How to Select the Best Board of Directors

Don’t make a desperate plea to fill your board of directors. Be mindful of who you’re bringing into your nonprofit organization. Your board members represent the organization wherever they go.

If you want to set up your organization for success, choose individuals you believe can help you achieve that. Here are some characteristics and skills your future board members should have:

Characteristics of Board Members:

  1. Passtionate about the cause
  2. Decision makers
  3. Team players
  4. Innovative

Matrix of Skills:

  1. Fundraising skills
  2. Financial skills
  3. Leadership skills
  4. Being a peer in your cause
  5. Marketing skills


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