Tips for getting people to commit to staying on the committee
into the reasons why they volunteered – personal growth, meet friends etc – ask
them why they joined and what they would like to get from helping and make sure
they get to do things that will support that.
appreciation – say thank you, early and often
ideas – “that’s a good idea” – let their ideas come to fruition
all in it together” working as a team is
easier than doing things on your own
really good at that” - use peoples talents – not just their time.
did that go for you?” – check in with people to see how they are doing and make sure their needs are being met. Personal contact lets them know you care
about them and it catches potential problems before they come an issue.
did it” – when things go right share your successes with all the helpers. A shared sense of accomplishment can be a
responsibility to others – share it around
about other things not just business
a Facebook page – so if people can’t come they can catch up on what is
new ideas – if they don’t work it doesn’t matter.