member of a board, aim to become a member of the executive committee, which includes the president, secretary, and treasurer. Serving on the executive committee provides better networking opportunities with influential members of the community.
While serving on a nonprofit board is no guarantee you’ll be tapped for corporate board service, it can increase your professional skills and visibility, says Kaiser. “You have to know people and be known,” he says. “Nonprofits help you develop a broader contact base in the community.”