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How to get your Board on Board

Posted by ChamberMate Staff | October 9, 2023


Introducing new Chamber Software can be an exciting opportunity to streamline processes and improve efficiency. However, getting your board on board can sometimes be a challenge. It requires a change in the way things have been done, and can sometimes be met with reluctance or resistance from certain members of the team. 

If you are reading this you likely know the value of reducing you time spend on administrative tasks.  Your board wants to see where your organization can save valuable time and resources which can be redirected to other important areas.

Here are some ways to help convince your board to support your implementation and get them excited.  


Clearly identify the problems that your organization is facing. What are the inefficiencies that are causing the most headache ? How can new software improve these issues? Communicate these problems to the board in a clear and concise manner.  


Emphasize the benefits of the software.  Will it save time and money? Will it improve communication and collaboration? Will it provide better data insights? Focus on the benefits that are most important to your board members and include why this investment is worth it. 


A demonstration of the software can be a great way to give your board members a better understanding of how it works and what it can do.


Your board members may be hesitant to invest in new software if they don't understand how it will be implemented and if there are costs associated. Be sure to explain the implementation process and the support that will be available to staff during the transition.


Your board members may have concerns about the new software, such as data security or compatibility with existing systems. Be sure to address these concerns and provide solutions.


It can be helpful to show your board members what other Chambers of Commerce are doing with similar software. This can help them understand the potential benefits and inspire them to support the investment.

By following these tips, you can help get your board members on board with new Chamber software and set your organization up for success.

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