Becoming an Association Board Member

Do you have the time or the desire to make more of a commitment to membership in an association? If so, then the Board of Directors is the place for you. Being a board member in an association requires the highest degree of commitment, and represents the highest degree of complexity. Board roles typically include President, President-Elect, and Vice-President. Being on a board can be very rewarding, as it provides you the greatest opportunity to impact member experience.

Most associations also have a number of committees that allow you to help the association, such as finance, marketing, etc. As a volunteer on a committee, you can bring your professional expertise to the association. Many individuals join a committee before moving on to more complex roles, such as serving on the Board.

If you’d like to gather more information before making either commitment, speak with a fellow member who served on a board or committee. Ask him about his experience. Then, take some time to think about roles or committees which interest you the most and contact the association about getting involved.

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