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Editable Board Member Commitment Form

This is a suggested form to ask all board members to sign. The purpose is to make explicit what is expected of each board member as they fulfill their responsibilities to the agency. This form is provided in Word format so it can easily be customized to your agency.

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Accelerating Board Members to Full Engagement

This article has 15 brief but insightful suggestions describing how to orient new board members into your nonprofit agency.

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Personal Contributions and Prospective Board Members

Every prospective new board member should be informed about your board’s requirements for making a personal contribution to the nonprofit. This article discusses the following, among others: why board members should give, board giving policies, and how to approach this with your board.

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Recruiting Board Members

This short article advises you to have “an organized recruitment process in place” for not only filling vacancies on your board of directors, but building a skillful and diverse board.

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12 Tips for Recruiting New Board Members

The article gives 12 tips for interacting with potential board members in order to attract them to serve on your board.

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Questions to Ask Potential Board Members

This is a list of sample questions you might ask in interviews with potential board members.

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Questions Potential Board Members May Ask

This is a list of questions you should be prepared to answer during interviews with potential board members.

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Vetting Nonprofit Board Members

The author provides several excellent suggestions about how to vet potential board members, including the use of job descriptions, job interviews, the use of a vetting committee, and “testing” candidates by using them first as committee members. It has a list of questions that might indicate warnings to avoid a potential board candidate.

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Identifying Potential Board Members for Your Nonprofit

This article identifies various sources to use in the early stages of a search for prospective board members (in addition to Build a Better Board).

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Model Job Description for Board Members

This is a model job posting for potential new board members.

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