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Ultimate Ideas Newsletter

How to lead, recruit and retain more volunteers and members!

Issue 15

Welcome to this edition of the newsletter. Thanks so much for joining us!

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.


Thank You Recognition!

This newsletter is short and sweet! We've got so many more great ideas for you on volunteer recruitment, volunteer recognition and volunteer management that we'll share in the coming newsletters. 

But for now we just want to leave you with a few quotes from our hugely popular E-Book Beyond Just Words! 502 Inspirational Quotes for Those Who Serve. We hope they will inspire you!


Thank you for what you do, because...

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.

John W. Gardner


Never underestimate your power for...

When people care for you they can straighten out your soul.

Langston Hughes



Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.




Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed - there is so little competition!

Elbert Hubbard



There is never a traffic jam when you go the extra mile.



Never be afraid for...

The team that makes the most mistakes will probably win. The doer makes mistakes, and I want doers on my team, players who make things happen.

John Wooden


Look at it this way...

If at first you don't succeed - try, try again. Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.

Robert Orben



All eagles were born to soar. It is why we were created. Our power, however, comes not from what we can see, it is in the unseen. It is the wind, not our wings, that lifts us to the high places. It is our vision, not our eyes, that makes us rulers of the skies. But, above all these, it is our spirit, not our speed, that leads us to be strong and free.

David McNally


And finally...

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach


All quotes from the book Beyond Just Words! 502 Inspirational Quotes for Those Who Serve


New Book!

What we need are more people who specialize in the impossible.     Theodore Roethke



Beyond Just Words

502 Inspirational Quotes for Those Who Serve

eBook of 97 A4 pages containing 502 quotes


Some quick feedback about the book from the field...

Thank you Judy for the eBook. I have always collected quotes and sayings, so it is interesting to see some of those in your book. They certainly are inspirational and I have used them already to personalize the volunteer Christmas cards. It has been a joy to watch the volunteer open their card and read the message, and see their face light up. It is definitely worth the extra time and effort. With thanks for compiling it – I know I will find it very useful in newsletters, cards etc.

Chris Elding


Community Visitors Scheme

Lutheran Community Care



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