Recorded Webinar

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

Price: 49.99
Author: Tobi Johnson
Duration: 90 Minutes
Course Level: Beginner
Year Created: 2018
CFRE Approved: 1.50 Points

Instant Access! Recorded Webinar Description

A Whopping 92% of the People Who Attended This Webinar Recording Rated It As Great to Excellent!

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Gestures big and small can be meaningful to your volunteers, but many nonprofit staff are still using outdated ideas about motivation.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 90-minute webinar recording, 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 Slides


What Attendees Said about This Webinar Recording:

“The webinar really helped expand my thought process on appreciating volunteers. It is easy to get stuck on doing the same old things, but the webinar helped remind me of other ways to accomplish this task.”

Nikki Taylor, California State University - Fresno

“A lot of great information and some great ideas to move forward with from participating in this webinar. I also appreciated the websites for the quizzes to see how we are doing at this point which will help us to achieve better results in the end.”

Diane Mauthe, Agriculture in the Classroom

“This webinar really helped spark some new ideas when it comes to volunteer recognition and how to really make them feel appreciated as well as valued!”

Carly Jones, Caritas Family Solutions

“Webinar was informative and provided materials to use and put in place immediately.”

Angela Woods, The Living Desert

“Tobi Johnson presented valuable information in a concise format. She was thoughtful in her responses and provided insightful information that will aid me in the performance of my job. Thank you!”

Jami Britt Noble, The Salvation Army

“Loved that it covered MANY facets of volunteering”

Sharon Studdard, Uniting Hope 4 Children

“I really enjoyed this webinar.  It provided a new perspective on how to look at both the board members and volunteers.”

Charmion Simms

“This webinar was informative and had a lot of research to back up the topic at hand. Great ideas will be shared that will get your brain motivated to thinking big for you organization!”

Liz Vachon

“I really appreciated learning about the intrinsic and extrinsic ways to recognize a volunteer.  Knowing the difference will definitely impact my work, and is something I can consider and implement moving forward.”

Monica Petersen, American Red Cross

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 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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