Picture It: How Forty Carrots Keeps Board Members Engaged

This is a great way to engage board members in everyday reminders of the power of your club or association’s mission. Maybe you can set up a schedule for board members to visit practices/games, team end-of-season celebrations, or team fundraising events.

The Giving Partner

Forty Carrots Family Center knows how to keep board members engaged.  There are a million ways of measuring “engagement”, but step one is getting people to show up. As an indicator of engagement, The Giving Partner asks your organization about board attendance at your meetings over the last fiscal year.  Forty Carrots stays well above the recommended minimum of 67% attendance.

How do they do it?  Special thanks to Jennifer Abbott, development director at Forty Carrots, for sharing with us today:


Can you picture it? A fifteen year old mother who doesn’t make eye contact and resists participating in playtime with her child. A father of three year old twins who has lost his job and is feeling isolated while caring for the boys all day because they can no longer afford preschool.  A homeless pregnant teen who is so fearful of being a mother that she breaks down in tears.

Sure you can picture it…

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About Hillary Beehler

I'm the Organization and Member Services Director for Washington Youth Soccer, the US Youth Soccer charter association for the State of Washington. WA Youth Soccer serves over 125,000 registered players across all levels of play, from Under 5 to Under 19.
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1 Response to Picture It: How Forty Carrots Keeps Board Members Engaged

  1. Thanks so much for sharing, Hillary!

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