Embrace Volunteer Passion

By / Feb 16, 2018(stocksnapper/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Why your organization should consider ways to keep passionate volunteer leaders active even if their term is over.

Even though a volunteer’s term on a board or committee may be over, that doesn’t mean they want to be done with the association. In fact, they may still be passionate about the organization they’ve been a part of.

According to Jeffrey Cufaude of Idea Architects, associations should consider redirecting and leveraging that energy and find a way to make room for them.

“Instead of talking about how to rid themselves of these people, organizations should focus on how to retain the best of what they can bring to their community,” he argues. “It yields a much richer and more respectful conversation.”

Read his full post for more thoughts.

From Associations Now, a publication of the American Society for Association Executives.

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