January often involves board transitions at our Love INC affiliates—saying thank you and goodbye to some board members, and welcoming new board members who are eager to make a difference.
One of the ways we serve our affiliates is by developing and providing them with tools, such as our online Board Member Orientation that educates new board members about Love INC and overall board member responsibilities. Going deeper into training, we provide an in-depth Board Tool Kit with important information on ins-and-outs of a well-functioning board. What does this do? It provides a consistent onboarding process across the Love INC movement, and saves our affiliates time in having to create their own material.
Our Love INC National staff recently had the pleasure of chatting with Katie Popp from our Sheboygan, Wisconsin affiliate to hear more about her experience with our online Board Member Orientation. Having just celebrated five years as an affiliate, Katie had great insight as to what it takes to lead a board well, yet she still retains a fresh perspective that enables her to understand what her new board members need.
For years she developed her own materials and held multi-hour meetings to introduce each new board member to the Love INC—so she was very excited when our online Board Orientation module became available. In order to better understand what her board members would experience; she went through the material herself.
“The quality of the material and the way in which it’s presented… It’s just really, really well done.”
Now, she asks her new board members to journey through our Board Orientation first before getting together with them to answer any follow up questions. It saves two hours each time and frees her up to focus on developing other aspects of their relationship.
It is only through your generous support, that resources like this are made possible. Thank you for all the ways you give of yourself to support the national Love INC movement. Together, we are equipping and empowering over 130 affiliates as they seek to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities—In the Name of Christ.
Kirk Vander Molen
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