If you’ve spent 5 minutes in the nonprofit space, you already know how challenging it is to find and orient great board members. Rob Acton’s mission is to change this, one great board member at a time. Rob joins us to share ways he works with corporations and nonprofits to train new board members and match them with nonprofits.
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Website: Cause Strategy Partners
Podcast: Ep 60: Engage Your Board with Rob Acton
Podcast: Ep 59: Having Productive and Enjoyable Board Meetings with Emily Davis
(03:50) BoardLead: Board Placement, Training, & Support
(08:30) Scaring away prospective board members…on purpose
(14:15) Evaluating placed board members
(15:25) Prioritizing skill development & DEI
Rob Acton, So many nonprofits struggle to find professionals who are ready to stand up and lead
A lot of professionals don’t fully understand what they’re in for when they agree to serve on a board
There is a lot of good that you get out of board service. But it’s also a real job and responsibility.
We help prospective board members find their passion.
Board service is a vital role.
It’s egregious to sign on to a board just to get your picture on the website then never show up.
A lot of new board members do not understand what their nonprofit’s role is in the community
I can’t think of a more pressing issue for our clients than lack of diversity on boards
New board members: Just ask great questions. Great questions often set you apart more than great answers.