Nominating is the way we draw out gifts and grow leadership in our Quaker communities. Nominators sit at the intersection of the meeting's needs and individual spiritual journeys. This work is deeply relationship-based and involves seeing the "big picture" of our ever-evolving meeting communities as well as the details involved in getting various tasks done. In many of our meetings, nominators quietly and lovingly engage in the one-on-one conversations that help our meetings thrive. Scroll down to download resources on best practices in nominating.
The Wholistic Components of Nominating Work
A letter from Dover (NH) Meeting's Nominating Committee to the meeting framing what's at the heart of their role
Six pages of detailed notes and resources from a 2019 workshop on Nominating as Eldering sponsored by Baltimore Yearly Meeting
This 11-page handout created by Betsy Meyer offers a guide for Friends seeking to better understand their spiritual gifts
A description of a method used for nominating that prioritizes worshipful listening over elimination
A short summary of a pamphlet by Woodbrooke Quaker Study Center on the "why" behind how Quakers approach nominating
A four-page full-color pamphlet about why Quakers approach nominating the way they do