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Roles and Responsibilities of NAWBO Richmond's Board of Directors

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The board of directors has three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.”

    1) DUTY OF CARE

    Being a board member is more than a résumé builder. Members should be committed to following through on promises and assisting the organization to the best of their abilities. This means:

    • Attending meetings and actively participating in committees
    • Communicating with the executive director and other board members
    • Following through on assignments
    • Supporting program initiatives

    NAWBO Richmond's entire board is motivated and truly passionate about our mission. 

    2) DUTY OF LOYALTY

    Board members do more than show up. They fully support and embody our organization’s mission and are loyal ambassadors for our cause. When acting on behalf of our organization, each board member must put aside their personal and professional interests.

    All activities and decisions should be in the best interest of the organization, not in the best interest of the individual board member.

    Those who successfully fulfill this duty are those who proactively mingle with members and volunteers, attend as many meetings and programs as possible, and participate in our community initiatives. These individuals fully embrace our mission, not just board service.

    3) DUTY OF OBEDIENCE

    One of the more subtle duties of a board member is obedience. The board should do everything in its power to reach organizational goals, but members still have an obligation to follow our organization’s guidelines. 

    Roles of NAWBO Richmond's Board of Directors


    President

    *A PREMIER member that has already served at least 1 year on the board in a non-executive role & 1 year as President-Elect. She must be in good standing.

    • Provide leadership to the local Chapter consistent with strategies and objectives. 
    • Effectively operate the Chapter so that the needs of the Members are met. 
    • Perform other duties as required by the Chapter's bylaws. 
    • Serve as a Chair of the Executive Committee.
    • Attend Regional, State and National conferences representing Chapter.
    • Delegate activities to Board, Director, and Committee Members as necessary.

    This position is currently filled by Sarah Sladek.  Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering or joining a committee. 


    President-Elect

    *A PREMIER member that has already served at least 1 year on the board in a non-executive role and is in good standing.

    • Serve on the Executive Committee.
    • Assist the President in overseeing all the activities of the Chapter. 
    • In the absence of the President, perform all the Presidential responsibilities.
    • Attend Regional, State and National conferences representing the chapter as needed.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org


    Secretary

    • Take minutes at Board meetings, provide notice of Board meetings and general correspondence.
    • Maintain Chapter records and history.
    • Send re-cap of all board meetings in a timely manner.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org


    Treasurer

    • Chair of the Finance Committee.
    • Act as financial officer and advisor to Chapter Board of Directors.
    • Maintain the Chapter mailbox and distributes mail to the appropriate Officer, Director, or Chair. 
    • Send payment notices and other invoices to Members. 
    • File appropriate forms and information with IRS.
    • Greet attendees at all meetings and manage registration sheets.
    • Provide monthly financial statements to the board.

    This position is currently filled by Dawn DeBoer. Please let us know if you are interested in this position or joining the finance committee. Fill out our interest form!


    Membership Chair

    • Manage the membership function to successfully achieve an increase in Chapter membership
    • Stay up-to-date with ongoing records and data of all membership communication initiatives.
    • Welcome all new members with personal outreach and information on benefits, events, and how to connect to Chapter resources such as social media. 
    • In concert with the Treasurer, resolve any membership issue that may arise. 
    • Guide the activities of the membership committee.

    This position is currently filled by Nancy Foster & Tonya Futrell. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering or joining the Membership committee.


    Communications Chair

    • Responsible for disseminating information and building community among the members via chapter communication and social media channels.
    • Gather content for the weekly newsletter via interviews, article writing, video chats, or guest posts.
    • Post content at least once a week to NAWBO's social media channels promoting chapter events, mission, projects, and members.
    • Option to also author blogs or produce a podcast featuring NAWBO members.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org


    Marketing & Media Chair

    • Responsible for generating awareness of NAWBO's mission and support of women business owners.
    • Disseminate information about Chapter projects and events to regional bloggers, websites, and media.
    • Create and disseminate shareable content with the purpose of generating awareness of NAWBO Richmond throughout the region (examples include posting videos to YouTube, creating infographics, conducting surveys, etc.)
    • Pitch stories for media coverage.
    • Write press releases.
    • Develop social media campaigns.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org


    Next Gen Chair

    • Outreach to students and young professionals with start-ups or interest in starting a business.
    • Promote what programs are happening nationally at NAWBO National. 
    • Build out programs, outreach, and awareness on our local level.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org


    Equity & Engagement Chair

    • Monitor and evaluate on a continuing basis local activities concerning equity issues.
    • Spearhead the effort to diversify the Chapter's Membership/Leadership and to publicize successful equity programs in the local community.
    • Feature education on equity and inclusion four times per year.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org


    NAWBO Foundation Liaison

    • Educate, promote, and represent the interests of the NAWBO Foundation and its activities to the Chapter Membership.
    • Act as a liaison between the Chapter & Foundation.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org


    Community Outreach Chair

    • Inform members of legislation which impacts business owners, promoting participation in NAWBO's Advocacy Day
    • Help NAWBO foster relationships/awareness with state and local representatives.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org


    Events & Programs Chair

    • Plan all speakers for the year. Assist with travel and logistic arrangements or virtual program planning. 
    • Communicate all speaker dates and topics to Communications Director in a timely manner for inclusion in the newsletter.
    • Work with Administrator and Marketing and Social Media Chair to announce upcoming chapter events.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org


    Fundraising & Sponsorship Chair

    • Coordinate current and new sponsors.
    • Work with the NAWBO Foundation in obtaining and maintaining sponsors.
    • Coordinate fundraisers to benefit the chapter and foundation.
    • Manage the shop local campaign and other opportunities to launch and manage an online store.

    This position is currently open. Express your interest here: Fill out our interest form!
    Contact us for more information: info@nawborichmond.org



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