- When you get asked to join a board of some non-profit, you're not being asked because someone wants to bestow an honor on you.
- The point of belonging to the board is to make a contribution to the well-being of the organization it oversees.
- You're not being asked to be solely responsible for the whole organization, just what you can do.
- Not a free lunch, but then again not a full-price lunch necessarily. You pay what you can afford.
- Much the same as being on a board; you do what you can do.
- So a homeless man going in SAME Cafe may only be able to afford a dollar for his meal.
- Or a non-profit board member may only be able to sell tickets or organize a committee.
- The point is to do what you can.
- Clearly, none of us could do that.
- We would be lost if that was expected. We'd be out on the street with no food. Or kicked off the board.