Ask yourself a question: When measuring your chapters’ performance, do you count things that reflect meaningful “effectiveness”?
Chapter & Member Engagement
Our engagement resources pave the way to help chapters and members build a mentoring program, increase member recruitment, and more.
We all know that our chapters do a lot of stuff, but is what they are doing effective? Are they moving the mission through their efforts or are they just checking all the boxes to satisfy the organizational metrics?
Use this time to reassess your volunteer training by considering flipping your training programs from a global “here’s what you need” to one that begins with "what the volunteer needs".
What can you try as we look to engaging new volunteers in the very new kinds of work we have to accomplish in associations as we navigate beyond 2021?
Our volunteers are motivated. There’s no question there. They begin their volunteer journey enthusiastic, energized, elated to be involved in something they truly believe in. And we are happy to have them. Then somewhere along that path, they falter.
Benchmarking is a powerful tool in helping you – and your volunteer leaders – assess where your chapters are in terms of what’s working and what’s not working. Its power is two-fold: to provide a focus on what’s important and to provide a ready incentive.
As COVID restrictions begin to lift and calendars fill up, engage your chapters with resources, automation, and support to prevent leader burnout. Here are three ideas to get started.
By changing the way you approach volunteer recognition activities, you may be able to better tap into what really drives human motivations and, along the way, help volunteers feel truly acknowledged and appreciated.