A Thank You Group Card to a Beloved Teacher

Using Kudoboard, Mary Ellen’s class came together last year to create a thank you group card for her mentorship and inspiration as part of the SELP program. A few quotes from the board to get a flavor for it:

You’re one of the most incredible women I’ve ever met. Being on your team has been an absolute delight and blessing. You have been referred to many times as an “angel,” and there’s no doubt you’ve made an incredible difference in each and every participants lives. I love you!

You have been a light shining energy in my life the past four months. You are encouraging and powerful. I feel as though I am safe under your guidance and that you would help me if I ever needed it. You are the true definition of someone “having my back”. I wish you the best in all of your endeavors and I declare that you were successful in touching our hearts during this SELP course!

To the woman who personifies miracles and magic, who is love and grace, a relentless and powerful stand for the greatness of all who cross her path, and an unstoppable force of goodness in the world… Thank you for all that you are and all that you do!!! You are such an inspiration and a true miracle for me (for us all). I am so honored to know you and grateful for your leadership, partnership and friendship.

See the full Kudoboard here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/lUCxB5bI

Thanks for giving us permission to share your Kudoboard story, Mary Ellen!

Happy 14th Work Anniversary with a Kudoboard

14 years and going strong. To help celebrate Jack K.’s tenure at NPI, his colleagues created him a Kudoboard.  With some terrific shark and tiger GIFs, Jack was sure to feel the appreciation. But the notes on the group card are typically what make it special.  Here are just a few:

Thanks to the man who has many faces and knows just about if not everything there is to know about our company. Fourteen years is an amazing accomplishment Jack, good on you for everything that you have helped this company become and for making sure that we have the materials needed to ship the orders we take. Congratulations!!!

Congrats on hitting the 14 year mark! Your hard work and dedication has helped shape RAM Mounts into the company it is today!

Jack! Thank you so much for being my scanning buddy, I don’t know what I’d do without you! Despite an intense workload, you are always so willing to answer questions and help me with various requests. I’ve really enjoyed the past few months of working near you and with you more. It’s been lovely commiserating over those staples in our scans together 😉

See the full board here:

https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/RWQnsVRT

Thanks for giving us permission to share, Jack!  

Happy Birthday eCard From a Group of Colleagues

Sometimes a few lovely notes from colleagues are just what the doctor ordered for your birthday.  That was certainly the case for Joann S., who received a happy birthday eCard from her coworkers on Kudoboard.  Here are a few of the notes:

Happy happy birthday to someone who brings a smile to everyone around her. Hope you have the most wonderful day, and that you get treated like the Queen during her Diamond Jubilee!! 🙂 You deserve it!!

Happy Birthday, Joann! I feel so lucky to have worked with such an uplifting, inspiring woman as you for the past three years! I hope your day is full of joy and fun. Onward and upward!

Joann, happy birthday to you! You are not only a beautifully empathetic, charismatic, and incredibly well-adjusted person; but you are also my favorite person to get through a stressful day of last-minute changes with. I hope that on your special day, you get to take a break from travelling for work, and perhaps start planning your next European bike trip with all those points 🙂

See the full happy birthday ecard here:

https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/OCe2ghp6

We appreciate you giving us permission to share your board, Joanne!

Thank You Group Card to Recognize a Student Mentor

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Last year Beverly Weller was chosen by Washington IST teachers to receive recognition as one of their best student mentors.  A few excerpts from the board:

Thank you for all that you do to support your students. I have enjoyed partnering with you the last few years and appreciate your experience and commitment to your students.

You have always been so dedicated to the progress and success of our students, so a big thank you to you!  It is so refreshing to work with such positive and approachable mentors, such as yourself 🙂

Thank you for being an amazing mentor for our students.  It has been a pleasure working with you for the last few years!!  I always know you will respond to my emails and help me in motivating and encouraging our students.

Check out the full board here:

https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/hv5qMP7S

Thanks for giving us permission to share your board, Beverly.  And a (belated) congrats from all of us at Kudoboard!

Group eCard From Fans

What do Reba McEntire, Ashley McBryde, Carrie Underwood, and Michael Ray all have in common? 

