Dear Millennials: Join A Non-Profit Board
Published: October 30, 2017
By Dr. Marie Bountrogianni
One of my staff members, a millennial, recently joined the board of governance of a local non-profit organization. When I asked him his reasons for joining, he simply told me he “wants to make a difference.” His modest response actually told me quite a bit about his motivation: he wants to do his part to contribute to a more compassionate society. In our current sociopolitical context, it is critical that we all do our part to support the greater good.
As my friend Senator Ratna Omidvar puts it, one way to do this is by instilling more pluralism in the leadership and governance of non-profits. Canada is currently presented with a unique opportunity to stand on the global stage as a role model for equity and inclusion. As the next generation to lead this country, I present this challenge to you, millennials: join a non-profit board. The following are a few reasons why you should consider this challenge.