Dear Volunteers: Thank You for All You Do!
Did you know that 7.4 million Californians volunteer for their local nonprofits each year to contribute a total of 940 million volunteer hours valued at more than $21 billion (yes, billion!)?
This week is THE official Volunteer Appreciation Week and we want to take a moment to thank the men and women who give so generously, tirelessly, and consistently to support our local nonprofits – and, especially, those who give to Spokes.
If your organization is like ours, you rely heavily on volunteers as an extension of your human resources. The fact is, no charitable organization could exist without at least one key volunteer group – its board members – so it is impossible to overstate the value volunteers bring to the nonprofit sector.
And, it is impossible to over-appreciate them, too. But, for this week, why not try?
We’d like to rise to our own challenge by taking a moment to publicly recognize and thank Spokes’ volunteers, starting with our board members who continuously carve time out of their busy schedules and away from other obligations to champion and shepherd Spokes’ mission:
Spokes is also very fortunate to have more than 30 rotating volunteers who offer their professional expertise and counsel to help Spokes members improve their nonprofit management skills, solve tough problems, and achieve their goals. Following are the 22 volunteers who actively contributed to Spokes’ mission this past year. If you know any of them, please join us in thanking them for all they do to support Spokes – and YOU!
*Find me on LinkedIn!
We’ve provided links to our volunteers’ professional sites in case you’d like to learn more about them. If you do, you’ll soon see what an extraordinary volunteer corps they are and why we feel so very lucky and thankful! Please join us for a future workshop and you’ll soon see for yourself…