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Announcing Our New Partnership with Tilth Alliance

When Greenvelope was founded in 2008, it was with sustainability at the forefront of its mission – a mission that still guides us today. Over the years, we’ve been proud to further our impact by partnering with organizations like the National Park Foundation, the National Forest Foundation, and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, as well as joining the 1% for the Planet Network. 

We’re thrilled to announce that our impact–and, by extension, your impact–is set to expand even more thanks to our recent partnership with Tilth Alliance, an incredibly thoughtful organization that “works in community with Washington farmers, gardeners and eaters to build a sustainable, healthy and equitable food future.” read more…

10 Virtual Retirement Party Ideas for an Epic Online Send-Off

Virtual retirement party invitation

After years of hard work, one of your favorite team members is about to retire. It’s time to wish them a happy retirement and send them off with some final happy memories of their work family. 

There’s just one problem: Your team is virtual. This is great when you want to roll out of bed and join a Zoom meeting without changing out of your pajama bottoms. But when it comes to throwing an office party, not so much. 

After hosting your share of BYOB virtual happy hours, you may have realized that virtual parties often lack that certain je ne sais quoi. And since a retirement party is a momentous occasion, you want to do something extra special — you want to make this virtual party feel like a real party, right down to the cheese platter and cupcakes. Don’t worry, we’ve got you! 

We’ll walk you through the party planning process and share our 10 favorite virtual retirement party ideas to celebrate a retiring coworker. 
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7 Employee Appreciation Day Ideas to Celebrate Your Team

Happy employees celebrating Employee Appreciation Day

From the pitch that landed your newest client to the project that went off without a hitch, your company has had some big wins. But none of it would’ve been possible without your winning team. With this in mind, it’s time to show appreciation for the people who make your company great. 

Employee Appreciation Day is the first Friday of March, and it’s a great opportunity to host a company-wide celebration or send a personalized thank you to every member of your team. 

We’ll give you some good business reasons to celebrate National Employee Appreciation Day, and share our 7 favorite employee appreciation ideas for this special day (or any other day) of the year.
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13 Remote Team-Building Activities to Boost Morale and Have Fun

remote team building activities: Colleagues engaging in a video conference call

Working as part of a remote team can give you more freedom, but it also means you see your colleagues in person less often (if at all). That doesn’t mean you’re doomed to eternal isolation or have to resign yourself to only knowing coworkers on a surface level. If you put in a little effort, team building can be just as easy and fun virtually as it is in-person.

Taking the time to plan remote team-building activities can increase team bonding and build a better company culture. These activities are also a great way to onboard new employees and welcome them to your remote workspace. They can help you build connections and enable remote team members to get to know one another on a deeper level. This guide offers some of our favorite team building ideas to increase productivity, develop relationships, and boost employee satisfaction. 
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How to Plan Team Building Retreats Your Employees Will Love

team building retreats: Computer monitor on a table with an open invitation showing on the screen

Company retreats can be an incredibly effective way to connect people and solve challenges together, but they’re not always easy to plan. To help you out, this guide will show you how to plan and host fantastic team building retreats your employees will love. You’ll find planning tips, activity ideas, and our best advice on how to make your retreat more effective than ever.

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Creative Company Christmas Party Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Company Christmas party ideas: A group of coworkers hold champagne glasses at an office holiday party

The year is flying by. Before you know it, it’s December and the company Christmas party is just around the corner. Forget last-minute event-planning panic and lackluster party games — make this the year your work celebration leaves a lasting impression. When it’s time to start planning your company’s holiday get-together, here are our best company Christmas party ideas to help you make it an unmissable event.
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Great Job! How to Craft the Best Business Thank You Cards

Two business thank you cards on a desk, surrounded by office supplies

As the old saying goes, business is business — it’s not personal. But we say, that’s not true. Letting people in your professional sphere know that you appreciate them is one of the most significant things you can do for both your work and personal life.

Research shows that saying thank you can improve company morale, encourage brand loyalty among customers, nurture relationships of all types, and create a greater sense of happiness overall. Along with actually saying the words, sending business thank you cards is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to build a culture of gratitude.

So, what’s the best way to go about sending business thank you cards? Well, we have a few ideas. Keep reading to discover top tips on who to thank, when to send your gracious notes, and what to write so you can sincerely express your gratitude.
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The 17 Top Corporate Event Ideas For Building Team Unity

Corporate event invitations laid out on a table with a dinner plate and greenery

Feeling like morale at the office is a little lackluster lately? Or maybe you’ve just hit a huge milestone or sealed a lucrative new account and want to celebrate. Either way, it’s a great time to plan a company outing. All you need are a few inspiring corporate event ideas.

Getting the whole team together outside of the normal office environment for an event is a great way to build camaraderie, bond, reduce stress, and turn a group of individuals into a group of teammates and even friends. Best of all, corporate events can be loads of fun.

Whether your employees could use a morale boost, need help breaking the ice with new team members, or you simply want to reward their hard work, hosting a team event can help you get the job done.

From outdoor excursions and team-building opportunities to silly activities and ways to give back, here are some of the best corporate event ideas. Plus, we’ll show you some beautiful online invitation ideas to get guests excited about the upcoming event.
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Corporate Event Planning: How to Throw an Event Like a Boss

Corporate event planning: Team members cheers at a corporate dinner

When organizing a corporate event, figuring out where to start can be a challenge. Even if you’re working with an event planning company, the responsibility is on you to nail down the basics, sign off on specific aspects of the event production, and oversee the process. You also might feel added pressure when coordinating a corporate event compared to other social events, like planning a birthday party or baby shower because it’s related to your job.

But, no matter what type of corporate event you’re tasked with planning, there are some common steps you can take to keep calm and plan on. Consider this your guide to corporate event planning with easy-to-follow tips on how to run a successful event.
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Expert Tips for Turning Your Business Event Virtual

For events industry professionals and organizations that consistently plan or host events, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a question many may have thought they’d never face: can my in-person event transition into a virtual event?

“Right now we have to take it on an event by event basis,” Heidi Hiller of Innovative Party Planners said, of what goes into making such a decision. “There is no one size fits all answer.”

And Hiller is right–there isn’t a one size fits all answer. But, by presenting tips and insights from industry professionals executing successful virtual events right now, our aim is to make the decision to go virtual less difficult for you to make. 

More than that, we also hope to prepare you to go well beyond that, past the decision-making process, and toward seeing all of the benefits of going virtual. read more…