Serving on the board of a non-profit can be a very beneficial experience. There is a wide range of industries or interests that you could serve on a board for. From animal rights to the performing arts, there really is something for everyone in the non-profit world.. There are many different responsibilities and benefits of serving on the board of a non-profit.
Serving on a non-profit can have responsibilities like recruiting new members and evaluating the CEO, but there are significant benefits too. Networking, gaining leadership skills, and getting community recognition are possible benefits of working on the board of a non profit. In Muskogee, there are several organizations that are initiating programs to help people find non-profit boards to serve on.
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The Social Economy Alliance, created by 23 social enterprises, co-operatives and charities, have conducted a poll that shows “clear preference exists for community-owned businesses that reinvest profits, with around half of consumers saying they would switch to one in housing, transport and banking.”