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Recruiting Board Members

Guidelines, tips and tools

BoardSource’s Board Recruitment Center has a Recruit Board Members section for nonprofit staff and board members where you can find some tips and tools on how to find the board members you need to succeed.   It also includes a section for individuals called Serve on a Nonprofit Board with an introduction and a 4 step learning experience to help potential board members find the right opportunity for them.

Blue Ribbon Nominating Committee for Your Board from Blue Avocado outlines a practical process for recruiting new board members.

This article on designing a board recruitment process from Create the Future will help you Developing a Board Recruitment Plan.

Finding the Right Board Members for your Nonprofit from the National Council of Nonprofits provides a thoughtful overview.

How can I find board members for my nonprofit? offers practical answers to this perennial question.

Recruiting and Vetting Nonprofit Board Members  provides thoughtful information from Bridgespan Group.

A contrarian view from Blue Avacado, Ditch Your Board Composition Matrix

Don’t erode your goals and believe that you are lucky to get anyone at all.  Carter McNamera offers these guidelines for finding great board members.

LinkedIn Board Connect is a board member recruiting program that enables nonprofits to easily tap into LinkedIn’s 175+ million strong network of professionals.

Board Member Connect is a nonprofit board recruiting firm that offers two levels of service — basic candidate identification and a premium, more advanced board-matching service — both of which are deeply discounted for BoardSource organizational members.