Eight Reasons A Nonprofit should Add Young Board Members
The NonProfit Times published an article yesterday that every non profit director and recruitment coordinator needs to read. It’s a succinct list of eight reasons to add young board members. As you might have guessed, we here at Young Involved Philadelphia tend to agree. We’re more than just pretty, unwrinkled faces, after all.
Anyway, without further adieu, here are the benefits to putting some baby-faced go-getters on your board, according to Mary Morten of the Morten Group:
- An injection of energy that can help reinvigorate an organization.
- The addition of fresh and creative ideas and a different perspective on most issues – and how to communicate that to a new audience.
- A greater level of inclusion to ensure the organization is truly representative of variety community interest groups at both a formal and an informal level.
- A bridge to the next generation of community leaders that helps ensure the future of the organization.
- A greater level of flexibility and adaptability to make the most of new technologies and trends.
- Creating a diversity of experience and skills and the ability to use new technologies to spread the organization’s message and its work.
- Access to expertise on issues and challenges facing youth and the things that matter to them.
- Access to new networks, which in turn can mean the organization will grow and gain increased community support.