What makes you feel most appreciated? Does a personal call rate higher than an email? Will a personalized note at the bottom of a letter rank higher than a piece addressed to ‘friend’? Are you more touched by a thank you call from a board member than a tax receipt acknowledgement?
What if you take it to the next level? Why not think like a concierge? How can you create an experience that is remarkable? Are you able to connect two people who share the same purpose? Can you include one of your fans in a behind-the-scenes event? Are you able to recognize an individual during a presentation among their peers? Can you craft a simple memento that sits discretely for the supporter who wishes to remain anonymous but desire something they can gravitate towards? I once saw a small picture frame with a quote hanging on the backside of a door. The quote was from the causes most dedicated volunteer and its presence in a non public location was the perfect balance of recognition from those inside the cause without using a spotlight.