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5 Ways to Recognize Your Donors at Every Level Without Going Overboard

April 2, 2018

Relying on the kindness of strangers for anything can be a tricky tightrope to cross, but there are a few constants that are always worth adhering to when making the most of others’ generosity: namely, always be forthcoming with your appreciation. For smaller businesses, recognizing donors properly can present a challenge. Greater limits on staffing, resources, and (of course) funds mean that acknowledgments are probably going to be more restrained. There’s also a line to tiptoe here: you want to do something “big” enough that makes your donors feel appreciated, but not something so big that it overshadows the point... View Article

How to Keep Your Millennial Employees Happy

March 15, 2018

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you are probably familiar with the term, Millennial, and all the hype out there about how to reach these mythical “kids,” including how to motivate them at work. As a result, there have been a number of myths perpetuated about this generation who were born between about 1984 and 1996 that may or may not have any actual merit at all. It seems like everyone from Inc to Simon Sinek has gotten in on the lucrative game of claiming they have the answer to the so-called “Millennial motivation problem.” But does a problem even... View Article

How Employee Recognition Can Make or Break Your Company’s Retention Strategy

March 1, 2018

Why is it that some companies and corporations do a great job of not just hiring the best people, but also retaining them for years to even their entire career? Is it money? A shiny plaque or trophy at the 10-year, 20-year, and 50-year mark? What is it about recognizing your top employees that can make or break your company’s retention strategy? Consider this, according to recent studies, at least 57% of job candidates agree that a company’s reputation for being a great place to work is the top consideration for them accepting a job. If your company has no... View Article

Yes Virginia, JD Powers Awards Are Real

February 21, 2018

Turn on your television or go to a movie and you’ve probably seen the now ubiquitous ads from Chevrolet that feature real people reacting to the number of JD Powers Awards the car company has received over the last few years. These ads are so prominent that they’ve even been parodied by numerous comedians. And although car companies had been subtly mentioning any JD Power and other consumer agency awards they may have received in their advertising campaigns since the mid-1980’s, you may or may not have noticed the name until Chevy’s long-running campaign. As a result of all the... View Article

A Brief History of Our Favorite Film & TV Awards Shows

February 14, 2018

If you’re a fan of television, movies, or music, then you probably wait in eager anticipation at the beginning of every year for the start of Awards Season. From the Grammy Awards to the Emmy Awards to the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, and all the awards shows big and small, from January to March it seems there’s an award show on TV just about every other weekend. As awards makers ourselves, you’re probably not surprised by our own love and appreciation for Awards Season and the trophies that go with each of our favorites. This year, we thought we’d... View Article

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