Based on research and discussions with nonprofits, finding board members can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Furthermore, finding board members who understand the roles, responsibilities and duties of serving on a board adds to the time in finding the ideal candidate. Add to this the search for diverse candidates or candidates with specific skill sets, the drain on an organization’s resources can be significant.
Nonprofit are not the only ones with an issue. Companies with a commitment to community engagement, also face a similar challenge of finding well-matched nonprofit board seats for their professional and management employees.