Can nonprofit board members be paid for service or in-kind service?

I created a web site, numerous press releases, etc. to a nonprofit organization very close to my heart for which I am a board member. The equivalent services would cost well in excess of $2,000. Is it appropriate to request an in-kind donation and/or compensation. I’m proud to be on this board and, honestly, I am happy to volunteer – but I asked and I didn’t exactly agree with the response. Disregard by-laws – I know organizations that write on this. I’m asking more in general terms.

Any feedback most welcomed!

Linda Hamburger

On Call PR

oncallpr@aol.com