Being a board member - a steward of public funds being used for charitable purposes - is also a big responsibility. Most board members are familiar with the tried and true 10 responsibilities of board members.
I am here to offer some additional perspective on additional responsibilities that will be essential for strong boards and board members moving forward.
Redefine and focus on board engagement
Build your knowledge and understanding around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Prepare for stormy seas
The bottom line: these responsibilities are nice to do in good times, but they are prerequisites to navigating bad times and coming out stronger on the other side. Consider them like preventative maintenance: much easier to do in good times than when you’re already in crisis.
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