The profile of board membership in Israeli voluntary organizations

Esther Iecovich

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This study of 161 nonprofit organizations in Israel was aimed at exploring the composition of boards, the methods employed to recruit new board members, and the selection criteria of board members. The results suggest that boards tend to be closed, elitist circles. Most organizations use mainly informal means to recruit new board members. The most important selection criteria were those related to interpersonal relationships, willingness to contribute time, and expressing an interest in working for the organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-180
Number of pages20
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • Board membership
  • Israel
  • Nonprofit boards
  • Voluntary organizations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management


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