At the heart of every nonprofit, there is a board of directors that is vital in keeping the organization alive. In The Truth About What Nonprofit Boards Want, June Bradham interviews board members from around the world about what makes them eager to join a board and help make an organization successful.
Bradham reveals the Nine Truths of the Board Experience to help nonprofits attract and maintain elite board members by first dispelling the myths behind boards. It is important to first find what drives an individual to take on the position of board member, then to figure out how to keep them committed to maintain the success of the organization.
Any nonprofit leader should read this book to discover what board members want in their experience. It turns out that giving or raising money is the last motivator for seasoned board members to join a board – it’s more important that they have an experience “infused with work that is poignant, thought-provoking and actionable.” Armed with this knowledge, a nonprofit will be able to hire an elite board member who will contribute to the organization’s success.
About June Bradham:
June Bradham is founder, owner, and president of Corporate DevelopMint, a fundraising and strategic planning consulting firm for nonprofits. Having personally led and overseen a team that has led scores of fundraising campaigns with goals that have ranged from $2 million to over $1 billion, June has become a recognized leader in the creation of innovative, successful development efforts.
She was also honored by the Charleston Regional Business Journal as one of 2008’s Most Influential Women in Business as the CEO of the Year, a testament to the strength of her for-profit acumen as well as her successes leading nonprofits. June writes a monthly column in the Business Journal and has had a number of articles selected for inclusion in numerous trade publications throughout the nonprofit industry. Each year, she is invited to be a key speaker at many organizations, including the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Association of Fundraising Professionals and the American Marketing Association.