Pump some new life into your organization with the following resolutions for the New Year!
- We will nurture all new members!
Make certain that once you have a new member, that you continue to nurture and stay in contact.
- We will conduct awards and recognitions
Find reasons either in the community or in the group to give awards and/or recognitions.
- We will create a directory of members
A colorful, user-friendly directory should also contain a list of past officers, interesting tidbits of information and association trivia. But don't put it on the web or PDF -- make it special: print it. The directory can be funded by solicitation of ads or donations from special 'sponsors'.
- We will launch a new "Member Packet"
or renovate your old one. This packet should include the TOP TEN LIST OF BENEFITS for joining, as well as membership applications, the group's mission statement, state and national information, a list of projects that the group may be working on, and names and phone numbers of officers and chairpersons.
- We will find out what our members want
Updated member information should be requested at least once a year.
- We will hold a community fund raiser
Every community needs something. No matter how large or how small, there's a fund raiser your club can get involved in. The media should be contacted including the local paper and radio stations.
- We will Partner with others
Partner with a non-profit organization that's already established. Community service work earns favorable recognition. Jointly working on a project and thereby linking yourself to a successful, established group is powerful.
- We will make our meetings great
Often, user groups allow standards to drop when they are having membership or financial problems. Achieve the highest degrees of excellence and don't allow individual, personal agendas to compromise what your club is all about.