Need help finding new board members? LinkedIn has unveiled a new program to do just that. The free service, called Board Connect, helps charities recruit new board members with specific skill sets.
Charities have the opportunity to post details about their organizations and their current board members in order to attract new ones. Charities can then search through LinkedIn for individuals with specifically sought characteristics, and Board Connect will also provide a computer-generated list of individuals who may fit the bill.
To be eligible to participate, nonprofits must provide proof of exemption, answer a short questionnaire about the organization, and participate in an instructional webcast.
We hope that this will help nonprofits find just what they are looking for in board members. If you decide to try it out, let us know how it goes!