Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Be a Board Member!

October 3 from 4:00-6:30pm, Conseco Fieldhouse is the ninth annual Get on Board hosted by Lacy Leadership Association. 

I am pleased to be a co-chair this year. Over the past 8 years, this event has connected nearly 2,000 local leaders into board and leadership volunteer roles in area nonprofits. There is no charge to participate.

Set up to look like a job fair, you can go to as many or as few booths as you like and learn more about the organizations that are of interest to you. If you aspire to be a nonprofit CEO, board experience is a critical and very interesting way to gain experience and perspective. I see nonprofit leaders/managers that serve on boards that are closely related to their organization or something completely different.

If you are interested in community leadership or making a difference around a particular effort, nonprofits are looking for capable, committed individuals who can assist in championing their cause. Register in advance to help us plan for the crowd and get information about who will be exhibiting. If you are new to the idea of board service, we will hold several brief introductory classes to answer your questions and overview the role of a board member.

One Caveat – in the past, the exhibiting organizations have complained of people who go table to table either selling their services or passing out resumes. Since these organizations have limited time to interact with as many potential board members as they can, we request that vendors and job seekers only attend as prospective board members.

See you there!

Bryan Orander

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