipinos adhered to these characters by being reliable, loyal and trustworthy in whatever job given to them. They are serious when it comes to confidential information.
  • Innovative. Filipinos always want to improve work flow, put things into systems and carry out ideas to make the work easier. They organize matters to produce better results with their resourcefulness and creativity.

With this competency, who wouldn’t want to experience the quality of service Filipino workers can offer?

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Executive Assistant at Your Service

Executive Assistant. Executive Secretary. Office Assistant. Administrative Assistant. Personal Secretary. Whatever name it is called, it performs a similar role of giving support to an officer or executive of the company. My first job was an executive assistant to an embassy officer. Fresh from the university, I admit, it wasn’t the work I expected. I did almost everything that officer sitting on his high chair could do for himself. From preparing drinks for his visitors, answering and making his phone calls, typing pay checks, calling his driver, getting school schedules for his kids, arranging his vacation, to summarizing daily headline news. More than that, I also did research, talked to government officers, wrote letters, and coordinated special events for the embassy all at the same time. But months passed and I actually got good at it. I was able to multitask. I think my planner was more packed than his! So if you will ask me what executive assistance is, it’s multi-tasking. It’s organization. It’s management. It’s gaining the trust of the executive that you sure are dependable for anything, can keep things confidential, and can figure out which workload needs priority.

Well, if you will ask me why do executives need an assistant, let me share my second job with you. I gave up my first job at the embassy because I wanted more challenge—more than preparing drinks and typing pay checks. But don’t get me wrong, I was so grateful that that was my first job because if it wasn’t for that training I wouldn’t land up meeting my second boss at the real estate company. My second job wasn’t exactly called an executive assistant because she already had one. But she said she hired me to be her “corporate assistant.” I understood why she needed one apart from having a secretary. Simple: She’s an ultra busy lady! Documents unstoppable came in and out of her office for her signature. Managers and supervisors lined up to enter her office to ask for her advice. Letters of clients were piling up on her desk. Her phones were all ringing at the same time. Her email was receiving a hundred of messages a day demanding an urgent reply. Then there were office problems too that needed her attention, applicants who needed to be interviewed, sales and collection targets that needed to be achieved and reported to the CEO. Now how could she respond to all that without an assistant? Yes, there I found the challenge I was looking for. She needed someone who could help her implement the company policies and monitor how they were doing. She needed someone who could get back to the clients and address their individual concerns. She needed someone to monitor the sales and collection targets to make sure they were hitting the numbers. She needed someone to strictly assure everything in the office was running smoothly. She needed an assistant whom she could delegate confidential tasks to without losing control of the operations.

Yes, I do believe being an executive is really not an easy job. Everything rests their shoulders—from the least of business matters to the greatest decision making. It will break or make the company and employees’ future. Tough job. But that’s what executive assistants are here for—to be at their service, to help, to assist, to support—from least to greatest.

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