Professionals: How to Get on a Board
Publicly traded and privately-owned businesses as well as charities, social service organizations, and arts groups are always looking for smart, savvy people to serve on their boards.
For professionals including attorneys, accountants, and those working in financial services, serving on a board is a way to expand their horizon, deepen their contacts, make a difference for an enterprise and build their profile in the communities or sectors they serve and service.
Serve on a Board – It’s the Right Thing to Do!
Board service makes sense for professionals for many reasons. First, you are able to connect with other like-minded people on behalf of a cause you care deeply about. Generally speaking, non-profit boards attract the “movers and shakers” in the community.
When you are a board member, it’s important to make a true commitment to that board. What does that look like? It means you attend every meeting, and fully review any board materials provided BEFORE you go to the meeting. Only then will you be able to ask really great questions.
The result? Your fellow board members will see what a committed and dedicated board member you are and will assume you are also a skilled and competent professional in your business life.
PSM works with its clients on proactively reviewing organizations looking for board members, and through your relationships and contacts, we guide you through the process of selecting a board you would like to serve on. Then, we take steps to actively help you land a seat on the board(s) you have the greatest interest in.
We also help you leverage, promote and communicate the good work you are doing in the community. We do this by featuring your board affiliations on your biography, in communications, on social media, and on the firm’s website.
We help you determine what kind of board makes sense and then work to get you appointed.