Interested in joining a Nonprofit Board or serve on a Committee?
Every nonprofit organization (NPO) is governed by a board of directors that looses members every year. Some people may think they are not qualified to serve on a Board, but learn later that their skills, experiences, passion to serve, network and connections make them a great board member and volunteer.
There are several underlying factors common among individuals appointed to serve such as the ability to get along well with others, financial expertise, personal experience, skills, and access to a variety of resources. Serving on a board of directors requires strong leadership, commitment to the mission of the organization and time. Board of Director responsibilities include fiscal oversight, fundraising, strategic planning and personnel actions, in addition to showing up. Most Boards meet six times a year plus monthly or bi-monthly committee meetings. Those who meet board member qualifications may find the experience challenging, but deeply rewarding. There are numerous NPOs seeking Board and Committee Members. Click any of the links below to learn more.
Steps to take to join a board:
- Learn more about the organization (mission and vision, programs, services, challenges, financial health).
- Speak with current board members and learn more about the culture and environment.
- Evaluate the need for your skills and experiences.
- Serve on a committee first to learn more about the culture of the NPO, supporters, and staff.
- Support initiatives.
- Refresh your resume.
- Prepare for an interview.
Who is looking for new members: