5 ways to advertise for board members! #RealTalk Q+A

First things first! You all know I always think you should directly ask someone to become a director for your board! It’s a big responsibility and you don’t just want anyone on your board! These will be the people guiding your organization for the next few years! Trust is a key piece of this equation!

In today’s video, I’m leaving you with a few ways that I would recommend to get started advertising for your new startup board of directors!

Before you even begin advertising, you’ll want to first get very clear about your ideal board member. What qualities and expertise you’d like to have and even need? What does the perfect board consist of and contribute to the mission and vision of the organization?

Tip #1: Advertise on volunteer matching sites:

This ensures some level of vetting and interest  from the volunteer. A great one to start with is Volunteer Match! Super easy, just type in your zip code and the area of interest  and  they pop out a list for you!

Tip #2: Use your newsletter:

Need I say more! If you’ve been watching my channel very long, you know that I say to leverage the newsletter all the time! This is a great place to announce that you are looking for new board members! In addition, you already know that these people already have a vested interest in your organization and your mission.

Tip #3: Clients who receive your services:

What better group to choose from to help guide your organization’s purpose and mission than the people who have personally been affected by it and want to support! Depending on the type of organization you run, this might be a great way to continue the connection to your recipients and give them a way to pay it forward!

Tip #4: Create advisory roles:

An advisory board is a great way to include people who want to be apart of your organization but may not have the time to commit to a board level position.

Tip # 5: Your Website

Remember that wish list I told you to create before you got started? Add that to your website so that you can always refer anyone interested to that page if they want to support your organization

When I was looking for my board members, I created a presentation of my startup nonprofit, invited my friends, family and others that supported the idea to attend. At the end of the presentation I asked if anyone was interested in sitting on the board, along with the requirements and expectations of the board! This was by far one of the best ways to connect people to my organization.!

These are my five best tips to advertise for your nonprofit board of directors! Now get out there and unleash your something amazing~

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How can I market my nonprofit on social media?

Nonprofit marketing seems like such a daunting task when you’re a startup doesn’t it? Even if you aren’t just starting up, marketing can seem overwhelming and you may not even know where to start! Well today, Martha asked this question related to marketing her new nonprofit Martha’s Mission:

How do I market on social media? How do I share my mission and when should I set up a website?

Her goal is to help homeless teens through her new nonprofit Martha’s Mission but she’s finding that spreading the word can be tough when you’re just starting out!

So for today’s video we are answering these questions and a bit more!

What do you struggle with? Leave your questions for me to answer in the comments section here on the blog!

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