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 partnered with UNCW’s QENO (Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations) and United Way of the Cape Fear Area.
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 trainers cover three areas during the seminar to help participants get an overview about board service:
Professional and personal benefits to serving on a board of directors
Roles and legal obligations of a board member
Questions every potential board member needs to ask before serving on a board
Those who go through the training are eligible to create a profile on the WILMAsGetOnBoard website to connect with local organizations and find out about current board and committee openings.
Stay tuned for details about the next training session and date.