Volunteer Appreciation

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4 Ways to Practice Gratitude as a Volunteer Manager

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude as a Volunteer Manager This post was originally published on tobijohnson.com. Have you ever been the lucky beneficiary of expressions of gratitude from clients and friends. Their heartfelt thank you notes really lift spirits during tough weeks. Have you ever stoped to think about the power of gratitude? How might it [...]

By |2019-03-20T14:02:48+00:00March 12th, 2019|Volunteer Appreciation, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

This is How to Write the Perfect Volunteer Thank You Letter

This is How to Write the Perfect Volunteer Thank You Letter Volunteer coordinators are always looking for the perfect way to say thank you to their volunteers. We're on a constant search to adequately express our gratitude, so we turn to thanking volunteers through special gifts, plaques, or recognition dinners. But what if I told you [...]

By |2019-03-20T12:50:46+00:00August 21st, 2018|Volunteer Appreciation|0 Comments

How to Uncover “Hidden” Expectations for Real Volunteer Appreciation

Genuine volunteer appreciation goes beyond plaques, pins, certificates, and giveaways. It involves deep listening and honoring the true needs of volunteers. But many volunteer expectations are never verbally expressed. How do we understand them if they aren’t communicated? Psychological Contract theory can help. Psychological Contracts: The Basics Much of our expectations in the work (and [...]

By |2019-03-21T11:20:39+00:00December 27th, 2017|Volunteer Appreciation|0 Comments

How to Make Volunteer Appreciation an Every Day Habit

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 [...]

By |2019-03-21T11:25:34+00:00September 19th, 2017|Volunteer Appreciation|0 Comments

Two Big Reasons for Volunteer Appreciation (not what you think)

National Volunteer Week is just around the corner (April 23-28 in the US and Canada), a wonderful time to focus on board member and volunteer appreciation. Unfortunately, executive leaders sometimes don't readily see the value of investing resources (time + money) into anything beyond trinkets that have little meaning. There are two main reasons to show gratitude to [...]

By |2019-03-21T11:27:04+00:00April 5th, 2017|Volunteer Appreciation|0 Comments