Board Member: That last board meeting felt really great. I had the opportunity to hear from the people our organization really touches. It was so motivating and inspiring. I left with a long list of commitments. Oy, the list. It’s still sitting here. What happened to me?
In just the last week, several readers have asked for a solution to this very problem. How do you keep board members engaged? Seems like a pretty widespread issue. I’m guessing this happens at your organization, right?
But be fair. We all know what happened to your board.
Life smacked them right in the face.
Remember – this isn’t their day job. Board members fit in their volunteer gigs when they can. That might not be convenient for your organization.
So you can’t be mad at them for the fact that life gets in the way.
But you can improve the situation. You can keep board members engaged. I’m going to tell you how.
I call it the “Goosebump-a-Week Solution”.