I had been on Boards for a long time, but felt more like an ATM than a strategic advisor. Starfish helped me find a nonprofit that meant something to me, where I grew into leadership roles on the Board and at my company as they saw my involvement blossom. They quickly identified what I was missing (connection to mission, peers on the Board, networking with like minded individuals) and helped me find it in a Board experience.
For many executives, joining a nonprofit board is a required step to advancing professionally. For others, it’s seen as a strategic way to reach new networks and potential clients or referrals. But so often, these placements are haphazard and frustrating for both the nonprofit and the board member. And the connection with the mission should remain core to the match regardless of the business reasons to get involved. Executives want opportunities to connect not only with the work, values and culture of the organization, but also with their peers on the board. In addition, board members want to understand their responsibilities and expectations so that the experience is rewarding and affirming. Explore what Starfish Purpose Driven Connections can do for your career.