Serving on a “working board” is challenging. Rewarding, but challenging. I recently had the honor of taking over the reigns as the Board President for Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, a small but mighty theatre in Chicago with a mission focused on promoting women theatre artists. As we like to say at Rivendell, “It’s women’s work!”
Without a doubt, one of the greatest challenges we’ve faced as a board during my tenure has been attracting and retaining qualified board members.
Let me repeat: attracting AND retaining.
I understand that we need to build and sustain a deep and dedicated board of directors in order to build a sustainable organization that is positioned for long-term growth. But I also understand that achieving this goal could be more easily attained if we had help. So I have a small but simple request. Read the rest of this entry »