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From Passion to Execution: How to Start and Grow an Effective Nonprofit Organization by Lyn Scott

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Chapter 5Assembling a Productive Volunteer Board

“I choose to rise up out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear, and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grace to one another. And I know for sure that there is no them, there’s only us.”

~Oprah Winfrey, American Icon

Selecting your board of directors will be one of the most critical tasks you will undertake. This group of volunteers will govern your organization and will be ultimately responsible for its success or failure.

You must consider the needs of your particular organization when populating the board. A sample matrix is included at the end of this chapter to provide you with a guide to use in the ...

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