With spring upon us, the thoughts of many Main Street board members, directors, coordinators and managers turn to board development (right?).
First – plan. Think about “How to Build the Board You Want.”
Second – ask questions. “How do we identify and recruit the right members?” Do we have a finance guru? Marketing expertise? Community representation? Building owners? Business owners?
And, do not forget National Main Street! They have great resources for planning all aspects of your community revitalization efforts, which is the whole reason you have an organization and a board. Their Board Member’s Handbook covers not just governance, but the Main Street Program and Approach, as well.
Have you used any of these resources? Are any of them new to you? Tell us what board development resources you find the most beneficial.