You might be surprised to learn that Old School Ties are NOT as useful as you think.
People you know and trust, who are connected are not who you should target to get you a board appointment.
When done properly, online research will de-risk your appointment and elevate you above the competition.
Regardless of how you might be appointed, the Chairperson is key to whether you are appointed or not.
How much do board members in Australia get paid? Last year, Board Direction participated in a survey by McGuirk Management Consultants that covered data collected from 1546 Australian boards.
Have you properly considered the opportunities and value a not for profit board role can offer.
Many say that they would only consider a paid board role. For many the reality is that even unpaid board roles offer significant and tangible benefits
Commercial board appointments are appealing for many because they offer an opportunity to build your career and you are likely to be remunerated.
Serving on a government board can give you the opportunity to exercise significant leadership, manage multiple-dollar budgets, and oversee more personnel.
Each sector (Government; Private and Not for Profit) have different sorts of board opportunities and all of which have different degrees of governance responsibilities risk and rewards.