How to Enlist Your Dream Team Board
Wouldn’t you love to enlist the right team of people who can catapult your organization to a whole new level?
Yes, that’s the Holy Grail for lots of nonprofits. Getting the boards we need and deserve. Getting the leadership, the skill sets, and the connections.
Then, we just might be able to change the world.
How do you do it?
Creating a great board may seem like an impossible dream. But it’s not.
If you decide that you want to have a high performing board, one that has talented, effective and passionate members who work smoothly together, guess what: it is entirely possible.
We all know it is not an easy job.
Who is on the board matters of course, as well as how all the members work together. Lots of the time, it all starts with recruitment: How they are recruited can set up high expectations or lead to failure.
How we enlist our boards has everything to do with their ultimate success, not only in fundraising but in the leadership they offer our organization as well.
Your approach makes all the difference!
The approach you use to enlist new board members can set up your board to be a dynamic team that tackles its charge with energy, responsibility, and heart—or not.
A high-quality, formal, organized enlistment and orientation process will set you apart from other organizations and will ready you and your organization to win.
I’ve created a free workbook: Enlist Your Dream Team Board! to guide you through a step-by-step process to determine what kind of board members you need and give you the right kind of process for recruiting them. If you click on the link, you can download the pdf of the workbook.
I’m giving you charts and checklists for identifying the attributes you want in new board members you seek so they’ll compliment your current board.
Most importantly, I’m showing you how to set expectations properly with a sample Board Member Job Description and Board Member Information Form. And how to discuss these expectations with your board member candidates.
Here’s the link again for the workbook: Enlist Your Dream Team Board!
Use this tool to help your Nominating Committee get organized, productive, and help them enlist the best possible leaders to join your board team.
Let me know what you think – I’d love to hear your comments!