Nonprofit Board-Matching: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Feb. 11, 2010, Fast Company -- Nightmare: You wound up on a nonprofit board that's not a fit for you. How did this happen? It started when you decided that you wanted to serve on a nonprofit board, since you've achieved success in your business career, have expertise to offer, a bit of money, and you want to give back. So you went online, and picked an issue you thought interested you, picked a nonprofit that appeared to be in your charitable giving range. Soon enough, you were on a board. Oops. First board meeting, you're wondering what you are doing there. This is not what you expected.