Types of Boards

Many people who refer to corporate boards of directors think only of large public companies. As noted earlier, there are many other types of boards, such as startup boards, various types of private boards, family-owned boards, advisory boards, and nonprofit boards. Serving on these non-Fortune 500 boards can be a valuable professional and personal experience. It can also serve as a launching point to leverage into a position on a public company’s board.

This chapter further describes various types of boards and the opportunities that they present. Educating yourself about all the choices in board services will assure success in obtaining both the director position and satisfaction of board services. After all, we generally ...

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