Volunteer Boards (VBs) face unique challenges. They include:
- They receive no stipend, nor compensation for their time or travel
- They are asked to make (sometimes significant) financial contributions to the organization as a condition of membership
- They may not have the right skills or experience, but are passionate about the mission and want to help
- The quality of their contributions (except for their financial giving) is typically not assessed. There are no consequences for exceptionally good or bad performance
- They are hard to fire!
This collection of articles addresses those issues. They are being released as LinkedIn articles with the hope of creating a conversation about these critical issues. Contact me or the co-author of this series, Warren Wilhelm, to learn more.