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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers by John L. Lipp

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Chapter 13
How to Say Thank You and Really Show It
In This Chapter
♦ All your volunteers need to feel appreciated
♦ Why personalized recognition is most effective
♦ Throw a recognition party that keeps them coming back
♦ The balance between individuals and the group
♦ Easy and low-cost ways to say thanks
Recognition is one of my favorite topics. Unless you’re a scrooge at heart (in which case working with volunteers probably isn’t the best place for your talents!), it’s personally rewarding to let other people know just how special they are and what a great job they’re doing. Saying thanks, and doing it through a variety of creative words and actions, is one of the most effective ways to retain a team of dedicated volunteers.
At the same time, most ...

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