I've had a few clients lately request help in building or rebuilding their boards. When considering such a thing I always caution that it is important to take diversity into consideration. By diversity I mean age and ethnicity etc., as well as, thought, experiences, background, and skills. The easiest way to do this is with a board matrix. Map out the attributes, expertise, core competencies and connections of your current board and use that to guide your recruitment process. Here is a template that you can use. Please feel free to use it, but please let others know you found it here.
I am happy to share that I will be teaching a Social Media Class for Beginners in October through the Nonprofit Learning Point program. To Learn more about the program visit them on the web or follow them on twitter @NPLearningPoint or find them on Facebook.
The class is geared towards nonprofit professionals with little to no experience creating viable social media campaigns.