Ten resolutions for board members

Here’s a list of ten concepts that will challenge board members to make 2012 even more successful than earlier years for your nonprofit.

Gail Perry offered them in a post today. She wrote, “Board members: If you do these, you’ll set an example and be a “spark plug” for your organization. And you’ll also help make the world a better place through your favorite nonprofit.”

Her board resolutions:

  1. Get more engaged.
  2. Have a bias towards action.
  3. Think big.
  4. Be optimistic, no matter what.
  5. Go back to your vision over and over and over.
  6. Be the catalyst; be the provocateur.
  7. Make your own proud, personal gift to support your organization.
  8. Support the staff.
  9. Introduce 10 of your friends to your cause.
  10. Be a sneezer and spread your organization’s viral news wherever you go.

The bottom line, she says, is:

  • Don’t be bystander.
  • Don’t waste your time in meaningless meetings and committees.
  • Make your service on the board meaningful. Make a difference.
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