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Board Members to Meet

When you begin your service as a nonprofit board member, there are many people to meet. Getting to know them, listening to their “why” for joining the organization, and hearing about their goals and responsibilities will help you gain a better understanding of the board’s opportunities and challenges. These conversations can help you determine where and how you might start adding value to the board.

Formal onboarding for new board members is often a luxury, and you may need to take the initiative in introducing yourself to key stakeholders.

Key Stakeholders and Constituents to Meet

Introduction to Nonprofit Financials

Rustandy Center executive director Caroline Grossman offers insights into the key differences between for-profit and nonprofit financial statements in this video recorded in 2018.

Know Your Organization

While organizations differ in how they provide social benefit, some documents are required and/or common to each nonprofit organization in the United States. Here are the common documents you’ll see in your first 90 days on the board.

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Make an Impact

Effective nonprofit board members combine their passion for the organization’s work with their ability to mobilize others to achieve shared goals.

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