August 26, 2013
Board members at nonprofits play a large role in determining whether the organization will be able to carry out its mission for years to come or struggle to stay above water. This is why it's important to groom future leaders of nonprofits starting at a young age. An article for Nonprofit Quarterly outlined how the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania have put together a program that puts youth in governance roles to help them learn what it takes to become an effective board member in the future.
The Girl Advisors to the Board of Directors are recruited from the 41,000 girls in the GSEP or youth members can nominate themselves. If selected to be one of the Girl Advisors, they will learn how to become part of the strategic decision-making process, as well as develop into leaders of the organization in the coming years.
"Having Girl Advisors at a governance table is revolutionary because the girls are learning first-hand, and in real time, how decisions are made to guide a company," Natalye Paquin, chief executive officer of GSEP, told Nonprofit Quaterly.
Being a part of the Girl Advisors to the Board of Directors is just one way the GSEP are learning how to become young leaders. The nonprofit also likes to make an impact on the community. According to the Northampton Press, a news source that covers Allentown, Penn., the GSEP volunteered to be a part of a cleanup crew in the Borough of Bath this past Earth Day.
Thanks to the Girl Scouts that came out, the town was able to see its biggest turn out yet to help clean up the community.
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