Meet the New Board, Not Like the Old Board
When you think of your organization’s assets what comes to mind? How are you using those assets to help you innovate and scale more successfully? Your board is one of your top assets, but ONLY if you use them effectively.
Your board is a concentrated collection of supporters who are willing and able to spend their time, talent and personal finances to push your cause and accomplish your mission. That is a lot to ask of someone.
Cultivating, recruiting, maintaining and working with a board can have some considerable upfront costs of time as you get to know your community and potential board members, recruit them to your organization and establish effective and ongoing working relationships. But the payoff of having the right group of supporters at the table with you every month (or quarter) is invaluable.