The Financial Times featured BoardAssist in a July 2007 article on joining nonprofit boards:
There’s a misconception about an organization’s prestige versus the amount necessary to join the board,” says Cynthia Remec, executive director of BoardAssist. “Some of the most prestigious organizations require only $1,000, while a lot of the smaller boards have larger commitments.”
Identify opportunities to contribute: Many boards have project-oriented sub-committees and provide members with significant prospects for leadership. At a small non-profit set-up, board members may even assume staff positions. “You can jump in where you feel like you have expertise and when you have the time,” Remec says. “It allows you to act as a business owner in a way you might not in your day job.”
That said, when considering board membership, Remec advises candidates to ask for five things board members have done in the past year, other than generate money.