I found a great set of rules at “Hands-0n Blog” for recognizing your volunteers or when planning your volunteer recognition efforts.
The Nine Basic Rules for Volunteer Recognition
Consider these 9 rules for volunteer recognition when planning a recognition effort:
1. Recognize . . . or else — The need for recognition is very important to most people. If volunteers do not get recognition for productive participation, it is likely that they will feel unappreciated and may stop volunteering with your program.
2. Give it frequently — Recognition has a short shelf life. Its effects start to wear off after a few days, and after several weeks of not hearing anything positive, volunteers start to wonder if they are appreciated. Giving recognition once a year at a recognition banquet is not enough.
3. Give it via a variety of methods — One of the implications of the previous rule is that you need a variety of methods of showing appreciation to volunteers. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you starting to gear up for your “End-Of-Year Fundraising Campaigns”? Studies show that anywhere between 40% and 70% of contributions come in during the last quarter of the year. Are you missing out on one of your best opportunities to inspire donors to not only give, but give more than at any other time of year?
Would you like to get better results than last year’s campaign? Do you want to learn how to implement your campaigns but don’t know how to get started?
Many of you desire to grow your ministries and organizations. Usually it takes prayer, time, effort, and money. The latter – money is probably the most crucial of the four, not in importance, but in the ability to get things done with either personnel or products and services. Money can provide these quickly and easily.
So how do you learn the skills of fundraising? Do you go to school? Attend seminars? On-The-Job Training?
The bible tells us that the wise learn from those who’ve already done it. From those who have the experience “in the field” so to speak. If we can learn from the best, we can avoid the costly mistakes that might ruin our mission goals and objectives.
Today I’d like to introduce you to “Donor Powerblog”. This blog is authored by Greg Fox, senior vice president of strategy at Merkle, a privately-held customer relationship marketing agency in the U.S.
The article I’d like for you to read is: Best Blogs for Fundraisers – who want to improve, grow, and innovate.
The blogs listed in the article can help you to uncover some of the best strategies and tips to help you actively engage with and develop your relationships with your volunteers, donors, and prospects.
Today, more than ever, donors are insisting that you treat them as part of your team, not passive ATMs. Volunteers also want to feel like they’re part of the team, that they’re making a difference, that what they’re doing for you is valuable and appreciated.
Read the full article at: http://www.donorpowerblog.com/donor_power_blog/2009/02/best-blogs-for-fundraisers.html
I hope that this article will help grow your organization and develop long-lasting relationships.
Harvest Media’s Website Development Services division can help you to put together a plan to grow your organization that works. Call Joe Goodale today at 520-790-1222, talk to me about your plans for growing your ministry or organization.