Eight Places to Find Great Board Members
In closing the chapter, Robinson adds two key points:
1) While it’s beneficial to have rich, well-connected individuals on a board, organizations should not seek out these people just for these characteristics. First and foremost, all potential board members should be committed to an organization’s mission.
2) Don’t be desperate in your search for board members. These are leaders of your organization and, as Robinson writes, “If you don’t expect much, you won’t get much.”
Andy Robinson is a nonprofit trainer and consultant. “Great Boards for Small Groups: A 1-Hour Guide to Governing a Growing Nonprofit,” Emerson & Church, Publishers. $24.95. www.emersonandchurch.com