As government relations professionals, we have so many immediate concerns that deciding who our volunteer bosses will be down the line seems like a waste of time. Yet no group may be more important to your future legislative success than future board members. Consider the powers a board has – the ability to allocate funds for various initiatives and operations, the loudest voices advocating for or against advocacy strategies, and the people who can fire you or your executive director if they are displeased with the direction of the association. If you want your advocacy efforts to succeed, you need to have a supportive board on your side.
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