In this exercise, students consider their personal network and create a mock board of directors, considering what skills they themselves have and what will be needed to effectively operate their arts entrepreneurial endeavor.
How to Play:
What skills do you have and what do you imagine you will need? Do you need legal aide? What about tax law skills? If you do not have marketing expertise, you may need help with that, as well as public relations skills.
Consider each and every skill you imagine you will need and compose a mock board of directors for your nonprofit or for-profit corporation. Consider your personal network, individuals you know who might be willing to serve on your board.
It is important that students understand that a board is the highest governing body of an institution and that they control such practices as hiring and firing. Many founding entrepreneurs, Steve Jobs included, have been fired from the very companies they created. It is important to choose a board of directors wisely.
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Choose an Imaginary Board by James David Hart is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.