If you guessed that they are all country music artists, you’d be right. But more importantly (to us anyway!), they all have fans that recently created them Kudoboards. 

Check it out here:  Reba’s Kudoboard, Ashley’s Kudoboard, Carrie’s Kudoboard, Michael’s Kudoboard.

Kudoboard is most often used in the workplace to celebrate birthdays, work anniversaries, onboarding, and farewells.  But it’s also great to use in your personal life – whether to celebrate a family member or friend on a special occasion, or to recognize an artist that you love. 

Here’s what it looks like in action on Twitter, start to finish:

From inviting others to contribute…

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To seeing the messages roll in…

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To delivering the board…

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To seeing the recipient’s reaction!

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The Ultimate Get Well Group Card

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NBA Pacers’ all-star Victor Oladipo suffered a season ending injury when he ruptured the quad tendon on his right knee in a win over Toronto on January 23rd.  

As anyone who has spent time in Indiana knows – that state loves its basketball.  While they were heartbroken that their star would be out, they also wanted to let him know that they were behind him 100% in his recovery and eventual return. 

The Pacers marketing team created Olidapo a Kudoboard, put it on their website, and let the fans take it from there.  Nearly 1000 (!!!!) posts later, Olidapo has one of the larger Kudoboards that’s ever been created. Check it out HERE!  It takes a few seconds to load since there are so many pictures posted, but the wait is worth it. 

Recognizing a Leader with a Group Card

In 2018, Deborah KL wrapped up her two year stint as the president of the Association of American Women in Europe.  To thank her for the time and commitment to the organization, the group put together a ‘thank you’ Kudoboard highlighting Deborah’s two years in office.

The board includes dozens of effusive notes to Deborah recognizing her efforts.  Here are just a few excerpts:

“Thank you for your leadership, your poise, your empathy, your spontaneous literary quotations, your unflagging humor and overall grace. As AAWE President you have nurtured our beloved association to a renaissance in membership and enthusiasm.”

“I have so enjoyed having you as President, your enthusiasm, efficiency and constant good humour were a pleasure. I know what that job takes and can profoundly appreciate all the time, work and love that you have given. Could we talk you into another year?”

“What a pleasure it’s been to work with you, and to see AAWE thrive and flourish, buzzing with fun events and innovative ideas. It’s inspiring to see how you dash from parties to financial seminars to support training, usually with a tin of home-baked goodies under your arm, and always with your finger on the pulse of what makes our club tick.”

The notes of appreciation go on (see full Kudoboard here), and it was a terrific treat for Deborah when she received the board.  “I LOVE it!!!!” said exclaimed in a follow-up survey. “The photos, the messages, the whole idea was a wonderful surprise and is a precious memento from my dear friends.”

From all of us at Kudoboard, Deborah, congrats on the clear impact you had with your organization.  And thanks for allowing us the privilege to share your Kudoboard story!

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday

Earlier this year, Paula W.’s family created a Kudoboard for her a milestone birthday.  Entitled “70 and Still Fabulous,” the board has pictures of Paula spanning back decades.  Here are a just a couple choice quotes from nieces on the board:

“I’m so grateful, thankful and blessed to have you in my life. Family is so precious. I appreciate my family more and more each day. The time we spend, the laughs we share and the memories we have will forever be ours. This picture makes my heart smile. This is the first Thanksgiving my aunts and uncles came to break bread at our house. To see you all together makes holidays worth all the work. I love you very much!”

“I will forever be grateful for the many times you picked me up and spent time with me, those moments still bring me so much happiness as you were part of the woman I am today! Never judging me through my mess, reminding me of all the great things I have within me, teaching me that “beauty knows no pain,” making me feel like a powerful force to be reckoned with, and just transferring good vibes and good energy my way! Thank you for everything, you will forever have a special place in my heart! I hope you have a very blessed 70th Birthday and hopefully I’ll see you soon! ”

See Paula’s full birthday board, in all it’s awesomeness, here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/QUyqnigH

Thanks for giving us permission to share your Kudoboard story, Paula, and from all of us at Kudoboard – we hope your 70th year is going fabulously!