by Linda Crompton, President and CEO of BoardSource
I have written here before about the importance of technology to the governance field – how technology is changing the way we govern. Every day we see new implications for leadership. In particular, the dominant presence of technology in younger people’s lives means that as young people begin to serve on boards, organizations will have no choice but to adapt.
We are happy to help ASAE’s Young Professional Leadership Academy class to spread the word about its new project focusing on young professionals. Please read on.
Are you a young professional (age 25-35, someone with less than five years of nonprofit or association experience, or someone who is classified as a young professional)? Have you ever served on a board of directors for a nonprofit or an association? If so, we would like to hear from you.
I recently had the opportunity to present “Getting Started in Board Service” to a group of teenagers attending a youth philanthropy camp hosted by Grab the Torch* and held at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
While more than 86 percent of board members of color recently surveyed said they either almost always or often feel comfortable voicing their opinions at meetings, 13 percent said they have encountered some form of tokenism.