When Should You Part Ways With a Member?

When Should You Part Ways With a Member?

By: Apryl Motley, CAE

Membership termination is counterintuitive for associations, which typically focus on recruiting members and keeping them. But sometimes, a member's misconduct requires that you show him or her the door. Examine these scenarios and strategies as you consider your association's membership termination policy.

You hope you'll never have to enforce it, but you need one anyway: a policy for terminating memberships. You probably think your members wouldn't ever engage in behavior that would warrant terminating their memberships, and most probably wouldn't. But the reality is that, once in a while, someone might....