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!

Giving Kudos to a Colleague

Earlier this year, Alight used Kudoboard to give employees a platform to recognize other members of the company for their work.  Once such board was created for Shalini Arora.  Here are a few choice quotes from the board:

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support and encouragement throughout. It’s soothing to know that I have such compassionate people surrounding me and together we can achieve great results. Thank you.”

“Thank you for converting my mistakes into Lesson, pressure into Productivity and Skills into Strengths.

You really know how to bring out the best in me. You believed in me and supported me in becoming better person and helped me to do better in my work every day.”

See the full board here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/DRqJhjcR

Thanks for giving us permission to share your board, Shalini, and Kudos once again to you!

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!

Kudoboard eCards – Perfect For Retirement

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When Dave P.  retired earlier this year, his colleagues  created him an amazing retirement Kudoboard to wish him well.  Here are just a couple choice quotes from Dave’s board:

“Words such as “Congratulations, Well Deserved, and You’ll be missed” aren’t enough to thank you for your contribution to the Forest Service, and the science community at large. Though as I look back at our five years of working together, I can’t help but emphasize those words. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement; it is so well deserved; and sadly, you will be missed! You have left a mark on our society, our Agency, the climate world and most of all, on me!”

“I have so many things to thank you for! Thank you for making me a better writer, for exemplifying professionalism, thank you for being understanding, and thank you for pushing me to be better! You have been the single most influential person in my career, and I fondly refer to you as “advisor gold”. The mark you have left on your students and colleagues has cascaded throughout our communities. Your work shows what a great scientist you are, and your interactions with individuals show what a great person you are.”

See the full board here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/aq1GiFwH

From all of us at Kudoboard – congrats, Dave, and thanks for giving us permission to share your retirement board!

Saying ‘Thanks’ with a Kudoboard

This past holiday season, parents of children attending Gumnut Kindergarten in Australia created a holiday card to deliver to teachers and staff at the school. There is clearly a tremendous sense of thanks and gratitude from the families of children attending the school, and as one parent put it:

“Thank you all to Gumnut kindy ladies for your love and support throught out these years. It’s so hard to believe this is our last year with you. It’s been such a pleasure to get to know you and we are very thankful for all your time and dedication, loving and nurturing our girls.”

See the full board here:

https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/w5Pjt3NA

Thanks for letting us share your Kudoboard, Gumnut Kindergarten, and thanks for all you do to create a great environment for your students!