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No More Committees – Memorable Experience


 
Sorry. This is a personal hang up. Other people have said this in better ways, but I’ve never met a ‘COMMITTEE’ that actually ACHIEVED ANYTHING!

Yet, the ‘CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES’ and ‘FINANCE COMMITTEES’ and ‘DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES’ and ‘LONG-RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEES’ and ‘NOMINATION COMMITTEES’ and ‘COMMITTEE COMMITTEES’ (to establish new COMMITTEES) are everywhere.

STOP all COMMITTEES. (Again) START working with CHAMPIONS and PASSIONATE ADVOCATES.

Special Note re CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES: These are usually about ‘length’ (the more names we get the better) and ‘depth’ (lining up the names on the side of our stationery).

Are you putting people on your ‘Campaign Committee’ because:

  • You don’t ‘like’ the people on your Board?
  • You can’t ‘get’ these people on your Board?
  • You’re hoping that they’d agree to be on your ‘Campaign Committee’ so it will make it a lot easier to get money???

(Read this again and see if you’d like that to be published in your next ‘campaign newsletter’.)

See Nick’s Note on Killing Off Campaign Committees

“A committee should consist of no more
than three people; two of whom are absent.”

– Todd Marian