HOA Board member tips for smart recruiting & grooming:
Lower their fear of risk by recruiting prospects to join a committee first. Committees are created to advise the board on a specific topic, and you can ask anyone to be on the committee. This creates a great way to get people involved with a relatively low level of commitment.
Be smart about which committee you recruit them to join. Ease them in. If you start someone off with a highly charged and divisive issue or with something incredibly tedious and time consuming, it’s not likely they’ll return to sign on for more.
Check in with them frequently once you get these future HOA leaders onto a committee,. Provide them with guidance. This will allow you to judge how they handle the committee work and to begin training them on HOA management issues.