Guest Author: Julie Dietz, Higher Logic
Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day. They might be doing multiple microvolunteering activities, serving on a committee, or helping with special initiatives – all of which are essential to your association moving forward. So keep them motivated and feeling valued by showing appreciation for their hard work.
Here are five things you can do that that go above and beyond what your volunteers are expecting.
1. Publicly Thank Your Volunteers
Write a blog post, add a website banner, or call out your volunteers in online community discussion forums or social media to thank them for their hard work. Put your thank you message in a location that gets a lot of traffic to ensure that people see it, and give it a little more oomph by @mentioning your volunteer by name and listing accomplishments.
Want to do even better?
Change your member’s profile photos to show a special banner, such as MVP, so it’s clear that your volunteers are some of the most valuable members of your association. Other members, volunteers, and vendors will all see how important volunteers are every time they get an email, read a blog, or view other content authored by a volunteer with your MVP banner on their photo.