WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BoardSource today announced the launch of an expanded online Board Recruitment Center that includes free board recruitment job postings for BoardSource members in LinkedIn's new Volunteer Marketplace.
According to the BoardSource Nonprofit Governance Index, almost one-third of chief executives report that they do not have the right board members to effectively govern their organizations. The expanded Board Recruitment Center will address this need to help organizations, boards, and chief executives learn how to effectively recruit board members, and leverage LinkedIn's platform to find the board members they need to change the world.
"Nonprofits will now have access to the resources they need to find board members who can help them advance important missions like eradicating hunger, educating children, and protecting our natural resources," said Anne Wallestad, president and CEO of BoardSource. "Thanks to this new functionality from LinkedIn, as well as generous support from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust which made this expansion of our Board Recruitment Center possible, nonprofit organizations can tap into LinkedIn's extensive global network with confidence to access the talent they need."
BoardSource members and nonmembers alike can access BoardSource's Board Recruitment Center to find out more about this service and how to effectively recruit board members. Building a board is about finding leaders who have skill sets and perspectives that align with an organization's strategies, goals, and needs. It is also about having the right blend of skill sets, expertise, community connections, diverse perspectives, and spheres of influence across the board as a whole. This new board posting service allows nonprofits to find the highly qualified and enthusiastic people needed to serve on nonprofit boards.
BoardSource supports, trains, and educates more than 80,000 nonprofit board leaders from across the country each year. With 25 years of experience, BoardSource provides leaders with an extensive range of tools and resources, including webinars, in-person training sessions, customized diagnostics, and original publications, to increase their effectiveness and magnify the impact of their mission. BoardSource is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit www.boardsource.org.