Getting a Start on Board Membership Through Non-profits

The best way to land your first Board seat is to pursue a seat on a non-profit Board. It’s a great starting point to build your experience as a valuable Board member. Just make sure when you join a non-profit Board that you are legitimately connected to the mission and values of that non-profit. Typically they don’t employ the same level of rigor as public companies do in constructing their Boards, so they typically are less efficient. This makes them easier to break into but also can prove frustrating once you’re in place and looking to be effective.



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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