Board members represent the interests and values of their nonprofit organizations for a continuous, full-time basis. They often give up sleep and personal life to give their time and resources without earning a penny. This is why it’s important to show appreciation to them. Here are a few of our favorite board appreciation ideas that will bring a smile to their faces!
Gifts for executives: Executive gifts that are high-end are the ideal way to express your gratitude to board members. If it’s a gift for the holidays or a present for their retirement special and useful gifts are always appreciated.
Special Achievements: Boards perform important tasks. When they achieve these lofty goals, whether it’s developing and monitoring the annual budget, or making decisions and implementing a strategic plan, it’s crucial to recognize them for their effort. This can be done by highlighting the accomplishments in your newsletter as well as on social media.
Recognizing Their Contributions: Nonprofits can also show their appreciation for individuals on the board by creating a “tribute wall” in their offices with photographs, quotes, and memorable moments with long-term board members. This is a nice way to honor their contributions over the years and can be particularly important that site when they depart after an extended period of service.
Nonprofits can also decide to publicly recognize their board members through social media or by sending letters to local newspaper. This is an excellent opportunity to give your board members the attention they deserve, and bring attention to all the positive things your organization has done within your community.