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Joining the board of directors of a nonprofit is an exciting opportunity to gain new skills and grow your network, while helping an organization you are passionate about. However, it also comes with financial and legal responsibilities and requires a long-term (usually multi-year) commitment. How can you ensure you are ready for the responsibilities of being a board member? What are some best practices for finding opportunities and working well with your fellow board members?

Dan Blakemore, Assistant Director of Development, Individual Giving at International House and Member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Board of Directors, will answer your questions on Wednesday, September 4th at 1pm ET. You do not have to register; just return to this page at 1pm ET on September 4th. If you cannot join, a transcript will be available.

About Dan Blakemore

Dan is the Assistant Director of Development, Individual Giving at International House, a residential learning community primarily for international graduate students pursuing their studies in the Greater New York region. In this role, he oversees the annual fund, major gifts and planned giving portfolios. Dan blogs about fundraising and non-profit management issues at The Good Steward.

You can also read about Dan’s experiences being a board member right here on Idealist Careers and tweet your questions and insights @IdealistCareers with #npboard101.

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