Have you ever felt like there’s no way you can provide your chapters with the amount of support they actually need? After all, you’re just one person.
And it seems almost impossible to recruit chapter volunteers when current volunteers are already working themselves to the bone. Understandably, they’re usually scared off.
But you can hear the stress in the voices of your chapter leaders and you’re compelled to do whatever you can to help.
Let’s face it… your chapter leaders and volunteers are the backbone of your chapters—you need them. So, I thought I’d share 3 quick steps that can help you ‘Lift the Load’ from your chapter volunteers and set them up for success.
1. Recruit like a boss!
You want chapter volunteers that can share the workload. Asking for help isn’t a sign of slacking off or weakness—it’s a mark of leadership. One of the BIGGEST things you can do to promote chapter success is to train chapter leaders to recruit helpers and delegate tasks. Not only will you provide value to chapter volunteers (hello leadership training!) and encourage them to keep volunteering, you’ll be helping to create opportunities at your chapters for others to pitch in and make a difference.
2. Stop, collaborate and listen
Sometimes you may not have all the answers, and as much as you try, you can’t seem to think of a solution that promotes chapter success. One reason might be that you’re not in the trenches with your chapters and ultimately can’t see a clear solution. But, you know who can? Other chapters! Showing your chapters ways to collaborate with fellow members and chapter leaders empowers them to find creative solutions and engage with their community.
3. Provide relief
When chapter members decide to volunteer, they may not know what they’re in for. Your chapter volunteers don’t always have the time or expertise to spend processing dues, managing chapter finances and pulling together member data for reporting.
Giving your chapter volunteers the tools to automate and streamline chapter administration provides much needed relief and frees up volunteer time to be spent on more meaningful and satisfying work. Ultimately, you allow chapters to spend more time on what really matters—delivering value to members.
If you like what you’re hearing, then I’d like to invite you to request a demo of Billhighway (especially if your chapters are struggling to balance the workload). Billhighway has saved many chapter volunteers and leaders from stress and burnout and provided their National colleagues some much needed peace of mind.
With Billhighway, your chapters can:
• Spend less time administering financial tasks
• Reduce manual member data management
• Refocus their time and energy to attract new members and increase member retention
• Draw more attendees to events
• Grow member engagement
So much of your chapters’ success comes down to finding alternative ways to ‘Lift the Load’. Don’t waste another minute!