Board Recruitment in the COVID Era: Using Social Media to Create Connections and Candidates

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hosted by: New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON)

Finding board members has always been a challenge, and with Covid-19 resulting in the elimination of in-person networking and outreach efforts, the problem has only intensified. For many nonprofits, the default has been a holding pattern on recruiting new board members, but there is a great opportunity presented now in a world forced to interact primarily online. Nonprofit organizations are seeing significant increases in social media engagement, and it is this newfound visibility and awareness that can create connections to new board candidates. This session will share real-world examples from other nonprofits that have used social media to benefit their board and will share examples.

This session is free for all HVFN Organizations (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Grantees of the Foundation for Community Health in CT (and in NY), Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties in NY, and Berkshire, MA.

$30 for Non-Members.