Volunteer and Board Member Cultivation


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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

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

Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say Yes
Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say Yes Tue, Apr 05, 2016 When it comes to attracting new, quality board members, knowing up front what brings them to YES will save valuable time. Read More

Researching for Nonprofit Board Prospects
Researching for Nonprofit Board Prospects Fri, Dec 18, 2015 Recruiting the right board members is critical to a nonprofit’s success. However finding prospects who are a good match is difficult for many organizations. Read More

Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say No
Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say No Thu, Dec 03, 2015 When someone declines an invitation to join a nonprofit board, it could be for more reasons than the organization might assume. Read More

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