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

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Tobi Johnson
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points


Top Rated

A Whopping 90% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar 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Gestures big and small can be meaningful to your volunteers, but many nonprofit staff are still using outdated ideas about motivation.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.

What You Will Learn from this Recorded Nonprofit Webinar

  • 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 Nonprofit Webinar:

“Presenter was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.  I like how she weaved research into her presentation and made her recommendations evidence-based.  I also liked how she brought in ideas - like submitting for a national award or the mayor's proclamation.  Most important, though, was the presentation on intrinsic/extrinsic motivators and on unspoken expectations.  Well done.  Glad I took the time to participate in this webinar.”

Nancy McCullar, Casa of Berks County

“Knowing that we should show appreciation for volunteers is not news ... but knowing HOW can be the difference in creating successful volunteer retention. I'm grateful for Tobi's practical approach in strategy, and innovative recommendations on how to further personal connections. Great webinar!”

Lindsay Obringer, Keys School

"In 90 minutes, I got ideas and answers to issues that I have struggled with for two years!  Thank you so very much!"

Deb Bassett, The Center: 7 Rivers LGTBTQ Connection

"This nonprofit webinar reminded me how much more important it is to recognize peoples efforts with words and actions rather than "gifts" or "rewards"." 

Anita Murphy, Jasper-Dubois County Public Library

"Our small nonprofit relies on volunteers to achieve our mission.  We have been very fortunate to attract a solid group of dedicated volunteers. We have been looking for meaningful ways to thank these longtime folks as well as attract and engage new people.  This nonprofit webinar provided concrete suggestions to help us achieve those goals. I look forward to listening to volunteer recruitment next!"

Laurie Cleveland, Sourland Conservancy

"Succinct and approachable. The supporting material and references seem to really help bring action to the topic, and gave much food for thought!"

Thom Browers, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

“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

About Your Topic Expert

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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