Meeting planners agree that social media buzz at an event contributes to the attendee experience, draws attention to the content, and elevates the reputation of the presenting organization. Yet all of us have at some point, put posting off to address the urgent need for a different Mac dongle or missing moderator.
I recently attended a webinar entitled, “Making the First Year Memorable,” presented by Mark Levin, CAE, CSP. It provided many insights into first-year member retention.
The best evangelists for your event are the people who play a part in creating it. And by that I don’t mean the meeting planners, I am talking about the volunteer leadership and loyal members who are committed to building your organization and growing their professional networks.
Volunteers are the lifeblood for any nonprofit organization but how often are you showing your appreciation for these dedicated members? They should be thanked as soon as they begin their volunteer journey and that should continue on a frequent basis throughout their time of volunteering within your organization.
Topics: volunteer engagement