Congratulations and welcome to your nonprofit board.
You were selected to be a board member because you are possessed with gifts and talents like no other – and you can make a considerable difference in the impact that your nonprofit organization will make on your community.
You may be wondering about your role. Will you need to show up at board meetings regularly or once in awhile? Will you be expected to raise money? Will there be “homework”? What else will you be asked to do, and will you have the time to do it?
What you are about to discover is that instead of this board work taking up all your personal resources (which is what many new board members fear), it will surprisingly gift you with many exciting experiences and opportunities. You will make new friends, gain a fresh perspective, solve personal problems, reach personal goals… in short, your board experience has the potential to change your life… and the more gifts you give, the more you will receive.
Not sure how to get started? Take a look at the gifts you have to offer, and find a way to give that works best for you. Read more