Book of the Month: The Board-Building Cycle: Finding, Engaging and Strengthening Nonprofit Board Members (third edition)

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Grunin Capacity ‘Book of the Month’

The task of building a nonprofit board requires being strategic about identifying and cultivating potential board members. The board building cycle continues after recruitment with creating and sustaining a culture of learning, engagement, and self-assessment that values the input of all members.

The third edition of The Board-Building Cycle describes board building as continuous cycle with three interconnected phases:

  1. Strategic recruitment
  2. Effective board engagement
  3. Intentional revitalization

Why do we like this book?

This book not only features BoardSource’s current thinking and recommendations regarding board composition and board member identification, cultivation, recruitment, orientation, engagement, evaluation, and rotation, it also introduces BoardSource’s new board matrix and other helpful worksheets and tools.

About the Author

SUSAN MEIER – Susan Meier, Principal at Meier and Associates, brings over 28 years of governance and nonprofit experience to her work. From 2004 to 2011, Susan served as the vice president of consulting and training for BoardSource, the nation’s premier governance resource for nonprofit organizations. She works collaboratively with nonprofit executives and board leadership to identify governance challenges and opportunities and to implement proven strategies to address a broad array of governance issues and needs and the work of high performing boards.

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