Board members must be roaring advocates for the college and university. They must be willing to call on others for gifts. And finally, they must be willing to give themselves. If they are not willing to give, as board members— why should anybody else?
Because having the right men and women on your Board determines your success, the Nominating Committee is the most important committee of the board. You don’t elect board members. You select them. Carefully. The problem is that the Nominating Committee seldom selects candidates beyond their own level of status, resources, an