Members are the most crucial part of the voting process. Members are supporters and supporters are the people who can be counted on. To keep members motivated, you should cater to their self-esteem and confidence so they know their role is of utmost importance. Just how can that be achieved? By showing them you care, that’s how.
A simple thank you can go a long way, but to make members feel truly appreciated, there are much more creative ways. You have to remember that there is a distinct line between being subtle and overbearing. With members, you don’t want to come off as pushy when showing your sincerity for their good doing.
Set up a trusting relationship and don’t be afraid to be transparent. Involving your members with the who, what, where, when, and why of your plans, their respect is a given. Sharing with your members the decision making process showcases your transparency and willingness to involve all parties.
Personal emails are a great way to show you care about your member’s dedication. To really meet the mark with your members, it is not wise to send out mass emails. Individual emails to say thank you, ask opinions, share upcoming news is impressive.
A thank you from the leadership team to committee members is a meaningful way to give praise. To get recognition one must give it and the leadership team knows that better than anyone. Encourage your team to be thankful to others.