Tag Archives | Volunteer recognition

Beyond Plaques & Pins: Volunteer Reward & Recognition from a New Perspective

Naturally, leaders of volunteers want to express their gratitude for the contributions of their volunteers and want to encourage them to continue their efforts. As I work on a volunteer recognition and retention plan for one of my consulting clients, I’ve taken a step back to reconsider — What really motivates us? How can that be integrated into how we reward and recognize volunteers?

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Keep Volunteers Coming Back

All volunteers need some sort of training.  In fact, training has a big impact on whether volunteers stay or go.  According to “Volunteer Management Practices and Retention of Volunteers,” a study by the […]

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Keeping Volunteers Happy: Four Lessons from My Aunt Deanna

I recently had a fantastic conversation with a beloved aunt who volunteers regularly. She shared her perspectives on her recent volunteer experiences. I learned a lot about volunteer retention from what she had to say. With her permission, I thought I’d pass on her wisdom.

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Cool Tool: Mini Cards from Moo

I’ve needed new business cards for a while, but was waiting for something inspirational and different. I finally found it! A print company called MOO creates fantastic cards and stickers that are colorful, creative, and out-of-the box. Bye bye boring!!

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