Join the Web of Change Board
Over the next month, Web of Change alumni will elect seven (7) new members to refresh our dynamite Board of Directors. Have you been touched by the magic of Web of Change in the past? Want to play a key role in shaping its future? This is your invitation to run for a seat on the board. It’s a unique opportunity open to all alumni. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to consider the fit.
WHAT DOES THE WOC BOARD DO?
The 10-person volunteer board is responsible for the entire show. (There’s no big funder or director calling shots or backstopping success). The board oversees the flagship event, finances, fundraising and other programs (P2P and WOC Local, for example). The board also sets strategic goals and priorities for their terms, so anything and everything is possible.
WHY YOU MIGHT LOVE BEING ON THE BOARD
For those who accept the call, a truly remarkable volunteer experience awaits. It's a chance to:
- Shape the next evolution of Web of Change
- Work with world-class colleagues who share the WOC spirit and build career-lasting relationships
- Grow your skills and stretch in an area that interests you, in a supportive, hands-on leadership role
- Attend Web of Change as a host and leader, with guaranteed acceptance and free tuition to boot
- Have a good time while you're at it!
HOW BIG IS THE COMMITMENT?
The Web of Change board is a working board. You must be energized to make a significant contribution during a three-year term in these broad categories:
- Leading at least one major role, project or program each year (30-60 hours per project area). In 2015, the roles were as follows, but these may change in 2016.
- Chair - Facilitates the board to set goals and culture, and to be accountable to commitments
- Treasurer - Manages finances
- Event - Leads the beloved flagship conference. This role will require a significant time commitment.
- Sponsorships - Owns revenue generation from sponsors
- Foundations - Owns revenue generation from major donors/foundations
- Recruiting - Owns getting the best applicants for the flagship event
- WOC Local - Spearheads the beta program for running local events
- Peer-to-Peer Mentoring - Spearheads year-round alumni mentoring program.
- Raising a minimum of 5K per year from sponsors for attendee scholarships.
- Engaging via regular quarterly board meetings to define goals, track progress, oversee finances and make critical decisions for the organization (approximately 20 hours per year, in addition to program/project hours). Typically two of these board meetings are held in-person and some financial support is available for travel.
- Selecting conference attendees by reading all applications and actively participating in the selection process (approximately 15 hours per year, in addition to program/project hours and board meetings).
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