When I work with leaders of non-profits about how to have permanent success and longevity in terms of keeping their boards engaged, I often tell them to keep their board connected to the non-profit’s mission.
Practically, this might mean opening every board meeting with a story of someone your non-profit has recently helped in a meaningful way.
Board meetings tend to be times when people rush in from the busy routines of their lives. They are distracted and juggling many personal and professional obligations.
If your board meeting looks like everything else in their lives, it will become something they believe in but are not engaged in.
Keep your board meetings sprinkled with inspiration so your board members will feel the difference they are making by contributing their valuable time to your cause.