Bradley Kirschbaum, the founder of The Canopy Project, brings some excellent questions to the table that Mickey tackles with Dave Paule of Our Fundraising Search. This is the first of a series of special SnapCast episodes. Bradley asks:
- Is there such a thing as too many cooks in the kitchen with board members?
- Should board members have distinctly different expertise/experiences from each other?
- What level of commitment or accessibility should a board member need to contribute to the founders of a newly launched nonprofit to be considered? Consider the first few years are particularly full of questions and hurdles for a new startup.
- Is it a priority to have a (or a few) board members with experience in your particular sector?
- Is there a type of person that should be avoided from being added to the board?
- Our group has the daunting task of trying to improve a system that is not only different state to state, but also can have county to county management. Is there a particular experience in board members that should be sought out when the group will likely need to interact with many municipalities and levels of government to succeed?