Need Nonprofit Board Members? LinkedIn Helps You Make Connections
With nearly two million nonprofit board seats open, good board members are hard to find. Yet, according to Taproot Foundation, most professionals want to be on boards.*
How do nonprofits attract the right professionals to their boards, the ones who want to do the job and who have the particular skills needed by the organization? Well, the simple answer is – just ask. The longer answer is you need a conduit to professionals who care. LinkedIn Board Connect now provides that conduit for nonprofits, at no cost.
Ensure your success with 7 tips from board governance and LinkedIn pros, Marc Halpert, Maria Semple and Geri Stengel.
*Taproot Foundation estimates 87% of human resources professionals and 92% of marketing professionals are interested in board service but far fewer actually serve on boards.
On LinkedIn, nonprofits must take seven steps to reach and recruit board members:
- Determining the skills and expertise you need on your board
- Look your best
- Build your network before you need it
- Experiment with search
- Be introduced or go direct
- Build relationships
- Orient nonprofit board members to ensure their success