When new members join your association some will have no problems getting involved. However others may be unsure about what to do or not very keen to turn up at an event and walk into a room full of strangers.
So what steps can you make to new members feel welcome and involved?
A strategic approach would be to introduce an ‘orientation’ objective into your membership development plan, one that sets out an agreed schedule of contact which gives new members guidance on how to meet their initial expectations and achieve a sense of value. Alternatively you could simply look at a list of welcoming ideas and try out those you feel would suit your association!
In this article I will cover both approaches.