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post #76 of 136
I once was on two broads at once. They were .org broads.
post #77 of 136
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Cool story, bro.
post #78 of 136
you need to know someone

use your network

if you really can offer them something, why wouldn't they let you in..

(i only have experience with unpaid boards)
post #79 of 136
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131010/NEWS/310100315
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The Rev. Dennis Bloom bowed his head over clasped hands for several quiet moments, a Bible resting nearby.

A group of about 20 supporters surrounded him in a Scranton courthouse hallway Wednesday afternoon, smiling and chatting quietly. The crowd soon joined hands in a circle to pray, preparing to enter the courtroom for a hearing that would eventually end with a 10-month prison sentence for their pastor.

Bloom pleaded guilty in June to federal tax fraud after failing to report benefits received from his congregants at the Shawnee Tabernacle Church in Tobyhanna.

The church gave him a parcel of land valued at $180,000 in 2006 and paid contractors nearly $150,000 to construct a residence on the land in 2008, which he did not report in his tax filing, according to court paperwork.

Bloom founded the embattled Pocono Mountain Charter School at the site of the church, though the case against him has not been connected to his work there.

Ahead of the hearing, Bloom's legal team argued that he deserved probation instead of the sentencing guideline's recommended 10-16 months in prison. To make his case for a variance Wednesday, defense attorney Patrick A. Casey called on a string of family members and church attendees to speak.

Bloom's wife, the Rev. Gricel Bloom, said her husband "has taken full responsibility" for his mistake.

Others said Bloom has mentored their children, provided food for needy families and led marital classes. A woman with a walker made her way to the front to explain how Bloom has supported her after her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

At times, members of the crowd murmured, "Amen," after statements about Bloom.

Bloom's son Mitchell Bloom, in full Air Force dress, broke down while speaking in favor of his father, mentioning the school as an example of how Bloom has worked for his community.
post #80 of 136
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I once was on two broads at once. They were .org broads.

Sounds kind of naughty.
post #81 of 136

That doesn't sound like your kind of client...always figured the only men of the cloth who would need your services would be Catholic
post #82 of 136
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So I found an organization that I want to be on the board of. Can it hurt to just email them and ask if I can be on their board as a volunteer? This organization just accepts donations, but it doesn't say anything about time. Is it worthwhile to offer to volunteer somehow to get involved?
post #83 of 136
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

So I found an organization that I want to be on the board of. Can it hurt to just email them and ask if I can be on their board as a volunteer? This organization just accepts donations, but it doesn't say anything about time. Is it worthwhile to offer to volunteer somehow to get involved?


NAMBLA isn't taking new board members at this time.
post #84 of 136
Well played, sir.
post #85 of 136
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

So I found an organization that I want to be on the board of. Can it hurt to just email them and ask if I can be on their board as a volunteer? This organization just accepts donations, but it doesn't say anything about time. Is it worthwhile to offer to volunteer somehow to get involved?

 

I would suggest expressing a strong interest in the interest matter of the organisation as your opening gambit, with your specialist skills (unless they are the interest matter) and broader administrative background, later.  I mean, you wouldn't want them to think you were just trying to get on a board to pad your CV.  But yeah, do it.  What's to lose?

post #86 of 136

good info ,i like it,I've served on a couple of boards. In both cases, I knew other board members professionally, and was asked to join.thanks

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post #87 of 136
Thread Starter 
So boards? Yeah?
post #88 of 136
I volunteered heavily for this nonprofit and was voted onto the board 2-3 months later. I'm starting my own nonprofit as well, which I'll obviously have a board seat on.
post #89 of 136
Thread Starter 
Need another board member? Sick skills, man. Sick.
post #90 of 136

If you want someone to bring you into a board directly, it might help to be a bit more specific as to what your skills are, rather than levels of sickness alone!

 

Seriously PB, what line of business are you in?  

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