Board Member Recruitment Tools
In this section, you will find tools that can help you recruit new board bembers.
Recruitment Letter to the Editor
Placing a letter to the editor in your local newspaper can be an effective way to reach your local population. Most newspapers have clear guidelines about writing and placing letters, which you should follow closely when you submit yours. For a sample, fill-in-the-blank letter in Microsoft Word format, click here.
Recruitment "Pitch Letter"
Local civic, leadership, veterans and professional development organizations -- including ones you may already belong to -- are good places to talk about the importance and personal reward of serving as a volunteer board member. We have developed this draft letter to help open the door to an informational meeting. Click here.
This brief PowerPoint slide show can be used as a foundation for your presentation to a community organization. Feel free to add your own personal story or materials. Click here.
Board Member Video
Another potentially powerful information and recruiting tool is a video produced by the Selective Service System which includes an overview from the Director, background on board member roles and responsibilities, and stories from board members themselves explaining how they became involved and what service means to them. There are three versions of this video of varying length. Click here.
Recruitment Social Media
Social media can be an effective way to reach out to your peers to share why you became a board member and to begin a dialogue on the importance of service. We have made suggestions for times and language to use for talking about board member service on your personal Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please feel free to edit and add your own content as you see fit. Click here.
More Board Member Resources ...
Additional resources for potential board members, including a fact sheet, eligibility requirements, and an application form, can be found on the Selective Service website. Click here.