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Boost Board Commitment With This Recruiting Mindset

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.

Boost Board Commitment With This Recruiting Mindset

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 board members they are working to recruit. Can you relate?

   

Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say Yes

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.

Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say No

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.”

Commit to Making Board Diversity Work

Board members representing diverse communities become frustrated with a lack of full-in organizational commitment to diversity. Dr. Shirley Davis, a recognized global workforce expert who specializes in diversity and inclusion, offers advice for achieving organizational diversity.

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.

Recruit Board Members with Purpose and Process

Nonprofits have long been challenged by unmet expectations in board member engagement and performance. Whatever the challenges, they can be effectively and proactively addressed by starting with an honest evaluation of your current board recruitment practices.

Boost Board Commitment With This Recruiting Mindset

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 board members they are working to recruit. Can you relate?

   

Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say Yes

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.

Why Nonprofit Board Prospects Say No

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.”

Commit to Making Board Diversity Work

Board members representing diverse communities become frustrated with a lack of full-in organizational commitment to diversity. Dr. Shirley Davis, a recognized global workforce expert who specializes in diversity and inclusion, offers advice for achieving organizational diversity.

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.

Recruit Board Members with Purpose and Process

Nonprofits have long been challenged by unmet expectations in board member engagement and performance. Whatever the challenges, they can be effectively and proactively addressed by starting with an honest evaluation of your current board recruitment practices.