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Working With a Non Profit Board of Directors
Working With a Non Profit Board of Directors

Working With a Non Profit Board of Directors

Having served on several Boards of Directors for not for profit societies, Rae Stonehouse offers some articles of sage advice for you to consider before getting involved. 

Many societies are professionally organized and operated. Many are not. It can be gratifying to be asked to serve on a Board of Directors but you should be aware of what you are getting yourself into before you are in too deep. 

Enjoy the articles and feel free to comment. Keep the discussion going.

Top 10 Questions Before Accepting a Non-Profit Director’s Role

Top 10 Questions Before Accepting a Non-Profit Director’s Role by Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

You have been asked to serve on a Board of Directors for a local non-profit organization. You are flattered that they would even ask. You have the time to give, you believe in their cause and you want to make a difference in the world. What a great opportunity!

Or is it?

Making a Proposal to a Board of Directors: Power Networking Tips & Techniques

Making a Proposal to a Board of Directors: Power Networking Tips & Techniques by Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

People join nonprofit boards of directors for a myriad of reasons. Making connections, building influence and a desire to make a genuine change in the status quo can be common reasons.

Becoming a member of a high profile board of directors can accelerate your networking activities and can place you in contact with people that can be influential in moving your career or business forward.

Yet many new directors become frustrated when they find that others aren’t as passionate about the causes that they believe in.