Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Insights on Engaging Board Members

If you get through the first few paragraphs of this recent Guidestar.org article there is some useful information about what is important to many of your most prized board members or prospects.

“Six recurring themes were identified as the foundation for most issues and solutions: connectivity, no surprises, importance of time, improved communications, accountability, and organizational focus.”

The survey noted also asked board prospects why they turn down invitations to serve – “… major reasons cited for declining a board invitation or for leaving a board position include nonprofits being run without an organized focus, reputation issues, financial questions, staff who do not project a professional image, or being known for having any of the previously mentioned challenges.”

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