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Advisory Councils: 9 Keys to Success
Many nonprofits employ advisory councils - a collection of individuals who advise and support the governance work of the board or the management tasks carried out by staff. They can provide you with specialized expertise that may be lacking in your nonprofit. Their members can be ambassadors to your community and connect you to a greater constituency. They can perform important duties, such as fundraising, advocacy and program evaluation. Their members can be candidates to fill future board seats. Well-conceived and well-executed advisory councils can be very beneficial.