Guest Author: Audra Hopkins, Web Scribble
Providing professional development resources and support for your younger members can really raise the bar on your association’s membership success.
But other than the typical resources like resume workshops, networking events, and learning opportunities that your association can provide to younger members, what other ways can you reach out to be a helpful resource? If you’ve exhausted all of your opportunities becoming an industry hub for those looking to begin a career, it’s time to think outside of the box.
The great thing about associations is that they’re composed of a team of highly qualified individuals with knowledge on whatever industry they’re in. Think about it, your association’s team has to know the in’s and out’s of the business in order to stay on top of industry trends and provide the best benefits and knowledge for members.
So, why not form a committee dedicated to taking care of your young professional members?
Young professionals are the future building blocks for your association’s membership, so giving them a direct group of individuals to go to in times of struggle only makes sense. In fact, there are a ton of great reasons why a Young Professionals Committee could work wonders for your association and its members.
Let’s take a look at 4 key reasons why your association should highly consider giving a Young Professionals Committee a shot in order to boost younger member engagement.