One of the most important components of a healthy nonprofit organization is having an engaged, happy and effective board of directors. The key is identifying and recruiting the very right people to serve on your board. Unfortunately, board recruitment doesn’t always receive the planning or discussion time it deserves.
This session is for you if you are ready to take a little time to create a board recruitment system that can be repeated successfully and produce a board you’ll want to keep forever.
Join Lori L. Jacobwith, Master Storyteller and Fundraising Culture Changer to learn (or be reminded) of the essential ingredients for recruiting amazing board members. Lori will help you change your “board story” by sharing tools & best practices from her ebook: Mission Possible: Workbook for A Successful Board. Bring your team — This session is for both staff AND board members.
During this Interactive Webinar You’ll Learn:
- How to determine who the best people are to serve on your board.
- How to use a year-long system to recruit board prospects.
- How board members and staff both must participate in board recruitment.
- How to find board members that maintain their enthusiasm throughout their board term.
- How term limits and annual elections are your friend.
- How to “Thank & Release”
Mission Possible: Your workbook for a Successful Board (12 page eBook) that includes:
The two critical questions to answer before recruiting new board members.
A sample editable board matrix.
A sample board member application
Two sample annual board member agreements/engagement forms
A checklist of what to cover during your board orientation
Sample board chair and board member position descriptions
A list of board duties and responsibilities.
Presented by Lori L. Jacobwith.
Lori L. Jacobwith is a nationally-recognized master storyteller and culture change expert with a passion for the positive. With more than 25 years’ experience, her strategies and coaching have helped nonprofit organizations raise $250 million dollars from individual donors. And counting. Lori has been recognized as one of the top 40 most effective fundraising consultants in the U.S. Grounded in her experience as both a former nonprofit executive director and development director, Lori has honed her vast expertise into actionable, creative and successful tools to teach staff and board members to powerfully share people and money stories to ignite action and raise more money. Her one-of-a-kind approach is used by thousands of people across North America. In addition to her must-read blog, Lori is also the author of Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign and the co-author of The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits. In response to overwhelming demand for innovative tools, Lori created the Imagine What’s Possible Step-by-Step Storytelling System to help catapult nonprofits to unbelievable levels of fundraising effectiveness. In addition to her passion for fundraising, Lori has attended her native Minnesota State Fair---a favorite summer activity---for more than 50 consecutive years.