What kinds of goal attainment should you recognize?
___Organizational time milestones
___Organizational accomplishments, such as reaching service goals, reaching membership goals, reaching fundraising goals, the receipt of a particular grant or other funds, and organizational awards or other recognitions
___Achievements by staff members or other significant people in the organization, such as significant anniversaries (ten years as director; five years as a volunteer); receipt of a higher education or graduate degree; offices in or awards from a professional organization; or promotion within the organization
Why recognize goal attainment?
___Public recognition of goal attainment can provide your organization with good public relations
___Public or private observance of goal attainment can provide staff members and volunteers with motivation
___Celebration of goal attainment contributes to and sustains the organization's culture, history, and myth
Whom should you include in the recognition of goal attainment?
___If you're recognizing goal attainment only within the organization, you include some or all of the following:
- The staff members directly responsible for reaching the goal
- All staff
- Participants or beneficiaries of service
- Board members
- Members, if you're a membership organization
- Supportive officials and community members
___If you're recognizing goal attainment publicly, you include, in addition to those above, some or all of the following:
- Community officials
- Specific community leaders, depending upon the event
- Other community members who contributed to the effort
- The general public
- The media
When is the best time to recognize goal attainment?
___As close to the actual goal attainment as possible.
How do you recognize goal attainment?
___Decide on your purpose in recognizing the attainment of this goal
___Decide whether you want a public or private recognition, or both.
___Decide what kind of recognition you have the resources for.
___Decide on the tone you want to set
___Decide on a specific way to recognize goal attainment, such as:
- A party or meal for staff, volunteers, and/or others connected to the organization
- Another type of in-house recognition
- An occasion designed to convey information and/or bring you publicity
- A press release
- A press conference
- A reception
- A public ceremony
- A rally
- A public celebration