Serving on an association board can be a very rewarding endeavor. However there is a lot to learn early on, and if you are not properly prepared taking on the responsibilities of a board role can feel a bit overwhelming.
It’s always good idea to get a general understanding of the fundamental functions your board plays as a governing body to your community. Before running for a board seat, it is important you familiarize yourself with the duties of the individual position you are running for, as well as the what your contribution to the board should be, but also get an understanding of short and long term missions of your board overall. .
Since board members are volunteers, it’s easy for the job to start feeling like a burden. And we know how much there is a lot to learn when you are just starting out so we broke down need-to-know topics to help you have a smooth transition into your new role.