Your Board of Directors is crucial to the overall stability and sustainability of your nonprofit organization, and the collective of individuals serving on your board determines its overall success. So how do you find the best people for the position?
Here are a couple of steps to take to find your next outstanding board member:
Your Board of Directors is (more than likely) a great group of individuals committed to your cause that does their absolute best to govern your organization with strategic vision and with the highest integrity and oversight.
But even the very best and well-managed boards can (and will) make mistakes. So it is vital that your board members and key leadership can recognize these mistakes- either to resolve them or avoid them altogether.
How many people are currently serving on your Board of Directors? The number of board members vary from organization to organization, but the size of your board can make a big difference to the success of your nonprofit.
There is a lot of disagreement in our sector about the “right” size of a board. And honestly, that is because there are so many different organizations that all have a variety of different needs. So how do you know how many members your Board of Directors needs?
Your Board of Directors is the lifeblood of your organization- you rely on them to build a solid foundation, assist with fundraising and other activities, and- more than anything- govern effectively and with integrity. Board members are meant to provide foresight, oversight, and insight to your nonprofit.