Is there an efficient way to evaluate gaps and needs on our board as we open nominations for new trustees?

In identifying and electing the right people to the board, let the foundation’s mission and purpose guide your selection. You may find some criteria in the bylaws or trust document, or the board may more appropriately identify those criteria over time. Learn more about what criteria to consider and download a number of helpful samples, including the Board Profile Grid, a helpful tool for your board to assess the diversity of talents, experience, and networks of the current board; identify the current board’s gaps and needs; and evaluate board candidates as part of the nominations and elections process.

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