MemberFebruary 7, 2024 at 7:46 am
Hi Rick.. thanks for reaching out to our forum! This is a question I receive quite often and I have to say it’s no easy task since you are looking for folks with a specific area of expertise who are also interested in (hopefully passionate about!) the organization’s mission. You would want to start with the networks surrounding your fellow board members as well as your constituents. I have found that identifying finance professionals simply because of their profession isn’t always the best tactic unless you can really pique their interest in the mission. Also, there are many community-based programs that help match interested board candidates to organizations. BoardSource has a helpful listing here: https://boardsource.org/fundamental-topics-of-nonprofit-board-service/composition-recruitment/board-recruitment/board-posting-matching/
Good luck with your search! I’m looking forward to hearing from others in the community.