Members are expected to assist with the determination that a prospective member:
- is qualified and meets the membership requirements
- will contribute to the chapter and/or national organization
- will make him/herself available to answer members' calls and other requests, such as introductions and business information requests
It is easy to determine if candidates meet the level and tenure requirements on the Qualifications
page simply by looking at thier resume. While that is important, that is not the primary job of a Sponsor. Sponsors should ask candidates some open-ended questions to assess their desire to help the Association and desire to truly "Network for Success
". Here are some questions to help:
- What volunteer role will this candidate take upon accepting membership?
- How does this candidate network?
- What other groups do they belong to?
- Have they had any prior volunteer history other than simply attending meetings or events?
- About how many people do they have in their network?
- What portion of those are at a higher level than they are?
- What is their process of how they will share a network contact?
- Have they been actively networking for years, or have they dropped out once they obtained a full-time position?