Support Center, Recruiting Effective Board Members
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When: 04/19/2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: 32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, New York  10005
United States

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While much attention is spent on helping boards strengthen their governance, lackluster board performance may also be the result of inadequate board members. Jim Collins, author of the bestselling book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t says “getting the right people on the bus” is the best predictor of future success. Where do nonprofits find the best board members?  What is the best course of action to recruit the busiest and brightest to join a board? 

Nonprofit leaders need a strategy to find and keep board members who care about the cause, have the needed or missing skills, understand their role, and can commit time and resources. All too often, charities settle for two or three of these desired qualities. This workshop will review key strategies around board recruitment and board member retention. It will deconstruct the process needed to build an effective leadership team that can work together to fulfill a collective set of responsibilities and help the nonprofit achieve its mission.  

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • How to assess your current board members
  • Qualities to look for in board candidates
  • Board practices that bring out the best in board members
  • The seven essentials for board recruitment
  • How to orient and engage new board members

This workshop is best suited for:

•        Executive directors

•        Board members

•        Development staff


Claudia Zeldin is an accomplished professional consultant with 25+ years of nonprofit marketing and management experience with a strong expertise in strategic planning, business development, brand messaging, and interim executive leadership. She has consulted and created integrated marketing campaigns for more than 150 for-profit, nonprofit agencies, and educational organizations. 

In addition to past Support Center workshops, Claudia has provided trainings for NY Nonprofit Media Fundcon and Markcon, National Association of School Foundations, National Philanthropy Day, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership, and Vera Institute
For 20 years, Claudia has served as a devoted board member of DREAM serving on their Strategic Planning Committee since 1991 (awarded Best Board in NYC by Volunteer Consulting Group, 2010), and also serves as the Board Secretary of their DREAM Charter School. Claudia holds a B.A. in Communications from Tulane University and is a proud Brooklynite


$200,000 $70.00
$200,000 - $999,999 $110.00
$1,000,000 - $5,000,00 $145.00
$5,000,000+ $175.00
Unaffiliated / Student $70.00
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