What for-profit professionals must unlearn in order to be an effective NGO board member?

What for-profit professionals must unlearn in order to be an effective NGO board member?

Fuelled by combined trends as corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and retreating government, non-profit, non-governmental and civil society organisations worldwide are looking for businesses to partner. One part of this is business professionals being asked as board member. The business background of these board members certainly has positive influence on their impact but there are also fundamental issues that can lead to negative consequences. In this workshop you will discuss how fundamental issues influence board behaviour. For example, what does it mean to be a board member of an organisation that focusses on the interest of the community (we) instead of the own organisational interest (me)?