Guest Author: Tim Ebner, Associations Now
It’s important to express gratitude to your members, especially those who routinely volunteer their time and effort to help you get important work done. Here are a few meaningful ways, big and small, to say thanks.
Last week was National Volunteer Week, and on the Leadership Blog, my colleague Mark Athitakis shared some ideas about how to engage new volunteers. That’s something that Melissa Swartz, CAE, devotes a lot of time and attention to as the volunteer engagement manager at ISACA, an association of IT governance professionals.
But last week, her focus wasn’t on recruiting new volunteers. Instead, ISACA took time to thank its current volunteers through its Volunteer Appreciation Week celebration, now in its second year.
“It was a good opportunity to highlight the impact that volunteers have on our organization and within the professional community. We turn it into a really fun campaign that the association staff can really get behind to support.”