The National Review published an article today titled How to Spot the Best Public Service Announcement Boards.
It’s a nice piece of writing, but I want to share it with you for a few reasons.
First, this is the first article I’ve published about public service announcements, and it’s a great starting point for those who are looking for recommendations.
But it also points out some really important things about the boards that are out there.
Here are some things to consider: Do they provide advice on public policy, governance, or community development?
How do they compare to other boards in their field?
Do they have the resources to hire and train experts?
Do the boards provide feedback on public service projects?
What kinds of resources do they have?
How often do they host public meetings?
Are they open to public comment?
Is there a board member with expertise in the community?
Do boards operate on a national or local level?
Do their members have a financial stake in their work?
And finally, are the boards’ staffs involved in any kind of advocacy work?
Does the board include elected officials and/or government officials?
Are there any outside groups that participate in the boards work?
What are their financial conflicts of interest?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this list and the others I’ve included.
I also wanted to share a few ideas about how to spot the best boards, so I’ve put together a few posts to help you do that.
The First One: Public Service Advisory Boards: The Best Public Services Announcement Board For a list of public service advisory boards, go here.