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How to get onto a Board

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by patrickBOOTH, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  2. VaderDave

    VaderDave Distinguished Member

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    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.
     


  3. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    I'm on three, and in each case I was invited to serve.
     


  4. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Distinguished Member

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    Are you board material?

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


  5. Parker

    Parker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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  6. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Distinguished Member

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    Please keep this wordless pessimism out of this discussion.
     


  7. jasonmx3

    jasonmx3 Senior Member

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    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.
     


  8. gettoasty

    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    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?
     


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    crosswound Distinguished Member

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    Illuminati? I can only think this is pb's target in a secret message but where's the window?!?
     


  10. Kai

    Kai Distinguished Member

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    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)
     


  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  12. smoothmoose

    smoothmoose Senior Member

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    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...
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I have no problems doing everything I need to do.
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    give them an enormous amount of money

    /thread
     


  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    That works in most of life's situations, doesn't it? :confused:
     


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