I started a non-profit with the vision of sharing the gospel of Jesus using technology. We are currently building technology that evangelises to unbelievers and connects them to local churches. We need to form a great board. How do we get staretd?
The best way to find board members is to find people in your industry (or market) that show signs of being someone who would enjoy being on your board. These are typically people who
1) Are on other boards similar to the kind of organization you're starting
2) Are part of organizations that give back to the community
3) Publicly display that they are charitable and give back.
Using those filters, then you'll want to find people who have the right type of experience that will help you where you need. Ex: Operations, Fund Raising, Marketing, etc.
The best way to get started is to find someone who's done it before and ask them directly (wink wink). Here's a list of people we like: https://clarity.fm/browse/funding/nonprofit/s/best-match/f/all
I would go after the heroes to you in this field. Don't worry about that your new or small. Think like if I had the best organization in the world and I had the pick of the crop who would I pick. Make a list of 30 people in this boat and I believe you will get 5 of them. I just started a podcast interviewing those baby boomers that have a message to help people get in business and this week I interviewed someone who did $3,000,000,000 (Billion) in business last year and gave me an hour of his time. If you don't ask you don't get. And who knows you might cause someone that you talk to become a believer. Hoped this helped, call if you would like to talk, thanks....Ken
P.S. I raised over 1.5 million for the blind almost single handedly so I have an idea of what you are doing.