Experienced board directorss

Target More Specific Skills in Nonprofit Board Recruitment – Revised & Updated

Target More Specific Skills in Nonprofit Board Recruitment – Revised & Updated

By: Eugene Fram

When the nominating committee sits down each year to fill vacant or termed-out board slots, their challenge is to identify the “right” directors for the organization. Typically, the group will work with a grid to define the types of skills they deem valuable to the board composition. While this kind of generic search (e.g. marketing, financial, human resource,) is adequate in many cases, the committee would do well to narrow the probe with an approach more focused on a candidate’s specific experience and skills. (more…)