Recruiting and Onboarding for Diversity and Inclusion

A diverse nonprofit board that includes people of all genders, races, ages, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, and levels of ability, will consider a variety of perspectives and ultimately make more informed decisions. But diversifying your board comes with challenges – how do you find new board members outside of your immediate circle? How do you ensure your board will embrace and respect a wider range of opinions and perspectives? Preparing for and embracing a diversified board requires commitment, planning, and humility.

In this session, we discuss how to help identify, attract, and retain diverse volunteers for your board. We also talk with a nonprofit leader who has successfully used our BoardStrong platform to grow and diversify the board of their organization.

This webinar was supported by the Hudson Valley Funders Network and presented by BoardStrong.

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Strengthing the Working Partnership of the ED and Board Chair

In this recorded workshop, Barbara Paxton, Chief Program Officer at Boardstrong, explores the critical elements of an optimal Board/CEO partnership and shares tips for strengthening your organization’s leadership connection.

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

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.

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

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