How to Run a Successful Election in 2019…
Always one for innovation, President Fiona set a goal to implement electronic elections at our Spring meeting in Sacramento. After hours of research, conference calls and test elections, it was time to take the leap of faith and hope that all of that hard work pay off. We had a few growing pains during the process but we did it! Once again, California is setting the example for the rest of the nation to follow.
Now it’s your turn to conduct your elections. You don’t need to have electric voting, but you do need to follow policy and procedures. Be sure to follow the 90, 60, 10, 7 Rule
90 Days Out: Governing Board appoints a Candidate Review Team (this should be complete by now)
60 Days Out: Team begins to solicit applications for positions
30 Days Out: Applications due. Eligibility confirmed
10 Days Out: President notifies membership of the candidates
7 Days Out: Forms due back if running from the floor
Don’t forget reminders to your members to keep them up to date of the deadlines. Even though you are only electing a President Elect and Treasurer, encourage all of your members to apply for all governing board positions so you know who is interested in leadership. If you’re lucky, you may have more than one candidate running for the same position. Sign of a healthy network!
Click here for ALL the forms you will need to conduct timely and informative elections (please be sure to scroll all the way down).
Don’t forget, the deadline to finish your elections is August 15th
Once all positions have been filled, be sure to fill out Network Officer Reporting Jotform that is due by November 1st: https://form.jotform.com/82106311293144
Fall Leadership Summit
You spoke: we listened! A few weeks ago, a survey was sent out to our members regarding The Fall Leadership Summit in Los Angeles September 23-24th. We inquired as to what kind of programs would bring value, help you with your business and support local network excellence. Because of your feedback, the State Leadership Team is putting together a robust agenda for two days of powerful speakers and breakout sessions.
Relay races are won in the handing off of the baton. Meaning, the transitions. We need your help to ensure your networks have the proper tools and training to hit the ground running. The expectation is for the networks to bring their current President and the incoming 2020 teams so do smart fundraising between now and September.
Bring your teams, plenty of business cards and an open mind. Leaders truly are made here.
Ready, set, go!