This article presents 17 best practices for bringing on new board members, divided into three major categories: before submitting the person’s name for election; initial orientation after the election; and in the first year after initial orientation.
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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This 17-page monograph is a training resource for board members, which goes into considerable detail about what you need to know as a board member. It explains what nonprofit agencies are, how their boards govern through committees, the board’s role in strategic planning and fundraising, and some important legal concerns including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and an introduction to board liability.