| BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
They are volunteers, too!
ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Thousands of people
worldwide serve on advisory groups for government agencies, nonprofit
organizations, schools, and universities, to name a few. In some
cases the group and its activities and deliberations are a fulfilling
experience for the volunteer members and for the organization or agency
that is being advised.
Volunteer programs, especially the very large ones, can benefit from engaging people in providing advice and counsel on a variety of topics. In this issue we focus on the types or styles of advisory groups available to the manager of volunteers or other paid staff or the leadership in an all-voluntary organization.
The first step in having an advisory committee is to determine what type of advisory group is needed. Engagement of those affiliated with the program or organization is a useful way to gain participation and input from those most impacted by decisions.
Begin by asking questions