090: The Wisdom of a 14-Year-Old

Charity Therapy

Jul 13 2023 • 20 mins

It's me again--ready to challenge what you think you know about the nonprofit sector.

In this episode, I invite my guest - my 14-year-old - Max, to take a deep dive into the world of nonprofit boards. We're pulling back the curtain to reveal the roles of board members and officers, including the president, treasurer, and secretary. We also get into the nitty-gritty of the legal implications of compensating these folks. I promise you, this episode will not only feed your curiosity but will likely stir up some fresh thoughts about board dynamics.

We also touch on the heart and soul of any successful nonprofit - effective communication and collaboration. We chat about decision-making processes and how vital every team member's input is. Max and I stress the need for clear policies and procedures - a magic key to navigating potential people problems and creating a good org culture.

You're in for a treat as this isn't just a chat about nonprofits - it's about redefining how we perceive them.

In this episode, you will hear about:

  • The different roles within nonprofit boards(like the president, treasurer, and secretary)
  • Why you shouldn’t pay your board members
  • Why you need clear policies and procedures
  • How to include the entire board in discussions and how important it is that everyone feels heard
  • Some of the challenges of getting more diversity on nonprofit boards
  • Whether nonprofit board presidents can have a veto power
  • Advice for creating solid policies and procedures for your nonprofit board

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