I recently read a blog post on Acronym regarding streaming live association board meetings as a way to further involve and engage members. According to the blog’s comments, not many readers supported the idea and the CEO interviewed in the post advised his board members would “FREAK OUT!”
How about a less invasive form of engagement? Ask your members to vote on hot board topics prior to the meeting—this ensures your constituents’ voices are heard in the meeting. If you want your members to be engaged allow them to be involved in the process—not simply watch! Of course, the board members would need to respond and act based on member votes etc.—which is in line with the goal of the association board “to meet the needs of it’s members”! Association Voting can offer such services, tracking the history of members’ votes and member participation.
Post submitted by Greg