NewsLine
October 1998, Vol. 10, No. 9

Volunteer Appreciation and Management Members Only Content

How many times have we heard leadership say we have lots of members, but only a small percent are active in leadership roles? What can we do to increase the participation rate at the affiliate level? Before setting out on the journey to recruit leadership we must do our homework. The first step is to know your affiliate mission, organization, goals, and resources. It is also important to understand how the volunteer of the 1990s differs from previous generations. What skills exist amongst your inactive members (dues paying but not participating in affiliate activities)? How do we match these individuals to vacant positions?

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