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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION ARTS

INFORMED CONSENT
Hello, I am Samantha Minyard, a student at Georgia Southern University, and I am conducting a study on the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization to see how they implemented a more effective human resource management program to their non-profit organization. The purpose of this research is to study how the organization used the solution given by the Muttart Foundation (HR Cluster Program) to better their revenue and allowed them to serve more clients, while not overtaxing staff or requiring additional staff. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. The risks from participating in this study are no more than would be encountered in everyday life; however, you may stop participating at any time without any penalty. You may choose to not answer any question(s) for any reason. The benefits to society include more coverage of the Muttart Foundations HR Cluster Program as well as the growth of other non-profit organizations. In order to protect your confidentiality, a pseudonym for your name will appear on all of the information recorded during the experiment. All the information gathered will be used. The information gathered throughout this study will be held in a locked file cabinet at Georgia Southern whereas no one else will have access to it. The participants will have access to take part in the study as often as theyd like. Interviews and questionnaires will be available for them daily throughout the span of two months. The interviews will last from 15-30 minutes. The questionnaires will take a total of 5-10 minutes. The participants will be non-adolescent employees of The Boys and Girls Club Big Brother Big Sister organization. Outside participants will consist of local community members and parents of the adolescents partaking in the program. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study at any time, please feel free to contact me, Samantha Minyard, student at Georgia Southern University at (912)346-8293. If at any time a participant no longer wishes to participate in this study he/she can stop at any time without penalty. The participant may at any time withdraw his/herself out of the study

To contact the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs for answers to questions about the rights of research participants please e-mail IRB@georgiasouthern.edu or call (912) 478-0843. You must be 18 years of age or older to consent to participate in this research study. If you consent to participate in this study and to the terms above, please sign your name and indicate the data below. You will be given a copy of this consent form to keep for your records.

Thank you very much for your time. Samantha Minyard Georgia Southern University Communication Arts