Get on Board to Join Area Boards of Directors
Get on Board (A board of directors, that is)
One of the best ways to accomplish three goals – develop leadership skills, make new connections, and volunteer in the community – is to join a board of directors.
To help more women in our region join boards, WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative is partnering with United Way of the Cape Fear Area and QENO (Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations).
The Get On Board program offers training to potential board members and helps match them with board opportunities based on their skills and interests.
QENO, which will help train potential board members, is a partnership between UNCW and others in the community to assist nonprofit organizations. United Way also helps individuals with potential board opportunities. In the future, we plan to add connections to help people join government and for-profit boards.
Speakers cover three areas during the seminar to help participants get an overview about board service:
1. Professional and personal benefits to serving on a board of directors
2. Roles and legal obligations of a board member
3. Questions every potential board member needs to ask before serving on a board
You can learn more about other women to watch programs at WILMASToWatch.com.
Please email us suggestions at W2W@WILMAOnTheWeb.com.
–Maggi Apel, events director, and Vicky Janowski, WILMA co-editor
Co-leaders of the Women to Watch Leadership Initiative