What Can I Do?
That’s what anyone who joins a board wants to know. In the first flush of enthusiasm, new board members are ready to roll up their sleeves and make good on why they were recruited.
Are you prepared?
This is trickier than it sounds, because while we do want board members getting down to brass tacks and delivering, we don’t want them micromanaging and taking on the work of staff (unless it’s a small organization where a working board is integral to everyday program operations).
Advising, lending expertise, providing oversight…how do we activate new board members while respecting that invisible line between hands-on and hands-in?