Board Prospecting

Help Welcoming the Stranger look through the Organization's data to assess their current audiences to determine a shortlist of potential board members.
Welcoming the Stranger
Langhorne, PA, USA
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Welcoming the Stranger
Langhorne, PA, USA


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Posted May 8th

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What we need
  • Assessment of current donors, volunteers, beneficiaries and other constituents to pinpoint people who are interested in serving your Organization
  • Informal staff and board interviews to survey potential connections and/or leads
  • A document of up to ten pages that lists potential board members based upon your Organization's data and current audiences
  • Note: The Professional will not be communicating with prospective board members.
Additional details

We are a registered charitable organization that provides English as a second language, Citizenship training and computer skills to legal refugees and immigrants. Our board is aging and we would like to prospect for qualified candidates to enhance our board. We would like to add 3 board members, so identifying a reasonable pool of 6 or 8 people would be desirable. The candidates should reside in the greater Philadelphia area and have strong community connections to assist in fund raising

What we have in place
  • We currently have volunteer list, student list, donor lists and staff support, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have annual report, strength and weakness and opportunity report, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How this will help
This project will save us $5,198 , allowing us to expand our program to allow for more students.

As the board ages we need new members to support the organizational efficiency and fund raising aspects.

Project plan

Prep: Introduction & Kick-Off
  • Volunteer Manager provides relevant materials on Organizational history, mission and board recruitment priorities
  • Volunteer Manager shares donors, volunteers, beneficiaries, and other audience data with Volunteer including but not limited to communications engagement, volunteering hours, donations, success stories, and network connections
  • Volunteer Manager connects Volunteer to any board members and/or staff members who are involved in board prospecting
Milestone 1: First Round of Research
  • Volunteer conducts first round of research and board and staff interviews (if applicable)
  • Volunteer connects with Volunteer Manager for an overview/progress update based on first round of research to align on documentation structure and preliminary findings
Milestone 2: Final Round of Research & Discoveries
  • Volunteer delivers final list of prospective board members with relevant information compiled during research with key takeaways highlighted in separate document
  • Some examples of what information the document may include, if applicable and available: names, contact information, the reason why they're a prospect, if they have any connections to staff or board members, how likely they are to be interested, and/or an overview of volunteer and giving history
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About the org

Welcoming the Stranger
Posted by
Patricia L.

Executive Director

Our mission

Welcoming the Stranger is a non-profit that provides free educational opportunities to immigrants and refugees in the United States. We provide free classes in English, computer skills, and citizenship preparation to adult immigrants and refugees in Bucks, Montgomery, and Hunterdon counties in the Philadelphia, PA region. Classes are offered to all students regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, or national origin.

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