Volunteer and Board Member Cultivation


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Make Board Leadership Matter
Make Board Leadership Matter Mon, Feb 17, 2020 If you’re tired of being frustrated by non-performing board members, make board development the priority it deserves. Making board leadership matter requires taking necessary action to ensure you have the best possible board candidates, providing nee... Read More

Boost Board Commitment With This Recruiting Mindset
Boost Board Commitment With This Recruiting Mindset Mon, Oct 21, 2019 I recently was interviewed by Wiley Publication's "Board and Administrator" Editor Jeff Stratton in his article, "Boost Board Commitment With This Recruiting Mindset." I discussed with Jeff the all-to-common disconnection between CEO expectations and... Read More

Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say Yes
Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say Yes Mon, Jul 22, 2019 When you are recruiting board members, what gets your prospects to yes? Survey responses identified several major considerations that influence a prospect’s decision before a commitment to yes is made. Read More

Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say No
Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say No Wed, Jun 26, 2019 Why do board-member prospects say No? The response could actually have meaning that goes much deeper than “not enough time” or “not having a connection with the cause.” Read More

3 Reasons Why Surveying Volunteers is Worth Your Time
3 Reasons Why Surveying Volunteers is Worth Your Time Tue, Apr 30, 2019 When's the last time you surveyed your volunteers? Guest writer Vickie Pleus is a public-relations professional with three reasons why it's always a good idea. Read More

How to Achieve Volunteer Engagement
How to Achieve Volunteer Engagement Thu, Jan 31, 2019 Recruiting, retaining, and leading volunteers can be a challenge. In her book "From LIbrary Volunteer to Library Advocate," Carla Campbell Lehn delivers a well-defined case for rethinking how volunteers are engaged and provides guidance for implement... Read More

Do You Know Your Board Members?
Do You Know Your Board Members? Thu, Aug 30, 2018 Nonprofit leaders seeking to improve relationships with their board members can benefit from this common-sense wisdom that reminds us of the value of fostering relationships among board members. Read More

Selecting and Developing Board Leadership: Choose Your Leaders Wisely
Selecting and Developing Board Leadership: Choose Your Leaders Wisely Thu, Jun 07, 2018 Can an organization with such a casual approach — picking leaders without much forethought — really be serious about achieving its stated purpose? Shouldn’t leadership selection be intentional instead of accidental? Read More

Be Intentional with Board Solicitation
Be Intentional with Board Solicitation Tue, Apr 03, 2018 How does your organization communicate its opportunities for leadership nominations? The recruitment process must be intentional. Look to these examples for inspiration. Read More

Recruit Board Members with Purpose and Process
Recruit Board Members with Purpose and Process Mon, Feb 13, 2017 Do you have an effective process for recruiting board members? Take it from the pros: It's worth the effort to secure the right board members for the right job. It starts by refusing to settle for less than what your organization needs. Read More

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