Identifying Candidates

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Recruiting and Vetting Nonprofit Board Members

This six-page article presents a broad consideration of how to identify, recruit, vet, and choose potential new board members.

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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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10 Basic Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board

This is a one-page list of 10 of the most important responsibilities for a board of directors. You should be sharing a list like this with potential new board candidates to set their expectations.

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Board Candidate Rating Form

Use this simple 13-item rating scale to get a quick assessment of a potential board member. Or use this as a starting point for a more expanded scale tailored for your nonprofit.

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