This article was originally written by Rabbi Miriam Jerris to help communities, welcome, integrate and retain new members. Not every idea is necessary to implement. Each community can choose the right combination of ideas and events to fit their community culture.
MEMBERSHIP INTEGRATION AND RETENTION: AN OVERVIEW
There are various steps to retaining new members and integrating them into your congregation. The five steps are: welcome, engage, empower, nurture, and celebrate. Individuals will remain members because they believe in the philosophy, find their association meaningful and develop worthwhile . . .
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