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Eight Questions to Ask a Leader in Your Nonprofit Due Diligence

This article recommends eight helpful questions for a potential donor to pose while talking with people in leadership positions of a nonprofit agency. Although written for potential donors, these are also excellent questions for prospective board members to use if they are thinking about joining a nonprofit’s board.

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How to Find a Rewarding Board Position

This article provides advice from several people to answer critical questions in deciding what general type of board you might like to serve with, and which specific nonprofit is a good fit for you.

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Questions Organizations Ask Prospective Board Candidates

This is a list of questions a prospective board member should be prepared to answer as they meet with board members who are interviewing them.

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Thinking About Joining a Nonprofit Board

This one-page article provides a series of questions about a nonprofit, which you should know the answers to if you are considering board membership.

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I Want to Be a Board Member

Are you thinking about joining a nonprofit but uncertain about how to do that?  This article tells you how to find and contact interesting nonprofits, and how to prepare for a possible board opportunity.

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Board Service Readiness Quiz

This ten-question quiz helps you decide if you are ready to become a nonprofit board member at this time. If you are not, the article offers three alternative choices you might consider.

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