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SGI52:  Recruiting Board Members with Nathan Webster

SGI52: Recruiting Board Members with Nathan Webster

For a nonprofit, having a high performing board is essential. Unfortunately, many nonprofits struggle with this issue. In this episode. Nathan Webster with Dream Big Community Center in Vancouver Washington shares about a board challenge, what he learned from it, and how he’s approaching board members now. The key points covered in this podcast discussion are: • Don’t be Afraid to Start a Conversation with a Potential Donor • When Approaching Foundations, Do Your Research • When Recruiting Board Members, Make Sure You Clarify Expectations • Don’t Invite Someone to Be a Board Member at the First Visit • Be Clear About Your Expectations of Board Members • Two Key Qualities for Board Members: Commitment and Connections • When in Doubt, Remember Why You’re There Visit to find the podcast, transcript, and to sign up to receive notifications as new episodes are released (every 2-3 weeks). Episodes are also available via Stitcher, iTunes, GooglePlay, and iHeartRa