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Connect with your mission

From the shores of Millinocket Lake, Craig encourages board members to connect with the mission of their organization by getting out and seeing the organization’s work first hand. This really helps board members feel the impact of their contributions and inspires them to continue their support and involvement.

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Here’s what Craig says in the video

Hi everybody. It’s Craig Freshley here on the shores of Millinocket Lake.

I’m here today with The Nature Conservancy Board of Directors. The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to preserve biodiversity on Earth. They have projects in this region and all over Maine and every once in a while they get their Board of Trustees out into the Maine wilderness. They are connecting their trustees with their mission.

If you’re on the board of a research facility, tour the lab. If you’re on the board of college or university, attend a class. If you’re on the board of a food pantry, get in line, volunteer, and serve food.

It is connecting board members with the mission that helps them see exactly what their organization does and the impact they have. And it’s what inspires trustees to give to the organization: financially, volunteer support, and good advice.

From the shores of Millinocket Lake in northern Maine, I hope this helps you help your group make good decisions.

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