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Recruitment Rhapsody: Harmonizing Boards for Success

Recruitment Rhapsody: Harmonizing Boards for Success

Envision a board composed of exceptional minds, diverse perspectives, and unwavering dedication. Recognize the profound impact of recruitment on a board's efficacy. Recruitment Rhapsody: Harmonizing Boards for Success empowers you with insights and tools to strategically recruit individuals who elevate your board's performance.


For two decades, Makiyah Moody has worked with hundreds of nonprofit boards, as well as had a front row seat as a board member. A persistent challenge is often recruitment -- finding leaders who have the requisite skill sets and perspectives to advance the organization’s strategies, goals, and mission. In this guide, Makiyah provides the basics of board governance and shares six tools utilized by clients to fuel their recruitment efforts, from identification to onboarding. For a board to avoid poor performance and mismatched expectations, the most critical ingredient is competent board members capable of fulfilling the duties of board service.


About Makiyah Moody

Makiyah Moody is the founder and president of Kairos & Heart Consulting, a boutique consultancy that collaborates with mission-minded enterprises to enlarge their territories by seizing new possibilities and making shift happen. She helps organizations ask and answer critical questions about how to deliver on their missions more effectively.


Before launching Kairos & Heart, Makiyah sharpened her consulting skills at La Piana Consulting, a national management consulting firm. Before joining La Piana in 2016, she directed governance initiatives for the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, was the founding executive director of the New Orleans regional office of Leading Educators, and held various roles over six years with the KIPP Foundation. Additionally, she is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, an Executive Scholar with the Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant.


Makiyah earned her MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago and a BA in Hispanic Studies, magna cum laude, from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where she served as a trustee from 2014 to 2019.


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