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 article explains why a board member orientation is needed and gives tips on how to do it.
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The article gives short tips about how to do a board orientation, what to include in a board manual, and how to write a board member agreement.
Copyright 2015 © Mission Capital. The orientation process is key to bringing new board members up to speed and helps them quickly become engaged in your board. Mission Capital, an Austin, TX-based organization provides resources to help you orient new board members.
This article has 15 brief but insightful suggestions describing how to orient new board members into your nonprofit agency.