Today the Nonprofiteer got an e-mail from a fellow Obama campaigner requesting that she volunteer to lead service projects in the community. She agrees with the concept but differs in its execution.
The Obama campaign brought large numbers of people into leadership roles for the first time. Let’s take advantage of that by asking those people to continue exercising their leadership skills–as Board members of local nonprofits. This is both more meaningful and longer-term than packing lunches for the local homeless shelter, and contributes to the continued growth of individual skills in the service of the community.