Challenge: Board Development

Finding new board members is always a challenge.  Best practices say that instead of an ad hoc nominating committee that meets a month before the annual meeting, you have a year-round committee on governance and leadership development constantly identifying, engaging and educating new leaders.  But where do you find these potential gems?  Donors are always the first place to begin.  Then, there are accounting and attorney associations that encourage nonprofits to post board searches.  And, of course, the online options like Boardsource and boardnetusaorg.

This month’s challenge is to find two new ways to help fill your future board openings.

Good luck, and please let us know what new sources you find by commenting below.