When things go wrong, the board is often the one who suffers the most criticism. A poorly functioning board can lead to mismanagement, and even financial disaster. This is why it’s important to ensure that your Board has the expertise and expertise to ensure proper oversight to your business.
When you are looking to recruit Nonprofit Board members, you’ll want to choose people who are committed to your cause and who are committed to meeting the needs of your organization. They should be able to be aware of their obligations and roles to participate in all your organization’s decisions. This includes adopting policies, setting the compensation for the Executive Director, and raising money.
A functioning Board is an essential link between your non-profit and the community. It is your board’s job to determine the best way to serve the community through your organization. The executive director along with staff members, then implements the vision that was formulated by the board in the day-today operation.
In the past, numerous nonprofits sought out wealthy and well-connected people to be on their boards. While these connections can be beneficial but it’s now more common to recruit for passion and a commitment to your cause. It’s also helpful to recruit diverse people for different positions, ensuring that your board has a range of perspectives and viewpoints. In fact, a research conducted by Korngold found that 78% of the people who served on non-profit boards claimed that it helped them become more willing to listen to perspectives that are not their own.