By Jason Bush, originally published by InBusiness Magazine
With more nonprofits than any other county in the state, it’s often hard for Dane County nonprofits to find volunteer board members. A new NFL-style draft event hopes to remedy that with a fun spin on board recruitment.
It may be the start of a new year, in the middle of a frigid, sub-zero cold spell, but a lot of people in Greater Madison already have their sights set on spring and the National Football League Draft. After all, following lackluster seasons, the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and Green Bay Packers are all searching for some new head coaches and/or assistants, not to mention new talent to stock their rosters. (We won’t mention the Minnesota Vikings.)
An entirely different draft is set for later this month though right here in Madison. It’s the first ever Nonprofit Draft Day, and its organizers hope the event will help replenish the talent on local nonprofit boards in much the same way our favorite football teams are hoping the NFL Draft will bring a slew of new playmakers.