If You Need Strong New Nonprofit Board Members, Address Internal Housekeeping First
"We need you to find us a new board chair. We want the CEO of a major corporation who will contribute at least $100,000 annually including the company’s contribution, bring fellow CEOs onto the board, and fundraise vigorously."
It’s not at all unusual for me to receive such a request. As a nonprofit board consultant, I am frequently called upon by NGO/nonprofit CEOs to help identify and recruit new board members who can step in as leaders. I also receive requests from boards for new board members who will make financial contributions at many times the level that their board members are giving at present.