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 Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

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. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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