Open Call

Three advertisements in the local paper caught my eye.  They announced general opportunities for prospective board members to come to the organization’s next meeting.  If this is the primary strategy for recruiting board members it is a bit like making a generic boarding announcement for an unspecified flight in a busy airport.  “We are now boarding.”  However, consider a more focused and announcement, “dynamic social sector enterprise that is committed to enhancing literary skills for elementary school students is seeking new board members who are 25-35 and poses expertise in entrepreneurship and social media.”  Then you have it down to, “we are now boarding Zone 1 for the noon departure to Maui.”  I can immediately determine if my talents are required and how I might be engaged.

We have been trained to respond to specific demands on our attention and time.  Consider using some of these in your favor.

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