How well do you know your neighbor? With the hustle and bustle of everyday life many are finding themselves more and more dettached from their neighbors and the community as a whole can end up suffering. Using small rewards to incentivize community engagement can help not only accomplish community goals, but engage a certain subset of your community to slow down and get involved. Whether you need to clean up the neighborhood playground, seed the community garden or encourage young adults in your community to get in the habit of giving blood, a small incentive could do the trick. Offering a $5 gift card to retailers like Subway or Speedway to incentivize either your whole community or a specific group, like young adults or seniors (or both to get cross-generational volunteerism going!) can provide a small boost to get community members active. Whether your goal is to make a positive impact on a small budget or to bring the community together as a whole, gift cards are a great motivational tool and something everyone can appreciate. How is your community incentivizing community engagement? As the summer comes to an end and fall is quickly approaching, what are you doing to bring your town, city or community together in a unified effort to make your community a better place? Leave us a comment with your ideas!
Giving gift cards is the perfect way to say thank you to hard-working volunteers. Volunteers are a vital part of many businesses, especially start-ups or smaller companies who do not yet have the funding to cover salaries for all of the help that they need. The same can be said for interns, who put in long hours for class credit or a bit of experience. Whether you run a nonprofit or a small start-up, it's likely that volunteers and interns are a very important part of your business plan. That's why it's important to show your appreciation in any way you can, especially if you can't afford to fund a salary. Some ways that you can use gift cards to thank your hardworking volunteers, who take time out of their busy lives to help your company, include:
Saying thank you to volunteers is important. Volunteers are a crucial part of any nonprofit organization and it’s important not to forget about all that they do. Many take the time out of their own busy lives to give back to their communities, asking nothing in return. Here are a few simple, yet thoughtful volunteer appreciation gift ideas to thank those volunteers this season:
GiftCard Partners has been a member of the Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC) for many years and was excited at the opportunity to help out with their partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project®. We joined many other IGCC members in the IGCC Holiday Gift Campaign to present the Wounded Warriors Project officials with $31,800 in gift cards, ranging from retail, grocery, entertainment and more. In the past four years, the IGCC campaign has raised more than $100,000 for the organization supporting thousands of injured service members and veterans injured in combat, including providing assistance to their families. To learn more about how you can help donate your time or money to this wonderful cause check out the Wounded Warriors Project online.
Volunteers are a crucial part of the holiday season and it’s important not to forget about all that they do. Many take the time out of their own busy lives to give back to their communities, asking nothing in return. Here are a few simple, yet thoughtful volunteer appreciation gift ideas to thank those volunteers this season:
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