There are all types of giveback opportunities that can advance your career, and our Bay City Connections leaders encourage you to explore as many as possible. We would like to suggest a few that offer especially great rewards for your professional reputation.

Serving on a charity’s board of directors is one thing you can do, and it’s easier than you probably think. There are more than a million nonprofits in the U.S., and they all need directors to approve budgets and set long-term strategies. Becoming a board member typically requires a commitment of at least a year, because you need plenty of time to learn about the group’s values and ongoing projects.

Nonprofits also need plenty of extra help when it comes to successfully completing charity missions, and we at Bay City Connections recommend lending your skills on a pro bono basis. Whether you are a marketing genius or a graphic designer, you can be sure that a good cause near your community can make good use of your unique talents. Just make sure you have enough time and energy to help out a worthy cause without shortchanging it, because burnout is a real risk when you give back while maintaining a day job.

Our Bay City Connections leadership team encourages you to explore these immensely rewarding giveback options. They will help you advance your career and provide you with a rewarding feeling that can’t be matched.