At this point, our conversation was interrupted. What I wanted to tell her, I share here: Great Board members are an end product not a starting one.
To find board members for a difficult cause or even popular causes:
1. Figure out who in the community cares about your mission.
2. Find and connect with as many of these people as possible.
3. Nurture them and ask them for their help--as donors, task force and committee members.
4. In this crowd of supporters, you will find your board members.