TEAM CAMARADERIE

STRATEGIC INTENTIONS

Creating a space for your team to feel recognized, supported, encouraged and understood is such a critical part of camaraderie and retention.  When your team feels appreciated, heard and important, they are 100% more likely to stay interested, helpful and committed to the animals they care so much about AND the organization they feel so connected to.  

Your team supports your organization and as volunteers they do it willingly – but this means it’s even more important to build relationships of gratitude and mutual benefit even if the benefit to your volunteers is simply validation.  Most of the time spent with your organization focuses on the maintenance and care needs for your pets, this is a nice way to offer a space within this organization to focus on individualism as well as friendships, mutual interests and prioritizing light-heartedness in a constantly overwhelming environment.

In addition, your team is your greatest power source for recruiting.  The stories they share, the way they discuss your organization, their ability to describe animal welfare in a perspective shifting narrative CREATES larger opportunities than can ever be generated from paid advertising to recruit more volunteering help.

WHERE TO POST

  • Schedule using Canva’s Content Planner to your Facebook TEAM Page or
  • Schedule using Canva’s Content Planner to your #Slack Channels


WHEN TO POST

  • 1st: Birthday Card
  • 15th: Volunversary Card
  • Daily Prompts: Each respective day

INCLUDED CONTENT

  • Motivational Monday
  • Tell Us Tuesday
  • Whip ‘Em Out Wednesday
  • Thankful Thursday
  • Foster Friday
  • Social Sharing Saturday

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Be consistent with your posts so your team can recognize them as a space created for them to engage and feel recognized
  • Get involved by liking, laughing, or commenting on every engagement by volunteers/fosters
  • Have Leadership post Motivational & Thankful Prompts if possible to show their appreciation and involvement

dESIGN TEMPLATES

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY

TELL US TUESDAY

WHIP 'EM OUT WEDNESDAY

THANKFUL THURSDAY

FOSTER STRATEGY FRIDAY

SOCIAL SHARING SATURDAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

HAPPY VOLUNVERSARY

SOCIAL SHARING SATURDAY