Board Candidates are people who will be on the board of directors of a nonprofit organization. The implementation of a process to identify and screen potential board members is crucial to ensure that your board is fully staffed at all times. The absence of board seats can cause business problems and make it more difficult for new members to step into the role.

The recruitment process for board members is typically conducted by the nominating committee of the board and other interested parties. The committee that nominates will choose candidates with an experience at the board level and relevant skillsets. The committee should also look at people who are of high academic standing outside the corporate world, such as academics and government officials, supranational institutions or non-governmental organisations as well as those with demonstrated track records of being at the top in their field.

Once a list of possible candidates has been compiled and approved by the board chair, the candidate can invite them to an interview and after that, a meeting with the entire board. The board can get to know the applicant and also learn more about what it’s like being on the board.

It is useful to have detailed profiles of the candidates that voters can view on the internet during the election process. This will help them make a more informed choice regarding the candidate they select. In addition, it could be beneficial to have an overall voting system on your ballot or let voters choose «abstain.» Both of these options are easily set up in ElectionBuddy.