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Episode 49: The Importance of Formers

People who used to work on behalf of your mission are important people in your movement. Former staff members, board members, volunteers and others have played in important role in forming your work.  In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about “formers,” why they matter, and how you can keep them connected to your mission and programs. 

Question to reflect on before you listen:
How do you current engage board or staff who have since left the organization? 

Discussion questions:

  1. What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
  2. Who played an important role in some aspect of your work in the past? How are they connected now?
  3. Which group of people do you wish you had more connection to now? Why?

Word of the week: Former
We talked about “former” as being rooted in “forming,” or the people who formed your mission or programs. How does that resonate with you? 


What do you think?