I’m not sure I could do it. When I think about the time and energy devoted by chapter leaders to their volunteer “job,” all I can say is… Respect. I bet many of you feel the same way.
But sadly, the leadership experience doesn’t always end well as some of these generous volunteers burn out before the end of their term. Is there any way to prevent this outcome so your association can retain chapter leaders?
It’s especially frustrating if your association invests resources in teaching chapters how to recruit volunteers and build a leadership pipeline. But, leadership turnover is a strong possibility if you haven’t created the conditions, provided the tools, and encouraged the tactics that make their job easier.
#1 Set Expectations Before & During Onboarding
Before they accept a leadership position, make sure these members understand and buy into the strategic objectives of their chapter and National. Chapter leaders must support National’s priorities.