Volunteer and Board Appreciation on a Shoestring - How to Recognize and Inspire Deeper Commitment to Your Cause

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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Volunteer appreciation is a core strategy, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because regular gratitude will boost your long-term results and engagement with volunteers.

Gestures big and small can be meaningful to your volunteers, but many nonprofit staff are still using outdated ideas about motivation. Don’t become a revolving door for underappreciated board members and volunteers. Learn how to demonstrate genuine gratitude that is truly meaningful to volunteers and Board members and you’ll keep them coming back year after year.

In this lively 90-minute webinar, we’ll share simple ways you can keep volunteers and Board members motivated and engaged all year long using methods that are creative, inspiring, and easy on the budget.  

Your presenter, Tobi Johnson, has helped countless nonprofits develop strategies to acknowledge volunteers and Board members in ways that keep them coming back. She will share tip sheets and templates, developed from 30 years experience in the field,  to help you get your recognition plan moving immediately.

You’ll learn:

  • How to reward volunteers and Board members in ways that tap their true inner motivations

  • How to align your recognition strategy with evidence and best practices

  • How to unearth the promises volunteers and Board members think you’ve made (but haven’t told you about)

  • How to use appreciation to expand commitment and increase retention rates

  • How to use recognition to develop committed Board and volunteer leaders

  • How to choose the times of year that make the most sense for formal recognition events

  • How to make volunteer celebrations more meaningful without more money

  • How to easily acknowledge volunteer and Board member efforts day-to-day

  • How to combine all of your tactics into one, unified low-cost approach to multi-level recognition

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. [Worksheet] Volunteer Motivations & Expectations Map

  2. [Checklist] Volunteer/Board Member Appreciation Event

  3. [Template] Volunteer Event In-Kind Request

  4. [Tip Sheet] How to Write A Meaningful Thank You Note

  5. [Workbook] 12-Month Volunteer Recognition Strategy & Budget

  6. A Consolidated Workbook of all of the above for easy download

  7. The Webinar Recording & Slides

Join us to learn how you can show your love and increase your impact, all without breaking your bank.

About Your Presenter:

Tobi Johnson, MA, CVA is an internationally recognized author, speaker, thought leader in the field of volunteer engagement. She is the President of Tobi Johnson & Associates, a consultancy that helps nonprofits of all sizes strengthen their volunteer strategy, and VolunteerPro, an online learning and networking community for leaders of volunteers.

Tobi is also a contributor to Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights for Transforming Volunteer Programs in a Changing World, edited by VolunteerMatch.org and published by Wiley & Sons in May 2015. She shares insights and evidence-based strategies to attract, inspire and mobilize top volunteer talent through Tobi’s Volunteer Management Blog

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