Use Well-Planned Annual Member Meeting to Showcase Skills
An efficient annual member meeting not only encourages future member participation, but also exhibits your and the elected directors’ expertise and leadership skills. The success of this meeting goes a long way toward building trust in board members to protect and faithfully serve the community’s interests. Given the importance of this yearly event, you should already have—or now create—a checklist of meeting preparation steps. If no checklist exists, create one with a list of tasks to get you to the finish line.
Putting the checklist into a form with four columns (the date, number of days before the meeting, tasks to complete, and explanatory notes) makes it easy to reference and keep track of. And remember, to fill in the timeline, work backwards from the meeting date to prepare for the meeting.
For more ways to put your managerial skills on display, and an example of a timeline that you can work with your staff to adapt for your specific situation, see “Don't Leave Annual Member Meeting Details for the Last Minute," available to subscribers here.