Questions to Ask Before Joining A Nonprofit Board

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Serving on the board of a charity can be a great honor and source of personal fulfillment; however, it can also be the cause of financial burden and social strain. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on what questions donors should ask before agreeing to serve on the board of a charity in order to avoid undue stress.

The three questions are: “Why did you ask me?,” “How much am I expected to give and bring in?,” and “When will you ask me to give?” Often donors are chosen for their wealth or social networks, not just their passion for an organization’s mission– WSJ’s questions give donors a way to set boundaries in their board positions, preventing them from becoming networking or “cash machines.”

Read full story at: The Wall Street Journal

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