Are You Budgeting Enough to Properly Show Volunteer Appreciation?
The heart and soul of a non-profit organization are the volunteers who support the mission and the cause. These individuals work from the good of their hearts, not expecting – just doing because they want to help others. If you run a non-profit, you know all too well how much you rely on your volunteers. While they don’t expect to receive any direct recognition, it is a nice idea to show them how much you appreciate all of their hard work and dedication.
Hosting a volunteer appreciation event is a fantastic way to take your hat off to those giving, kind-hearted men and women. There are a number of ways you can show how thankful you are. For example, you could host a special banquet, plan a retreat, or even give out gift baskets. While all of these are great volunteer appreciation ideas, and are bound to be appreciated by your volunteers, they do require a monetary investment. Do you have enough money set aside for such an investment? How much do you need to set aside? How should you go about creating a budget?