If You Need Strong New Nonprofit Board Members, Address Internal Housekeeping First

Aug 24, 2011 8:30 AM ET

Alice Korngold's Blog

"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.

See continuation on Fast Company here.


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