Should Nonprofit Boards Be A Boot Camp for Corporate Executives?
By: Eugene Fram
Alice Korngold, President of Korngold Consulting, suggests, “Nonprofit board service is the ultimate leadership opportunity, giving business executives the personal and professional skills they need… .“ * She suggests that the following abilities can be developed from such experiences. But will the neophyte board member become attuned to some inappropriate nonprofit practices, such as micromanagement, and promote them on subsequent nonprofit board assignments? Following are some of the different experiences the business executive might encounter on a nonprofit board.