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How to get onto a Board

post #1 of 133
Thread Starter 
I am really smart, have an awesome mind, and sick skills. I want to be on a Board. Unpaid is fine. How do I get on a Board? Do I have to be invited? Can I audit Board meetings of not for profits? How do I do this? I want to get involved in other entities besides my company.
post #2 of 133
I have an interview tonight for a board position on a foundation that was recently created to help with fundraising in our community services district. In this case, the district announced the creation of the foundation and solicited applications from community members.
post #3 of 133
I'm on three, and in each case I was invited to serve.
post #4 of 133

Are you board material?

You don't choose the board. The board chooses you.

post #5 of 133

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post #6 of 133
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Please keep this wordless pessimism out of this discussion.
post #7 of 133
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I'm on three, and in each case I was invited to serve.

 

I'm on two, and on both occasions, I was nominated by an existing member and was asked to signify my intention to join the board (submit CV, etc.). They then voted and confirmed my appointment.

post #8 of 133
If you join the board you have to make sure you are not too involved, and that your own business comes first. Some business owners may figure that the board depending on whether if it is not for profit etc. is a good avenue to branch off in a side enterprise of sorts (through new relations made being one).

Also, may I ask why you are adamant about joining one?
post #9 of 133
Illuminati? I can only think this is pb's target in a secret message but where's the window?!?
post #10 of 133
I've served on a couple of boards. In both cases, I knew other board members professionally, and was asked to join.

It would help if you have accounting or other professional financial experience, as such folks are in demand for board committees (audit, compensation)
post #11 of 133
Thread Starter 
I am more than board material. I just want to get involved in using my skills to benefit other areas/industries/communities. FWIW, I have a technical background.
post #12 of 133
What is the your current capacity at your company? I must say, every time I read or post on this board, I feel like I'm slacking from my work or other life responsibilities. How do you find time? Unless you the work in the fashion or clothing industry...
post #13 of 133
Thread Starter 
I have no problems doing everything I need to do.
post #14 of 133
give them an enormous amount of money

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post #15 of 133
Thread Starter 
That works in most of life's situations, doesn't it? confused.gif
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