Participating on Nonprofit Boards

The other day I heard from the president of a local nonprofit. She shared with me what she has found are the keys to being a successful contributor to a nonprofit board. Here is her list:

  • Always be on time
  • Always be prepared
  • Always be courteous
  • Always pay attention to the views of others
  • Always express appreciation for the work of others
  • Always be willing to give credit to others
  • Always make sure that everyone feels heard
  • Always check in with people both as individuals and as professionals
  • Always make yourself available to provide advice and guidance
  • Always take the long view

I thought this list would be valuable to share with my readers, whether you’re on a board or working with a board.

  • What would you add to this list?