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A free online service, DirectorConnector
, that connects businesses and non-profit organizations with potential board members is up to 500 registered users, according to the two firms that started it earlier this year.Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
and the accounting firm of Candela Solutions, LLC
, began the service to connect organizations in need of specially-skilled board members with qualified board member candidates. Recent surveys indicate that directors are becoming hard to recruit. Organizations and individuals can search DirectorConnector's online databases to find compatible matches based on interests, core competencies, credentials and prior experience, and choose to connect by exchanging contact information. Organizations and individuals who use DirectorConnector are unable to view each other's names and contact information until they mutually agree to make this connection.
Many of DirectorConnector's users are based in the greater Madison, Wisconsin area, but there is growing interest in the service from Milwaukee-area businesses, the firms say.