It’s that time of the week. Here’s our seventh tip to help you remain a philanthropic priority during the economic recovery: Develop new fundraising leadership by recruiting and engaging people who have a passion for your organization.
Too often the board recruiting process goes like this: “I met someone at a civic club meeting who would make a great board member.” But how do you know that person would care about your organization?
You have to look at your recruiting more strategically. Think of people who have been long-term donors and volunteers. Ask former board members for suggestions. Once you’ve identified someone, meet with him to explain what the role of a board member is and what he’ll be expected to do. Invite him to take a tour to learn about your organization.
And if he can’t make the time to do that, ask yourself this: Will he make the time to be a good board member?