10 New Year's Resolutions for Nonprofit Board Members
9. I will support the staff
Understanding that an acknowledged staff is a more productive staff, I will ask the staff members how I can best support them.
Understanding that they carry enormous responsibility on their shoulders, I will support paying them competitive salaries. I will not ask the staffers to overwork themselves or sacrifice their personal lives in the name of our cause.
I resolve to return their phone calls. And respond to their emails. And help out.
10. I will be a 'sneezer' and advocate for our cause wherever I go
Knowing that ideas can be contagious and spread among people like viruses, I will practice my elevator speech when I meet a potential supporter. Above all, I want to create an epidemic of buzz about my organization all around.
I resolve to be a terrific personal advocate for our organization and our cause. And I”ll have fun doing it!
I don’t want to mess around as a board member.
I certainly don’t want to waste my time in meaningless meetings and committees.
I want to make my service on the board meaningful.
And make a real difference in the world!