Shout it from the Mountaintop – Announcing New Board Directors
It’s easy to preach what you should and should not do to attain effective board governance. But, when I see it in practice, it makes my heart soar!
I have worked with the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center (CJDC) in the past. The organization does amazing work, advocating for juvenile offenders in the State of Colorado. If I were to speak their mission in my own words, I’d say, “Kids (by definition, not 39 year old men) with developing brains make mistakes. Think of something stupid you did as a teenager and think about the lesson you learned to grow from your mistake to become the adult you are today. Similarly, our justice system should be designed to help kids learn from their mistakes so they can eventually grow up to become productive members of society.”
I was excited to see an email blast from CJDC informing the community of their new board members. The board biographies and pictures gave readers a snapshot of the new board and, perhaps intentionally, highlighted the diversity between men and women on this board.
After you elect new board members, take time to broadcast this to the community. Use social media channels like an email client, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to communicate this information. Communicating this information makes the board director feel valued and shows the community your commitment to diversifying your board to meet your goals.
For more information on board governance and board diversity, follow along on Twitter or Instagram. Nikki McCord is the founder of McCord Consulting Group, the only choice for organizations looking to energize, innovate, and diversify their Board of Directors.