SMART Growth is a 4-year capacity building program designed to ensure that grantee organizations benefit from sound management practices that effectively support their art and ensure their resilience through economic shifts, staff transitions, and evolving markets.
Lunch work session: What to have in place before recruiting for your board
Monday, March 31, 12:00-1:30pm
Arts & Business Council of Chicago
70 E Lake St, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Before your organization begins recruiting new board members there are several crucial steps to ensuring a productive search and fruitful conversations. Board prospects seek a certain amount of structure and process already in place and there are some simple steps that your current board members can take to make sure that your organization is appealing to a prospective board member.
This session is geared toward organizations that do not have a formal, comprehensive board recruitment process in place.
In this session we will:
Identify the “must have’s” in your board recruitment packet and process
Discuss how to assess your current board and what types of board members you really should be looking for
Share resources to make the most of your valuable and limited time
You will leave with:
Templates and worksheets to get started on your own board recruitment packet
Ideas for where to seek new board members
Creative ways that other organizations have found new board members
This session includes a 45-minute presentation followed by 45 minutes of small group discussion including peer coaching and direct feedback from one of our Board Consultants. $15 brown bag lunch, drinks will be provided. Organizations are encouraged to attend with two board members or a board and executive staff member.