BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
They are volunteers, too!
~ April 2006 ~ Topic
Poor Reasons for Serving on a Board
Last month we talked about good reasons to go on a board. Let's talk this week about poor reasons to go on a board.
Joining a board is a responsibility requiring members to act in a governance role, providing oversight and loyalty to the organization. Thus we should only join boards when we have some passion about their mission and want to do our best to help implement it.
Jeanne Bradner can be reached at Jeannebrad@aol.com.
See our online bookstore for Jeanne Bradner's book on boards: The Board Members Guide: A Beneficial Bestiary and Leading Volunteers for Results: Building Communities Today, and Passionate Volunteerism.
Jeanne H. Bradner
Jeanne H. Bradner is an author, consultant, trainer and speaker on volunteerism, board development and leadership. She is the author of three publications, The Board Member's Guide, A Beneficial Bestiary and Leading Volunteers for Results: Building Communities Today and Passionate Volunteerism. She served as director of the Illinois Governor's Office of Voluntary Action, Midwest Regional Director of ACTION, and Executive Director of the Illinois Commission on Community Service. She is the volunteer program specialist for Illinois' Harper College Volunteer Management curriculum.
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