Missouri Main Street Connection Handouts for Organizational Rebound: Better Recruitment Equals Bette

Wed July 28 at 1:30 to 2:30PM 2021

This presentation will review the board building cycle and your Nominating Committee’s role to identify, vet, nominate, and train new board members so that they are productive and helpful from day one. During this session, we will discuss, describe, and provide twelve resource handouts and a work plan that you can customize and use immediately. We will discuss why diversity, equity and inclusion should be part of your Nominating Committee’s efforts and hear the pros and cons of creating a formal succession policy for officers. Finally, the goal is to make sure each new board member is well briefed on their responsibilities, so they are ready to fully participate in the work of your Main Street board immediately. The conference website will have the handouts, which include checklists, policies, samples, and charts for your Board to use.

Handouts we will discuss in the session and provide on the Heritage Consulting Inc. website.  Click on each link to get PDF document! 

1. Ideal Nominating committee make up, job description

2. Matrix to use to identify future board candidates

3. Sample Board member application form to be circulated to all possible candidates

4. Sample board member agreement outlining expectations for board meeting attendance, board giving (if required), committee and event participation

5. Sample Board member job description

6. Document list we recommend be shared with every board candidate before nomination

7. Contents of new board member binder/Google Drive

8. Outline for a 45-minute board orientation session provided by the Nominating Committee after nomination

9. Outline of a one-hour board training outline on their roles and responsibilities for the Executive Director or Nominating Committee member to conduct, with a bibliography for additional information

10. Board Source information on legal duties of all nonprofit directors

11. 10 Board Responsibilities according to Board Source

12. A Nominating Committee work plan for the yearlong board building cycle to pull these activities together 

13.  A list of all of these files 

Main Street Story of the Week about Board Recruitment by Donna Ann Harris

Funny story from Joan Garry about Board questions You Wish You Could ASK-- Worth reading!