July 31, 2014
Question: What do you do when a Board member who has been involved in your association for 10+ years leaves the Board?
Answer: Do all you can to keep them involved! If you lose contact with Board members who have been involved over 10+ years, you also lose lots of important institutional knowledge. You need them around to remind newer Board members what has happened in the past and where past Boards saw the association going. As an added bonus – your members will see past Presidents and Board members staying involved even when their terms end, proving what a value these individuals see in the association – it’s great PR!
How can you keep them involved?
- Create a special Advisory committee for these individuals to sit on
- Offer them free membership for their company
- Offer free registration for Annual Meetings
- Provide opportunities for them to write for your publications