Attracting qualified, motivated board members is critical to the effectiveness and sustainability of our organization, so the job of growing our board is about more than just filling vacancies. It is about being strategic in the way we look at its composition related to its responsibilities and secure the people we need at the board table to achieve our organizational goals.
This toolkit is designed to help you prepare to engage in the recruitment process for the Board of Directors.
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The following FAQs describe what it means to be a member of the BEMA Board:
BEMA BOARD MEMBER PROFILE
Potential Board of Director Nominees Criteria:
Must be a member of BEMA;
HOW MUCH TIME DOES BOARD MEMBER SERVICE TAKE?
The Board of Directors generally meets three times face to face and three one-hour conference calls annually. Face to face meetings are held in various locations and usually takes 2-3 days. Board Members are expected to study board materials in advance of the meetings. Additionally, they can chair a standing committee and participate as an ad-hoc committee member if appointed.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SUBMIT A NOMINATION?
BEMA staff creates a file for each nominee that includes his or her completed nomination form. The nominee will be considered for appointment as vacancies occur. Submitting the application does not guarantee that one will be appointed to serve on the Board of Directors. Nominees who are being considered for appointment will be contacted by phone or mail. If a person is not selected in a particular year, the candidate will be offered an opportunity to update their nomination forms.
WHAT DO BOARD MEMBERS DO?
HOW LONG DO BOARD MEMBERS SERVE?
Elected members serve three-year terms.
ARE BOARD MEMBERS COMPENSATED?
Board members receive no compensation or honoraria for their services.