Joining a nonprofit board can be a rewarding and valuable experience because you have the chance to apply your skills to improve the operations of an organization and implement real change where you want to see it or think it is needed. With just a few hours of commitment a month, board members maximize their impact by contributing ideas to the strategic planning or reorganization of a nonprofit's essential processes. Board service can also be a tremendous tool for learning other skills and developing leadership. Many board members find that they participate in fulfilling ways that are different from what they normally do in their professional life. In addition, becoming a board member is a powerful way to grow your network of resources and contacts and build new relationships.
What you can bring to NSYC
NSYC seeks out individuals who have integrity, compassion, and a dedication to service. We want people who are passionate about advocating for the agency at a local level and implementing our mission in their everyday life. Our organization benefits from people who are unique and have diverse expertise. Our Board is not filled with passive observers; our Board actively guides the organization towards a sustainable future.
NSYC Board Expectations
Board members are expected to commit to the ethical principles of the organization. Members should plan to regularly communicate and participate in Board matters via e-mail and monthly meetings. Members of the Board should also become familiar with the operations, finances, budgets, policies, and procedures of the agency. Members are also expected to assist in outreach and communicate NSYC's programs and services to the public.