As a long-time non-profit board member, I was recently asked if I had advice to share with someone joining a board of directors.

It’s a great question, which I replied to thoughtfully having considered my responses from the perspective as a brand-new member to a tenured board, a founding board member, and the chair of 3 non-profit boards of directors.

Starting with the premise that being well-versed in the organization’s mission and what board member fiduciary responsibilities are, here was...

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