I’ve always associated Trustees (the oversight people) of non-profits as stogy or dusty – heaven forbid…old. You have to be retired to serve on a board right? Not.
In fact, it is the next generation that brings the new insights and innovations. People in the work force come into our Boards with fresh eyes and creative ways of thinking about the stuff we’ve done for years. Please invite them with open arms. Current boards need to let new board members bring change. So if you catch yourself saying, “but we’ve always done it that way…” then bite your tongue and take a deep breath. It’s time for a different perspective, a breath of fresh air, and maybe some positive growth and change for the better.