This fall, The Trust spoke with experts about contemporary issues in philanthropy.
These interactive briefings give our donors an opportunity to think about their philanthropic legacy and how to align it with their personal vision and values. To learn more about joining our community of compassionate donors, contact our vice president for donor services, Gay Young, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For donors who would like to step up their involvement regarding issues about which they are passionate, joining a nonprofit board can be a rewarding, illuminating experience. To explain the details of joining a nonprofit board, The Trust recently spoke with Barbara Paxton, chief program officer for Governance Matters, which brings together nonprofits and prospective board members. What follows are excerpts from that conversation:
What to consider before joining a board
Paxton comments on some of the basics to evaluate when joining a board.
The rewards of joining a board
Paxton highlights some of the benefits of board membership.
Are boards looking for new members?
Paxton discusses the demand for good board members.
The need to diversify boards
Paxton notes how board diversification has changed.