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Volunteer appreciation shouldn't be set aside for an annual luncheon. Nor should you wait until the end of a big project or event. Acknowledging the contributions of time and talent, big and small, should happen every day, all year 'round. Your busy schedule and "ginormous" to-do list may make this seem like wishful thinking, but here are some reasons why it's important: Most volunteers understand how busy you are, and knowing that you take time to personally thank them will make them feel valuable. Getting an actual card in the mail [...]
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One of the most researched and validated theories of volunteer motivation is that functional motives drive the volunteers willingness to join [...]
When developing volunteer recruitment appeals, your first instinct for messaging might not the best one. In fact, it might just shoot [...]
If you're plagued by volunteer retention issues -- or want to encourage deeper participation -- it helps to know what the [...]
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