How to Attract Young People to Your Board

Advice from three CUs on ways to engage millennials.

October 23, 2015


“We changed the way we host meetings. We meet via webinars so I can be sure to stay engaged. We stopped thinking individually and more as a whole—for example, how can we serve people via different channels?"—Anthony Lawrence, supervisory committee member, SC Telco CU, Greenville, S.C.


“The board made a decision to bring a younger person on the board and supported me. The board chair at the time took an interest in mentoring me, introducing me to the industry, and being more flexible by scheduling evening meetings and remote meetings.”—Katie Larson, board chair, Elevations CU, Boulder, Colo.

“Some board members spoke up about traveling 150 miles for a weekend meeting, for example, so we started to think about staying closer, or we considered details such as offering locations with babysitting services."—Jake Jensen, board member, Advantis CU, Milwaukie, Ore.