An ongoing challenge for emerging architecture centers involves the incremental expansion and strengthening of its inaugural board of directors. The following sample resource outlines the board composition of a young architecture center (i.e., an organization founded less than a decade ago). The more your organization’s board reflects the make-up of the greater community where you operate, the greater your opportunities to attract audiences and broad financial support. In the early years, you may not be able to recruit direct from the executive suite in all industries, but diligent recruiting and stewardship work will pay off in the long run. Best to embrace this challenge early on and find your organization some quality "people connectors!"