You Should Always Be Looking For Your Successor, with Patrina Pelton-Smith

An excellent conversation with Patrina Pelton-Smith, the principal consultant with The Business of Charity. She focuses on non-profit formation, infrastructure, administration, and grant writing to support her clients in successfully meeting their organization’s mission. This episode, we discuss nonprofit board development during pandemic:

  • Recruitment is an ongoing process. “You should always be looking for your successor.”
  • Board candidates currently finding themselves with time.
  • Candidates know there’s a need across nonprofits.
  • This may not be a time to do recruiting if an org is in the middle of a pivot.
  • Keeping your house in order.
  • The board self-assessment along with the messaging to give to board prospects.
  • Getting nonprofits ready to engage in the recruiting cycle.

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