Board Recruitment Strategy


This project is

In Progress

Matched with:

John B.

This project will save us $9,000, allowing us to The long term success of our organization relies on the quality and depth of our leadership. This project is invaluable in this respect.

What We Need

  • Assessment of specific Organizational needs, which are mapped to specific Board roles
  • Outline of the ideal Board structure and specific roles to be filled
  • Candidate evaluation guide for prospective board members
  • Marketing tools and guidance on how to execute recruitment
  • Note: This project does not include actual Board recruitment on the part of the Professional

Nice To Have

Review of new trustee orientation.

How This Will Help

Our board of trustees are key to developing and maintaining a communication link with the community as well as providing expertise in various skills and areas of expertise. Board recruitment has focused on current board members' social circles and we could use assistance to increase improve our recruitment process.

What We Have In Place

You would be working with the executive director and our board member who is responsible for board development and we would allocate time at our board meetings for this process.

Fun Fact

We are only a few miles from the George Washington Bridge but steward nearly 400 acres of forest with over 80 acres of wetland and a 3 acre pond within.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
    • Volunteer Manager communicates existing Board structure, including background on board members and specific roles or committees, if applicable
    • Volunteer Manager provides relevant materials on Organizational history
  • Milestone 1: Information Gathering
    • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager and one or more board members to assess specific Organizational needs and goals for Board involvement
  • Milestone 2: Board Structure Strategy
    • Professional outlines strategy for ideal number of board members, and specific roles to be filled
    • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, which Professional incorporates
  • Milestone 3: Candidate Evaluation Guide and Recruitment Tools
    • Professional outlines key criteria to guide recruitment of prospective board members
    • Professional helps write descriptions of specific Board roles to be filled
    • Professional provides any guidance on potential recruiting channels
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Executive level experience in business or nonprofit management, board development, or senior leadership hiring
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to accomplish goals
Prerequisites for Organization
  • A staff member and Board (if one exists) committed to the project
  • Clearly articulated strategic plan and Organizational goals
  • A vision for your Board that goes beyond fundraising

Our Mission

The stewardship of nearly 400 wooded acres for the purposes of conservation, education and recreation.

Environment Education