LinkedIn Board Connect: A Guide for Non-profits to Leverage This Valuable New Resource
LinkedIn Board Connect has taken online board matching to a new level for non-profit organizations. As I noted in my September 21 post here, this innovative approach is an advance in bringing non-profits and potential candidates together; the most important improvement is the opportunity for people to learn about each other through mutual acquaintances and references that are indicated on LinkedIn.
In my last post, I provided suggestions to board candidates for finding the best board match. Here are recommendations for non-profits in finding board members that best meet the organization's purposes.
Choosing candidates for the board
- Prior to even listing the organization's interests in candidates, it's essential for the board to have a serious discussion about the future of the organization: the organization's greater potential and the revenue model to achieve success. With this in mind, the board can determine the particular skills, expertise, experience, diversity of perspectives, and networks and relationships that the board needs in order to achieve strategic and financial success.
About Korngold Consulting LLC. Founded by Alice Korngold in 2005, the firm’s mission is to develop corporate and NGO/nonprofit leaders and boards for a better world. Korngold Consulting provides strategy consulting services to global corporations on CSR and leadership development, including training and placing hundreds of corporate executives on NGO/nonprofit boards; and board governance consulting services to global, national, and regional nonprofits, including universities and healthcare institutions. Korngold is the author of “Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses” (Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint, 2005) and blogs for Fast Company.