Get the Right People at the Table

Recruiting the best people for your board is a process that goes on all year long.  Good communication, clear expectations and a solid orientation to the organization's work and the board's role are critical factors for success. Use the resources here to make this ongoing work less cumbersome.


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Board Member Recruitment

This handout outlines a sample board recruitment process that you can adapt for your needs.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Joining A Board

This is a checklist of some of the questions you can ask yourself and the prospective organization to guide you as you assess whether a particular board role is right for you.

Board Member Profile Worksheet

Use this grid to give you a visual picture of the current composition of your board, and identify the skill sets you already have prior to beginning your recruitment

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Board Member Referral Sheet

Make it easy for your board members to suggest new board members with this simple form.

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Board Recruitment Cycle

In this document, Lee Bruder reviews the Board Recruitment Cycle and identifies other resources that you can use to advance your implementation of the cycle

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Board Recruitment Packet - What should be in it?

This document outlines some basic items to have in a packet that you share with potential new board members.

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Evaluating Your Board Recruitment Cycle

Use this tool with the Board Building Cycle document included above to have your board self-evaluate their recruitment activities.

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How Can I Find Good Board Members

This handout provides some ideas for developing your board recruitment program.

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Questions for Recruiting the Right Board Members

Utilize this cheat sheet of pertinent questions to ask when talking with potential board members.

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The Go Factor

In the triad of "ready, set, go" NonprofitNext is the "Go Factor." Tools that you find here allow you to quickly move into action by downloading a resource that you can use today - A checklist, a template, information to bring to your next board meeting.



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