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Board Recruitment Plan

Help Shared Support Maryland Inc create an actionable plan to bring on board members with the skills, experience, and commitment they need.
Shared Support Maryland Inc
Baltimore, MD, USA

Posted January 6th

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Board Recruitment Plan

Project Details

What We Need
  • Assessment of specific Organizational needs mapped to specific board roles
  • Candidate evaluation guide for prospective board members, including suggested vetting questions and timeline
  • Marketing tools and guidance on how to execute recruitment
  • Note: This project does not include actual board recruitment on the part of the Professional
Additional Details

Volunteer Skills & Experiences
*Human Resources, Board Development, Not-for-Profit Management
*Recruiting background or experiencing sourcing, interviewing and hiring board candidates
*Experience working with stakeholders to accomplish goals
* Works remotely from anywhere
* 5-10 hours of 3-6 weeks

What We Have In Place
  • *Our board currently consists of 5 people with expertise in disability services, grass roots organizing, program evaluation and strategic management

    *We seek to expand the board to approximately 9 members and have a particular need for board members with expertise in fundraising in order to support organizational strength and sustainability.

    Our critical organizational goals relate to this project are 1) grow our Board of Directors 2) increase and diversify our fundraising.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $7,822 , allowing us to save money to invest in operational needs related to expanding opportunities for people with developmental disabilities & their families to direct their own services and in doing so live freer lives.

Though our current board members bring a commitment to the mission, a diverse array of skills and lived experience, our small size and limited expertise in the area of fundraising is constraining our ability to effectively protect the financial viability of the organization & therefore the people SSMD serves.

Project Plan

Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager communicates existing board structure, including background on board members and specific roles and/or committees, and budget for recruitment (if applicable)
  • Volunteer Manager provides relevant materials on Organizational history, mission and goals
Goal Alignment & Discussion
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager and board member(s) to assess specific Organizational needs and goals for board involvement
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager and board member(s) to determine current vacancies in board and ideal skills and experience for new members
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager determine any additional criteria for new board member(s)
Candidate Evaluation Guide & Recruitment Tools
  • Professional provides descriptions of specific board roles to be filled
  • Professional provides outline of key criteria to guide board recruitment, including specific and relevant questions for each position
  • Professional provides guidance on potential recruiting channels
  • Professional delivers suggested timeline for process
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About The Org

Shared Support Maryland Inc
Our Mission

Shared Support Maryland, Inc. assists people in developing and maintaining the self-direction of their services and supports, fosters and grows community connections and relationships, and values the ambitions and goals of the people we support by joining in their pursuits and sharing in their successes. In doing so we inspire systemic change.

What We Do

Shared Support Maryland, Inc is a Maryland-based, not-for-profit, small business providing completely personalized support to over 100 people with significant developmental disabilities. There are fewer than 100 agencies in the country that provide this new type of person-centered, customized support and service and we are the only one in Maryland. The people we support live in their own homes, they hire & control their own support staff, hold jobs that pay a living wage, & spend their time in activities of their choosing.