Board members work tirelessly to represent their nonprofit organizations’ values and interests in a full-time capacity. They often give up their sleep and personal time to give their time and expertise on a continuous basis and without earning a penny this is why it’s important to recognize them for all their dedication. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for thanking them on the board that will put a smile on their faces!
Gifts for Executives: Executive-themed gifts that are high-end are the ideal way to show your gratitude to board members. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Christmas present or a present for their retirement, unique and useful gifts are always appreciated.
Special Achievements Board members have important tasks, and when they accomplish the big goals, whether that’s appraising and managing the strategic plan, or creating and evaluating the annual budget, it’s important to recognize their hard work. This can be done by highlighting these accomplishments in your newsletter and on social media.
Honoring their Contributions: Nonprofits may also wish to show their appreciation for board members by constructing “tribute walls” in their offices, which feature photos, quotes, and other memorable moments of long-term members. This is an excellent way to recognize their contributions over the years and can be particularly meaningful when they depart after a long period of service.
Nonprofits can also provide an online shout-out to their board members using social media or sending a letter to the local newspaper. This is an excellent way to give your board members the recognition they deserve, and to draw attention to all the positive things that your organization does within your community.