Visual Aids


We’ve all heard that a picture says a thousand words. This week I received a video from Sharlene Coulter at Kids Cancer Care. It’s such a cute and thoughtful way to say thank you and it totally made my day.

I love using videos in training sessions. Not only does it allow me to take a bit of a breather, but a fun or interesting video helps me to emphasize important points that stick with our participants.

Have you checked out our fully-loaded Youtube channel?  I think these videos are great as recruitment tools or as part of an orientation to volunteering in your organization. It’s also a great way to thank a volunteer. Send them a link to one of the web’s wonderful pre-made thank you videos to volunteers like this one and let them know you’re thinking of all of the great work they do and you are grateful for their contribution.

It’s easy to fall in love with a well made video. Celebrate the contribution of your own volunteers in video form by having your volunteer featured in our VIP program. And while you’re working on nominating, consider nominating your volunteers or volunteer program for the Leadership Awards. Winning organizations and volunteers receive a professionally made video as part of their award. Youtube channels are free to set up and can be customized. And what a great idea for a skilled volunteer position – hire a volunteer to help you create your videos!

 For me, I love a good video that really reminds me why we do what we do. Here’s one of my personal favourites. Enjoy!

 Got a favourite Youtube clip or video? Share with us!



About Propellus

Propellus is a non-profit organization that has been empowering organizations since 1955. Through a dynamic range of consulting, training and member services, it helps organizations envision and realize new paths, practices and possibilities. Propellus guides, mentors and educates clients, arming them with tools and resources to help boost organizational effectiveness. Propellus strengthens organizations; in doing so, it leads the way toward building thriving communities.
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