Sunday, July 13, 2014

Best Recruiting Gifts to Acquire Awesome Volunteers

For starters, the most effective recruiting gifts aren't just creative, useful, and practical, but are also given unexpectedly - triggering emotions of excitement and surprise at the same time.

Likewise, recruiting gifts could leave an impact on any recruitment campaign. Whether you're planning to gather volunteers for an event or a cause, these giveaways could always be a tangible tool that will engage recipients and motivate them to cooperate. Here are some recruiting gifts that your volunteers would definitely love.

1) Personalized Magnets
If you're on a tight budget, personalized magnets would be great as recruiting gifts. You could get magnets the size of business cards for only $10/25. Just create a fun message with some graphics and adhere it to the magnet. This would be truly appreciated by your volunteers as it'll always remind them how much they were acknowledged.

2) Journals
You could give them away during an event or a cause. To make your journals more customized, design the cover with your brand's logo and don't forget to include a pen with your logo on it. You could also wrap them in cellophane and include a thank you card to make it more personal.

3) BookWear
One of the best recruiting gifts is the BookWear. These are small custom-designed "books" with surprise giveaway inside. Recruiting gifts with BookWear could be sunglasses, compressed t-shirts, backpack, socks, etc. They could be customized with your brand's logo, message, design elements, and a lot more. Likewise, you could mail a BookWear to your recipients since it's like a thick post card.

4) Unique “Thank You” Chocolate Bars
Also great employee thank you gifts, chocolate bars are always a great idea. You just need to buy flat chocolate bars and design the wrappers with your logo and/or design. Also, don't forget to write “thank you.” These chocolate bars could be handed out as individual recognitions or during group events.

Likewise, you could easily change the design so they'll always be unique. Aside from that, there are several software packages that could be used when it comes to designing. Flat bars are the easiest to use and when they're distributed, they instantly generate smiles.

Additional Tip: You could also use an embosser with a logo and a “thank you” message on it. Emboss your seals, envelopes, or wrappers directly. This could cost a lot, but it's definitely worth it. Adding class and making your efforts more recognized.

5) Framed Quotes
This is very simple, yet a very meaningful recruiting gift. Give your volunteers a framed quote relating to volunteerism and it'll capture their hearts. They could put it on their desk or hang it on the wall. Most volunteers would find this gift special, because every time they'll look at it, they'll be reminded of the service they have provided.

6) Placemats
You could take random photos as your volunteers do their work and print them on placemats. The possibilities with these thank you gifts are endless, so get creative and come up with something unique and original.

7) Unique Bookmarks
As ideal recruiting giveaways and gifts, you could make your own drawings or you can use children's drawings to make a bookmark. Just laminate them and include a “thank you” message at the back. Aside from being inexpensive, this could be a meaningful recruiting gift.

8) Totebags
Totebags aren't that expensive, especially if you buy them in bulk. Likewise, if you have more than enough time, you could also make them by your own. Just print your logo on these bags, with the brand name on one side. Don't forget to include a tag that says “thank you.”

9) Mouse Pads
If your event or cause is technology related, this would be a wonderful giveaway gift. Likewise, you could also use this idea even if it isn't. Just print your brand's logo and a thank you message on the mouse pad and you're all done.

Do you have an creative ideas for recruiting gifts? Let us know in the comments section below.

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