Board Member Motivation

TO SERVE, TO WORK,board members

Out of 27 choices, these are the ten responses chosen most often by board members when asked why they first joined a nonprofit board.

1. To serve the organization and contribute to its success
2. To be helpful to others
3. To contribute to society
4. Sense of duty/commitment to the mission
5. To help the par­ticular group that this organization serves
6. To share my expertise and professional skills
7. Out of loyalty to and respect for the organization
8. I have a desire to work with others
9. To learn more about the orga­nization and the cause it supports
10. Opportunity for personal growth

Source: Board Member Motivation at Georgia Non­profits, GCN/Old Dominion University/Seattle University

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