Women on Boards Chair Ruth Medd offer some sage advice for those looking to become a board member, and it’s not to choose a non-profit organisation as your first board.
WOB has conducted a National Board Recruitment and Appointment Survey which revealed some problems with poorly performing NFP boards. Ruth advises: if you want to be a governing rather than a working director, choose an organisation that has staff, money in the bank and a business model. Your first board should be one that is professional and well governed, and is focused on strategy and governance. She offers helpful tips to suss out the right board for you.