How Serving on a Nonprofit Board Makes You a Better Business Professional

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How Serving on a Nonprofit Board Makes You a Better Business Professional

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:32am

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Whether you're an management consultant, banker, attorney, manager, accountant, or other executive or professional, serving on a nonprofit board will help you do your job better.

Wendy Wysong, Partner at Clifford Chance, explained to me the following: "My experience serving on the boards of two nonprofit organizations, EngenderHealth and the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, has given me a valuable perspective for my professional work, representing and providing legal advice to corporations.  The governance, audit, and ethics issues with which the nonprofit boards deal are directly analogous to those of corporate boards.  Accordingly, when I make presentations to my clients' boards of directors to explain pending legal matters, I can focus on the issues that would and should concern them most."

In fact, the nonprofit board experience has been transformative for hundreds of professionals and executives whom I have placed on boards and also coached as they ascended into board leadership positions.

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Keywords: Clifford Chance | EngenderHealth | Girl Scouts | Nonprofit Boards | board governance

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