There are many reasons that people join nonprofit boards. The primary motivation is to do something good. But there is a reason that isn't discussed in polite company: "I want to join a board in order to develop business relationships." If you just want to make business contacts, there are way easier ways to network than to commit to multiple hours of board and committee meetings.
If you think it’s difficult getting the very most desirable candidates to join your team when you’re going to pay them, imagine convincing top talent to join your nonprofit board of directors when you’re going to ask them to give you money, fundraise from their company and friends, and give you expert guidance.
Nonprofit organizations have always struggled to raise money to serve important missions--regionally, nationally, and globally. New data from NYC and Washington, DC show just how close to the edge nonprofits have been living, even before the recession. Add to that the past year's reductions in both government and private funding, and nonprofits are truly in crisis.
Imagine tens of thousands of talented business executives and professionals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives being thoughtfully and purposefully matched to nonprofit boards – globally, nationally, and regionally.Matched person-by-person, board-by-board, based on each individual’s interests and qualifications to add value, and each nonprofit organi