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post #121 of 136
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I'm only getting paid $193k per year to be on it, so yeah.
post #122 of 136
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I'm only getting paid $193k per year to be on it, so yeah.

as a recent grad makin 60k a year, i must say, if i was making remotely close to that amount of money, i would hope that my time would be far too valuable to ever sit on a forum online.

 

shouldn't you be out buying things or driving nice cars? wtf

post #123 of 136
What, you couldn't even get a $250k fallback board?
post #124 of 136
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as a recent grad makin 60k a year, i must say, if i was making remotely close to that amount of money, i would hope that my time would be far too valuable to ever sit on a forum online.

shouldn't you be out buying things or driving nice cars? wtf

I'm doing all of those things, while posting on the forum, n00b. When you are livin' it up you get jaded and realize that nothing really makes you happier than chattin it up on the fora.
post #125 of 136
You're living the dream, but I don't like how you make the board dream sound now.
post #126 of 136
Yeah, young 'uns like you get recruited to do all the actual board work. The fund-raising thing can be a hassle, but it's important for obvious reasons. Often, depending on where you work, a big chunk of your value lies in where you work (meaning the other place where you work). If your company has any sort of charitable giving program, you're obviously their point man on that. Or, if your company hires a lot of outside professionals (and especially if you have some role in selecting/managing them) there may be some value in getting your signature on solicitation letters and/or having you make some follow-up calls.

But anyway, congrats.
post #127 of 136
Before more people who don't know PB start responding; which of these three posts may have hold a grain of truth?
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Ok, so a board reached out to me to be on it. I was all like, hey, it is about time, they must be super smart to want me on their board and I jumped at the opportunity. Well, holy fucking shit this is a lot of work. I thought it was going to be about sitting in a mahogany room, at a mahogany table, in a suit drinking coffee and "gobble, gobble, gobble, very good sir!" and all of that, but no, it's like a full time job plus I need to fundraise, which I have no experience doing so I have no idea where to start with that. Fuck me. I think I have to start a thread, "How to Leave a Board".

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I'm only getting paid $193k per year to be on it, so yeah.

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I'm doing all of those things, while posting on the forum, n00b. When you are livin' it up you get jaded and realize that nothing really makes you happier than chattin it up on the fora.
post #128 of 136
My board work isn't too bad, even with the strategic planning process we're going through right now. My committee work is where most of my work goes.

I'm actually looking to find a second board seat on a more prominent organization now, ideally with opportunities for huge leadership potential (managing huge programs or something).
post #129 of 136
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Ugh, had to send two emails today...
post #130 of 136
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I have to write a bio for their website. I have no idea what to say in it. I am a very boring person.
post #131 of 136
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I have to write a bio for their website. I have no idea what to say in it. I am a very boring person.

Just make shit up, embellish your credentials, and talk about you love of styleforvm.
post #132 of 136
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Good idea.
post #133 of 136
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I have to write a bio for their website. I have no idea what to say in it. I am a very boring person.

I struggled with this same challenge.
post #134 of 136
I recently was appointed to another board, and attended the first meeting yesterday. A very interesting organization with the most fascinating work of the four boards that I serve on; however, it's the most screwed up organization that I've experienced. It looks like this board will take up more of my time and cause more headache than I was expecting.
post #135 of 136
Anyone familiar with ExecReps?

Seems like everyone in here is quite capable on their own but I recently helped my CEO join this program, which some may consider in lieu of cold calling on their own. Basically an agent that helps with placement.
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