June 12, 2015 Articles

A Strategic Road Map to Joining a Nonprofit Board

By Sabrina C. Beavens

Assessing my business development activities last year, I noticed that at some point all of my volunteer time had shifted to professional associations. I was in leadership positions in the ABA Section of Litigation, the New Hampshire Federal Bar Association, and the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association. In addition, I was an active member in several other associations. But I was not involved in any community activities. I was not unhappy, but I missed serving my community and the fulfillment that it provides. I was also concerned that I was limiting my ability to develop business by networking only with lawyers. As a result, I set out to join a nonprofit board.

I hope that my journey to achieve this goal will inspire you to look at your own community and find a nonprofit that both fits your interests and builds your book of business.

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