The typical nominating committee process typically limits you to only those individuals your board members know, not those who you may need to know. My recommendation is to progress from focusing on nominating to recruitment. To start this process, develop an ideal board matrix. This should consist of the sought after expertise you desire on your board., e.g., marketing and public relations, philanthropy, etc. Next, compare the information with your current matrix of expertise, corporate and business and geographical board members. The difference between the ideal board matrix and your current matrix becomes your priority area for board recruitment.
Where to look for this expertise?
- Business Journals
- Chambers of Commerce
- The LinkedIn Board Member Connect Program