Galvin and Associates

Engage board members in field observation



In order to properly oversee an organization, board members need to have a rudimentary understanding of the work it does. With some nonprofits, like a local church, board members have an opportunity to observe every week. With others, such as an international organization, it is costly to fly the entire board to see the work. Some nonprofits require board members to also serve in a volunteer role in the organization. But boards tend to neglect this because they don’t want to ask board members to take more time out of their already busy lives. Technology makes this practice easier than ever. Plus, personally observing what is happening may inspire board members to contribute more time, money, and energy to the organization.

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