With social media connecting more people, networks and causes, there is a viable avenue to addressing the deficit in trustee placements. Delivering Effective Governance: Insights from the boards of larger charities (by Mike Hudson and Jacinta Ashworth) found that the most effective methods of recruiting candidates for board membership were reported to be board member, staff contacts and public advertisements. 68% used external methods and 10% used only external methods.
Admittedly, more than one approach is needed to counter the board recruitment challenge. LinkedIn, the professional networking site, offers a free new service called Board Connect to help charities recruit board members who have much-needed skills. LinkedIn prides itself in matching talents to the right people and engendering strategic partnerships online by professional online connections and sharing. . Continue reading