Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Creative board and volunteer recruitment – 05/30/11

On this week’s show, you’ll get simple ideas for being creative about recruiting board members and young volunteers. Kristin Rortvedt is a younger board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico who talks about an innovative Teen Ambassador program she’s developed for the organization. You can download the toolkit for this program from their online resource area at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (of New Mexico) website. Paula J. MacLean is a nonprofit consultant who has written six human resource books about supervision, employee retention, nonprofit governance and the multi-generational workforce. Her books are available through Silver Creek Press. She offers practical advice about board recruitment and even suggests you make it fun! Here’s Jim Coningsby’s blog post about how he strives for efficiency at PNOLA: http://pnola.blogspot.com/2011/05/update-from-boss-pnolas-strive-for.html