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Bottom Line Briefing (BLB) is a monthly compilation of significant articles that offers ideas to help you improve your association's operating efficiency.

Life Cycle of a Volunteer
Hospitality 1st (12/01/11), Schneider, Timothy
Individuals who volunteer to serve in association leadership positions go through very clear stages. In stage one, volunteers have great enthusiasm for recruiting but are not very familiar with their responsibilities. In the second stage of volunteerism, the board member often becomes comfortable and it becomes easier to determine if they would be well suited to serve on the association's executive committee. During the third stage, board members who have managed to continue serving for more than three years are likely to either become very valuable to the organization or very disruptive. For this reason, it is ideal for board members to serve two to three years before retiring.
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