A guide to guild leadership topics within this blog.
- 4 Tactics to Run More Effective Officer and Guild Leadership Meetings.
Tips for running more effective meetings, including building a standing agenda to ensure you cover all your guild administration bases.
- When Raiders Only Partially Depart a Guild.
Although it’s tempting to leave out the welcome mat, and the forums access, to departing raiders and officers, you should probably consider how that could impact the guildies left behind.
- Rank and File: What Kind of Officer Ranks Does a Guild Need?
Some guilds have general officers with ad hoc duties, while others map directly to tasks such as raid leading and providing class advice. This post provides some brainstorming starting points.
- Why I have a Love/Hate Relationship with Guild Forums. Guild forum pitfalls to avoid, and ideas for how to avoid them.
- Creating a Guild Application With Some Oomph.
Although most guild applications share the same basics, a truly great application will give the prospective guild member an opportunity to shine while also reinforcing the flavor and values your guild embodies.
- Managing Expectations: the Guild Application Process.
Having a well-thought out and communicated guild application process is a cornerstone of a successful recruiting strategy.
- Guild Recruitment: Applicant Fact-checking.
- Don’t believe everything you read. If that new applicant seems too good to be true, there are some fast and easy ways to validate the accuracy of their application.
- Friday Five: Five Must-Dos When Starting to Recruit for Raids.
Five tips for kicking off a successful recruitment campaign.
- Guild Retention Strategies.
There’s no magic bullet to keeping your guild members happy and engaged, but here are some ideas to increase the likelihood of that happening.
- Care and Feeding of Your Guild Volunteers.
Volunteers — be they called officers or not — are the backbone that keeps your guild running. Here are some thoughts on how to help ensure they stay energized and excited about their unpaid and sometimes even thankless leadership roles.
- Leaving Your Guild Without Burning Bridges.
Sometimes, despite all your good intentions, it’s time for you to move on. Here’s how to do so without being a jerk.