Board Transitions INT1360 - Digital

BOARD TRANSITIONS

INSTITUTIONAL

IDENTIFYING WHAT THE BOARD NEEDS The process of shaping your non-profit’s board into an effective force for good governance takes work and commitment. When identifying new board members, start by asking what your nonprofit needs to advance its mission: the skills, knowledge, perspectives, connections, etc. Things to remember when identifying candidates:   Annually review the organization’s mission and strategic direction in order to identify the needs of the board better.   Carefully consider the diversity of intellectual, social, financial, demographic, and reputational resources needed on the board.   Develop a profile of characteristics needed on the board and compare it with what is currently available among its members. This profile can often be completed by utilizing a board skills assessment survey, to identify gaps or needs.   Ensure diversity of backgrounds, knowledge, and other resources by looking for members who represent more

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