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“What can I get my non-profit staff, especially that mysterious volunteer manager, who seems to run around a lot?” You, my dear ED or CEO have come to the right place.
Let me help you gift your hard working volunteer manager this year with something he or she will actually treasure.
Forget that inflatable unicorn horn you wear on your head. Forget that sweater that depicts Santa in a magician’s hat. Forget that self help book on “How to Field Criticism and Still Feel Validated.”
Forget two extra weeks vacation, uh meh. No. Give a gift that really resonates with your VM. And, the best part is, it doesn’t cost you a thing, only a sheet of paper, a printer and a pair of scissors. And, as a bonus, in typical cooperative volunteer manager style, I’ll even throw in the template!
Here are my three top picks for a Volunteer Manager Holiday gift:
Get Out of Event Free Card:
Budget Increase Steal of Choice card:
Immunity from Assignment Card:
Well Executive Directors, there you have it, the top three gift coupons for your volunteer manager. A few moments, a pair of scissors and you are done shopping!
And, oh, volunteer managers? Feel free to slip these under the door of your executive director.
Unless you really want that coffee mug that says, “World’s Greatest Office Worker.”
Alana Knoppow said:
Lol, because soooo many EDs and CEOs are asking this question. I love the gift ideas! You’re awesome.
Alana Knoppow, MSW
Volunteer Program Manager, SE
Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice
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Thanks so much Alana, I know I was always hoping for one of these gifts, but no. The yearly $5 Starbucks card would always give me one morning of feeling really special. Happy happy holidays!
Nancy Hopkins said:
I’m still laughing.
Thank you for the good laugh!
I’m glad you found this amusing Nancy, and thank you for sharing that, it means a lot to me. After all, sometimes we just have to laugh. I’m not sure, but I think my laughing always had an element of sobbing in there too. Take care of YOU this holiday season!
Thanks for embedding a lot of truth inside a good laugh, Meridian! I would have snatched up all of these cards back in the day.
Thanks Elisa! I used to make these for myself, but then sadly, no one recognized them as valid!
Sue Hine said:
My LOL moment of the day. Thank you Meridian for the laugh, and for putting the salient messages out there. May you get at least one Christmas wish granted, and have a happy season.
Thanks Sue, Happy Holidays to you, we miss you!