Your nonprofit's board of directors will shoulder the larger, far-reaching responsibilities that govern the organization's operations and directly impact its future, so appointing new board members should be a strategic, intentional decision. Learn which considerations to prioritize when reviewing candidates for an executive board position at a nonprofit.
Passion: Pick Passionate People
When selecting your nonprofit’s board of directors, sincere passion is a trait you should expect from each member. After all, the bottom line for a nonprofit is not the bottom line. Obviously, having experienced, business-minded leadership is critical for steering operations in the right direction, but they need to be personally invested in the organization’s success. Seeking candidates who are passionate and qualified will help each facet of your nonprofit align with the organization's values and goals.