How to recruit the right board members for your credit union

by. Howard Bufe

At some point in time all of us will be asking ourselves, how can we recruit active, involved board members? A good response to the question is, “How would you like to be recruited?”

The seriousness with which a board member is recruited and selected is directly proportional to the seriousness with which that board member fulfills his or her role. So if you want to recruit people who are serious about governing the credit union, you must take recruitment seriously. Here are some recommended steps to take:

Define the Board Member’s Job

Develop a one to two page job description that suits the credit union at this point in its lifecycle. Outline the basic responsibilities of each board member, as well as the expectations related to each of the three hats (governance, implementation, and volunteer) a board member wears.


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