Board Member Connect Announces Board Development Partnership with Easterseals

Grand Rapids, Mich., October 11, 2016 — Board Member Connect, the leading board recruitment firm for nonprofit organizations, and Easterseals (formerly Easter Seals), the nation’s indispensable resource for people and families facing disability, today announced a board recruitment partnership.

The partnership will allow Easterseals affiliates across the country to add high-level executives, who are passionate about philanthropy, to their boards utilizing Board Member Connect’s services.

“Working with Board Member Connect, Easterseals has a new opportunity to fill our board positions with business leaders who share our passion for changing the way to world defines and views disability,” said Randy Rutta, President and CEO of Easterseals. “It’s an exciting time, as we look to connect our organization to community leaders and advocates with unique talents and expertise, ready to make a profound difference in the lives of people facing disability through a volunteer commitment.”

Nonprofit organizations face the ongoing challenge of finding new and engaged board members who are high-level executives. For many, this ranks only behind fundraising as their biggest obstacle. Utilizing a board recruiting service like Board Member Connect, allows organizations to extensively increase the reach for high-level board members into exclusive networks not easily accessed by the current board and leadership, while saving valuable time and resources.

“We are proud to partner with a prestigious and well known organization such as Easterseals,” said David Lewis, Founder and CEO of Board Member Connect. “We believe this relationship will allow Easterseals and their affiliates to grow and ultimately serve more individuals and families with disabilities across the United States.”

About Easterseals
For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families facing disability. Through the work we do in communities across America, Easterseals is changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive difference in people’s lives every day. Join us as we take on disability together. For more information, please visit

About Board Member Connect
Board Member Connect is the leading board recruiting, search and placement firm that has matched professionals with nonprofit organizations since 2010. They specialize in placing top-level business executives on local, national and international nonprofit boards. For more information, please visit

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