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Strategies for a High-Octane Champions Program

By Laura Craft

Cover starting and maintaining a successful Community Champions program for an association:

  • Finding the right volunteers
  • Defining their role and tasks
  • Keeping them engaged over time (surprise and delight, building relationships)
  • Cycles of new volunteers at different times of year

Also cover challenges and what to watch out for:

  • Not overworking a few shining stars
  • Need to be more personal and direct with requirements and asks
  • Posing a “community challenge” of specific tasks to the full group of champs didn’t work – why and what was learned