How to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

teacher appreciation

This spring, educators around the country will be the center of attention during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Not sure how to get your school or learning center ready for this celebration? We do! It’s all about spoiling, thanking and honoring the men and women who work day in and day out to make sure our children have every opportunity…

10 Golf Tournament Prize Ideas That are a Hole in One

Seasonal & Special Events Ideas

Golf Prizes

Hosting a golf tournament is an excellent method for raising awareness, connecting with the community, and reaching fundraising goals. However, the devil is in the details, and one major detail to figure out is prizes to give away at the end of the tournament. Not to fret though, because these 10 golf tournament prize ideas are a hole in one…ba…

12 Company Picnic Themes & Ideas

Event Planning Tips

Company Picnic Themes & Ideas

If you need another excuse to blow off a Friday and spoil your staff, this is it! Host a company picnic to recognize your top employees and thank the entire crew for their hard work throughout the past year. And you know, a party isn’t a party unless it has a theme. And, cake. Don’t forget the cake. The Classic…

How to Run (and Promote) a Silent Auction for Your Non-Profit

Event Planning Tips

auction

Community fundraisers not only get the word out about your cause, they’re also a sure fire way to pad your non-profit’s operating budget and fund vital programming. It’s a win-win! Here’s a crash course on how to run a silent auction at your fundraiser and get your supporters excited about the upcoming event. Schedule the Event Secure a location and…

Diploma Wording Ideas (Ready to Use)

Phrases & Wording

diploma wording - ready to use

Whether your students are graduating from high school, beauty school, or a technical trade program, you want to provide an official document that honors their achievement. But just because it’s official doesn’t mean it has to be ho-hum. Check out some diploma wording ideas that’ll give your document just the right touch. Essential Info Before you dive into the wording…

How to Recognize Your Administrative Professionals on April 27th

Employee Recognition Ideas

administrative professionals day

While management might be the head honchos in your office, it is the administrative professionals who make a lot happen. From answering phones to helping with projects, administrative professionals are the glue that keeps a business together when there’s deadlines, issues, and busy days. Beginning in 1953, office staff have dedicated time during the end of April to recognizing the…

Dean’s List Certificate Templates & Wording

Student Recognition Ideas

Dean's List Certs

While most folks wouldn’t want to brag about being on a hit list or blacklist, making the dean’s list is a stellar achievement indeed. Bragging rights are definitely included with the honor, which means universities need to provide certificates that are worthy of being shown, hung and, perhaps most importantly, posted on Facebook or Instagram. A brag-worthy dean’s list certificate…

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Day! Here’s How to Honor Your Volunteers

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

volunteer hours

Okay, so it’s not Volunteer Appreciation Day just yet, but it’s coming! The official day in 2016 is April 20, which leaves you plenty of time to honor your rockstars. The National Conference on Citizenship estimated that in 2012, 64.3 million Americans volunteered 7.9 billion hours of their time to nonprofit organizations! Without the efforts of these generous individuals, many…

4 Creative Ways to Boost Sales on Social this Spring

Business Marketing Ideas

social media

Your customers crave social media. They browse Facebook before getting out of bed, retweet from the bathroom and pin photos of their lunch before taking a bite. What does that mean? Harness that social media addiction! Your business needs to get focused and launch a killer spring marketing campaign if you want to see warm-weather sales skyrocket. It’s no longer…

How to Reach Out After Losing Touch

Marketing & Sales Promotion Techniques

Handshake

Everyone has that long lost cousin who only shows up at holiday dinners and weddings. They pretend to be your best buddy on the one day of the year you actually connect — and it’s obnoxious. The same holds true for business contacts. It’s normal to lose touch. But, when it’s time to reconnect, be honest and enticing. Here’s how…