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2021-2022 Board Application

Thank you for your interest in joining the Board of Directors for the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Personal Information
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Pronouns *
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Sexual Orientation *
Enter your sexual orientation if not listed above.
Gender Identity *
Which of the following best describes you? *
Professional Information
Previous Board Experience? *
Specific Areas of Relevant Expertise: Please select all that apply.
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Board of Directors Responsibilities
Time Commitment
Board Members will serve a three-year term beginning in September. Board meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of the month in the evening, usually for 2 to 3 hours. The Chamber Board is a working board. In addition, each board member is expected to lead or join a committee, participate in fundraising, attend networking and programming events, and participate in the annual board retreat. Board members may also be asked to attend special events.
Ensure effective planning.
The board actively participate in an overall strategic planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.
Ensure adequate financial resources.
One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate ongoing financial resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight.
The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
Enhance the chamber’s public standing.
The board should clearly articulate the chamber’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
Build a competent board.
All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.
Hire, support and evaluate the executive director.
The board should ensure that the executive director has the support they need to further the goals of the organization.
Ensure legal and ethical integrity.
The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
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