See - the thing with volunteers is that they will donate, recruit more volunteers, and will talk positively and align themselves with the goals of your organization. They are a valuable resource.
The old chestnut that if someone is happy they will tell one person, if someone is unhappy they will tell seven is true.
I have been very professional and discreet about my leaving. I know that there is a lot of chatter at the volunteer center. I was very well liked because ... I treated other volunteers as valued assets of the organization. I said please and thank you. I was genuinely appreciative of all efforts. If someone did something wrong, no big deal - we fixed it. It's not like there was a kidney in a cooler going to a transplant.
But what if I were vindicative... what if I got on Facebook and just said bad things.... because you know there are people who would have.
Most businesses - even if they are not at fault will send you a generic ... sorry our services not up to par, please give us an opportunity to make it better.
The board was very stupid not to have made some attempt ( even if they didn't really mean it ) to let me know that this treatment wasn't right.
I did finally get a sorry you won't be with us email from the president and I said .. While its all well and good to say you will miss me what is missing is an acknowledgement or apology that how I was treated was wrong. Therefore, I have to assume that you condone this behavior or that you believe whatever spin Dee put on the episode. No reply needed- I've moved on
And I have, I did not realize what a burden this toxic group had become. It was truly a blessing in disguise. I also saw first hand how words hurt and how even tough people can be blindsided. Hard lesson, but important. I believe that I came out of this a better and stronger person.