Finding the Right Fit
The composition of your board is absolutely essential. It's not simply a matter of bringing together talented individuals, rather it's finding people whose talents complement each other and then training those individuals to excel as a group.
Here's how BVU can help:
The more we know about your needs, the more we can help. Share with us your mission and programs, the challenges facing your organization, the skills you seek on your board, the time and financial commitments expected from board members, and the types of committees you have established, etc. We'll then screen and recommend professionals who match your needs and have an interest in your mission.
Candidates in the board matching program attend a three-hour seminar on the role of the nonprofit board member. We can also provide customized presentations regarding the role of the board, best practices in nonprofit governance and other topics.
More and more boards understand the importance of achieving a diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, experience and age on their boards. That's why BVU created the Diversity Initiative, which includes programs to increase the participation of minority individuals and young professionals on nonprofit boards.
Membership is not required. Simply fill out an application, and BVU will start the process to provide candidates eager to contribute.
If you have additional questions or need more information about BVU's board matching service, contact Julie Clark at jclark@BVUvolunteers.org or Lauren Mascha at lmascha@BVUvolunteers.org (216-736-7711).