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Board Candidates are the people who are appointed to a nonprofit organization’s board of directors. It is vital to establish a process to identify and recruit potential board members to ensure your board is always well-staffed. The absence of board members can lead to business setbacks, and make it difficult for new board members to adjust to their roles.

The recruitment process for board members is typically conducted by the nominating committee of the board as well as other interested parties. The nominating committee should identify candidates who have experience on the board and relevant skills. Additionally the committee should be looking at those with a high level of intellectual standing outside of the corporate world (such as academics, government officials, supranational institutions or non-governmental organizations) and who have demonstrated a track record of leadership in their field.

Once a list of candidates has been made The board chair can invite the candidates to a screening interview and then to an interview with the entire board. This is a chance for the board to meet with the person who is applying and to experience what it will be like to be a part of the board.

It is beneficial to have detailed profiles of candidates that voters can access via the internet during the process of voting. This will allow them to make a more informed decision regarding which candidate to pick. It could also be beneficial to add the cumulative voting system on your ballot or let voters choose “abstain.” Both of these choices can be easily arranged in ElectionBuddy.