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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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One business mistake that is stunting your growth!

“If you’re trying to speak to everyone, you’re speaking to no one!”

I’m sure you’ve heard this ad nauseam but it’s SO true! Stop trying to capture everyone and nurture who you have!

In my video today, which is sort of a rant style, I decided to show you how to discover if your message is clear enough for your audience to know exactly what you do right away.

Never underestimate the power of your message. People have to know what it is and whether its for them or not. If they aren’t getting this then you’re missing them altogether!

How do you test your message? Leave it in the comments below!

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The #12ontwitter2017 challenge is here! Join ME!

The Script

What’s up! It’s Ashlee with ashleetate.com. The place to be if you are an entrepreneur with a purpose. If you’re new my channel I talk about all things related to building and promoting your something amazing! Whether you are a nonprofit or for profit YOU have something amazing to share with the world, this channel is here to help you unleash it! I’ve got a challenge for you today!

Today I’m going to be talking to you about Twitter!

I have not used twtiter in a very long time and I actually try very hard not to start on a social channel without keeping it up (guilty) but here is one place i have failed at that horribly. I just didn’t think 140 characters was enough.


So why now right?

Why October? Well, simply because I have a little more time, I’m a bit more organized and I know that I want to do this thang for my something amazing, LaunchPad 4 Kids, Inc.  and The Socialife 100 percent! So I better walk the talk.

What is 12 on Twitter

There is no better way to start a new habit than to challenge yourself to do it daily. That’s how the 12 on Twitter challenge was born. Soooooo if you’re wondering what 12 on twitter means well it means that everyday you plan 12 minutes in your (cause I’ve got kids and a whole host of other things to focus on) THe last thing I want to ever do is get focused on the social media world.

So take 12 minutes out of your day and either read and like a tweet, react to a tweet or reach out to someone on twitter. Now in my last video I did talk about sharing and adding a reply.

Im not asking you to do this without help so I will be leaving a tip sheet with the steps to get started with the challenge as well.  to help you get started with twitter  that you can download to help you get started with the challenge. Each week in October I will aslo send over prompts for you to test out in your tweets!

So if you’re ready to get started with the #12ontwitter2017 challenge you only need to do a few things:

  1. Comment below on this video to let us all know that you’ll be joining! This is also a great way to market who you are and what you do to anyone viewing this video.
  2. Download the worksheet with my getting started with Twitter tips
  3. Go to Twitter and make your first tweet using the hashtag #12onTwitter2017 telling us you’re joining the channel or a little shout out to someone else in the challenge!

Let’s do this! See you on Twitter!