What are some of the key benefits of nonprofit board service? There are many personal and professional benefits to joining a nonprofit board. Personally, board service is a meaningful way to give back to your community and meet people with shared values and interests. Board members can impact issues they care about and experience the […]
Is corporate board service something you're considering as a next career step? While you may be an attractive candidate and possess the right experience, expertise and skills, don’t assume opportunities will just fall in your lap. Landing a board seat takes time. Strategically marketing yourself is critical to driving awareness of your interest and qualifications. […]
What is one key piece of advice for new board members on how to be effective? The hallmark of an effective board member is the ability to ask management high impact questions. Such questions should yield insightful information and enable the board to execute its oversight duties.
How should a Board candidate, at any level of Board experience, prepare themselves for serious consideration? Is there a formula? The formula is in the ‘packaging.’ With the goal of sending a message that you are balanced and mindful in your Board Director discipline, the importance of this balance cannot be overstated. So, what is this concept […]
When pursuing a board seat -- whether as a first-time director or experienced one -- take a close look at your personal brand to determine if it's positioning you optimally to achieve your goal. It might sound surprising, but a good personal brand of an operational executive doesn't necessarily translate into that of an ideal […]