Synopses & Reviews
Board recruitment is one of the most important and least understood functions of nonprofit boards. The search for new members often involves will-intentioned volunteers with little or no recruiting experience contacting well-intentioned candidates with little or no board experience. Such an approach to board recruitment is too limited in today's competitive nonprofit environment where leadership, fund raising, diversity, and vision are needed more than ever. The eight-step Strategic Board Recruitment model is based on the systems and techniques used by executive search professionals. It has been tailored to guide nonprofits in their ongoing efforts to strengthen their boards. This model provides a framework for executing and institutionalizing a results-oriented recruitment process.