Sunday, April 16, 2006

Paid board members?

I found this interesting article from the Indianapolis Business Journal about whether nonprofit board members should be allowed to be paid. The concensus seems to be that they shouldn't be paid, but that doesn't really speak to whether they should or should not BE ALLOWED to be paid. I think that in some cases, that would be worth looking at. Some organizations really struggle with having committed board members. And, it's human nature to not take things as seriously if there's no money on the table to seal the deal. But it's definitely an interesting debate.