• Ruth.McCambridge

    February 8, 2024 at 2:28 pm

    I would second Wade. Don’t make the mistake of recruiting what used to be called “MAPS” (middle aged professionals) for their financial or other professional skills. All board members should be focused on the mission above all- go to your own networks and do some leg work to find out who among you mission focused creatives and scientists also has nonprofit financial chops. I have rarely met a nonprofit accountant or CFO without creative instincts and many of us creatives have some reasonable financial skills. Recruiting on the basis of professional skills first often results in a fractured and largely dysfunctional board or one that is tightly herded by staff