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What I Need To Know To Join A Nonprofit Board - Shared screen with speaker view
Janet Rossbach
19:33
Welcome everyone!
Janet Rossbach
22:49
We look forward to your questions!
Janet Rossbach
25:25
What missions/areas of nonprofit interest you?
Wayne Yu
28:10
I currently live in California. Are the laws pertaining to non-profit boards very different from those of NY state?
Janet Rossbach
28:25
Good question! I will ask!
Tripti Thakur
28:36
^^ And is this only for NY? I also live in CA.
David Birdsell
28:36
They’re very similar, Wayne
Florence Green-Zelaya
28:49
Mentoring, employment, sustainability
Janet Rossbach
28:51
BoardStrong serves the entire US
Wayne Yu
28:58
Great, thank you.
Tripti Thakur
29:00
TY
David Birdsell
29:25
What Barbara is describing now applies pretty much everywhere in the US
David Birdsell
31:39
In most states, nonprofits are overseen by the state AG's office, often under a Deputy AG. In NYS, that’s Charities Bureau Chief James Sheehan, who reports to AG Leticia James.
Edmund Unneland
33:23
No "related-party" transactions, for instance?
David Birdsell
34:06
Yup
David Birdsell
34:52
Or if they would serve the interests of the organization, full disclosure and transparent approval processes.
Wayne Yu
36:09
As a potential board member, is it important to understand the grant process or nonprofit funding processes?
Janet Rossbach
36:46
Thanks for asking, Wayne.
David Birdsell
37:19
Grants applications, not necessarily, but board members should absolutely understand how the organization derives and disposes of revenue.
Jane Goldberg
37:20
can a board member work at a company that is a donor to that not-for-profit?
David Birdsell
40:59
I have to leave for another meeting. So glad to see this new partnership take flight! Nonprofits are hungry for Baruch's alumni. Thanks, Janet and Barbara!
Wayne Yu
46:21
Are nonprofits required to report their financial status and if so, where can we access these reports?
Janet Rossbach
46:38
Yes! Their tax forms are required to be made public.
Janet Rossbach
46:57
They can be found on the nonprofit's website and on a website called Guidestar
Jane Goldberg
52:58
suggestion... ask what they expect at the interview.
Laura Kotkin
53:35
Are you seeing an uptick in interest in joining boards as people are sheltering in, during the pandemic?
Janet Rossbach
53:48
Good question, Laura!
Jane Goldberg
55:35
what does 'consumer driven' mean?
Mauricio Videla
58:37
Do you recommend becoming the corporate secretary at some point during service?
Wayne Yu
01:01:01
Can you determine the financial condition of a NP from publicly-available information?
Janet Rossbach
01:01:27
In theory, yes. I can ask her to expand on that.
Laura Kotkin
01:01:28
You can look at 990s that are available online
Laura Kotkin
01:03:29
HTTPS://projects.propublica.org
Liang Hsu
01:04:07
What would be the best channels to identify open NP board seat opportunities out there? Thx
Janet Rossbach
01:04:45
This is where BoardStrong's matching services come in, Liang. She will share more on this shortly.
Janet Rossbach
01:05:33
https://www.alumni.baruch.cuny.edu/alumni-career-services/boardstrong
Tripti Thakur
01:06:14
How many organizations have signed up with BoardStrong?
Yingho Leung
01:09:04
are there any NJ organizations?
Janet Rossbach
01:09:55
https://www.boardnetusa.org/public/home.asp
Wayne Yu
01:11:45
Lots of baby-boomers retiring and will want to volunteer their time and expertise.
Jane Goldberg
01:12:05
how do you suggest finding out re 'board culture' ?
Tripti Thakur
01:13:33
Thank you. Any stats on matching rates between candidates and companies on your platform? (Even historical because this platform is new.) In for-profit companies, CA has passed a few rules on including women and diverse candidates on public companies. Have you seen an increase in these types of candidates?
Edmund Unneland
01:15:07
One big transition point for a non-profit is when the founder leaves the non-profit - I would imagine the board has to manage the process of losing a charismatic or even eponymous person?
Janet Rossbach
01:17:37
Edmund - FOR SURE!
Jane Goldberg
01:19:31
a major foundation did a survey a few years ago among NP's re diversity on the board and on the staff.
Mitchell Smilowitz
01:19:36
What is the next step if one wants to pursue joining a Board?
Ray Valet
01:22:16
How do you navigate looking to serve on a Board that historically has been white while being brown?
Ray Valet
01:25:13
😁😁
Ray Valet
01:27:28
Amazing chat, thank you soo very much for this meeting. Have to run to another meeting. See you guys soon
Janet Rossbach
01:27:46
See you soon, Ray!
Wayne Yu
01:31:14
Thank you Barbara Paxton and David Birdsell for this very informative discussion, and to Jane Rossbach for organizing this event. Hope to find a great nonprofit organization soon!
Matthew Sheirer
01:31:33
Thank you!
Gina Rivera
01:32:09
This was super informative, THANK YOU!
Florence Green-Zelaya
01:32:27
Thank you for this presentation and it was very informative.
Tripti Thakur
01:33:49
It looks like Business County - a required field - is only NY.
Enza Kitongo
01:34:02
Thanks. This was great!
Tripti Thakur
01:34:13
Thank you!
Barbara Dacosta
01:34:21
thanks... great presentation
Edmund Unneland
01:34:24
Thank you