Episode 036

Why Would You Want to be a Trustee?, with Jim Rullo

Sep 4, 2019 | Boardroom Bound

The fast-tracking to finding the perfect nonprofit board role

About this episode

Retirement. The second act. Halftime. The final frontier.

Call it what you want. But it represents an opportunity. For many, they finally have time to join a board (or several). 

Many retirees are eager to serve on nonprofit boards. If you ask a roomful of them to rate their experience, some would rave about the joy of giving back. Others would call it a disaster.

Joining the board of directors of a nonprofit organization is a hit-or-miss proposition. But if you do your due diligence and follow a few simple rules at the outset, you’re more likely to come away satisfied.

The nonprofit community always needs more board members. But if folks don’t approach the matching process thoughtfully, they won’t be happy with the board they join, which is a shame as there are more than enough boards that are great fits for most people.  And we want to help you find a good match for your skillset and interests.

So, joining me on the show todayis Jim Rullo, Investment Committee Chair of the Essex County Community Foundation. ECCF holds an annual event to educate nonprofit board members. Included as part of the conference is a matching program to connect nonprofits looking to expand their boards with aspiring board members looking to make an impact.

This is like speed dating for boards. It’s the perfect way to fast track the hunt for your first board seat. And a great way to ensure your golden years are spent using the talents you honed during your career to give back and advance a worthy cause.

Are you ready to learn how you can get expert training and assistance to find a board seat? Press play and let’s dive in!

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