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.
November 15, 2009, Fast Company — Now more than ever, individuals, corporations, and foundations want to make informed choices when they make financial contributions to nonprofit organizations. And people want to volunteer where their time and talents will be put to good use. So how do you know which organizations to support?