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Be Intentional with Board Solicitation

Welcome to Hardy Smith’s blog, where he shares experience and insight learned through decades in the corporate world and advocating on behalf of nonprofits and associations across America.

Hardy’s mission is to help maximize the performance of nonprofits and associations and their essential leadership teams.

If you’re seeking to triumph over communication challenges, bring meaningful and manageable solutions to, and realize measurable results of your organization, this blog will give you more than ideas — it will maximize your team’s performance like never before.

Be Intentional with Board Solicitation

How does your organization communicate its opportunities for leadership nominations? The recruitment process must be intentional. Look to these examples for inspiration.

Researching for Nonprofit Board Prospects

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.

Don’t Delegate and Forget

Volunteers who sign up for involvement in a nonprofit or an association are anticipating a positive experience.

What do your supporters really want?

Is your nonprofit one that assumes it knows the preferences of those who support your activities? If so, how certain are you that your assumptions are correct?

Got Difficult Nonprofit Board Members?

Recognizing the difference between difficult and different can be a tremendous benefit for your organization. Follow these tips to help make the different board member a valuable part of your board.

Is Volunteer Leadership a Joke?

Every position should have a job description as well as performance expectation. Have an honest conversation about expectations and amount of time required. Make sure each individual is comfortable about the task at hand, and is satisfied that he or she can meet the obligations they are signing up for.

Be Intentional with Board Solicitation

How does your organization communicate its opportunities for leadership nominations? The recruitment process must be intentional. Look to these examples for inspiration.

Researching for Nonprofit Board Prospects

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.

Don’t Delegate and Forget

Volunteers who sign up for involvement in a nonprofit or an association are anticipating a positive experience.

What do your supporters really want?

Is your nonprofit one that assumes it knows the preferences of those who support your activities? If so, how certain are you that your assumptions are correct?

Got Difficult Nonprofit Board Members?

Recognizing the difference between difficult and different can be a tremendous benefit for your organization. Follow these tips to help make the different board member a valuable part of your board.

Is Volunteer Leadership a Joke?

Every position should have a job description as well as performance expectation. Have an honest conversation about expectations and amount of time required. Make sure each individual is comfortable about the task at hand, and is satisfied that he or she can meet the obligations they are signing up for.