Board members represent the values and interests of their organizations for a continuous, full-time basis. They often give up their sleep and personal time to dedicate their expertise and resources on a regular basis, without getting paid, which is why it’s so important to show appreciation for their hard work. Here are a few of our most loved board appreciation ideas that will bring a smile to their faces!

Gifts: High quality executive gifts are the best way to show your appreciation to your board members. Unique and useful gifts will always be appreciated whether it’s for a holiday or retirement present.

Special Achievements: Boards have big tasks. When they accomplish these lofty objectives, whether that’s creating and monitoring the annual budget, or the approval and management of a strategic plan, it’s important to recognize them for their effort. Making sure to highlight these significant achievements in your newsletter or social media is an excellent way to accomplish this.

Recognizing Their Contributions: Nonprofits may also show their appreciation to each board member by establishing a “tribute wall” in their offices, which includes photos, quotes, and memorable moments with long-time board members. This is a great way to acknowledge their contributions over the years and can be particularly significant when they leave after an extended period of service.

Nonprofits can also provide an online shout-out to their board members by using social media or sending an email to the local newspaper. This is a great method to give your board members the attention they deserve and draw attention to the amazing work your organization is doing in your community.