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.
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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.