Day Eight is currently seeking to expand our organizational capacity by adding board members with skills in: marketing, administration, editing, online publication, grant-writing, fund-raising, and event production.
I have some skills in marketing, but not in grant-writing. Am I eligible? New board members are sought with expertise in each of those areas. If you have skill in any one of those areas, you’re eligible.
Do I have to have money to join the board? Most small organization boards have a combination of ‘giving’ and ‘working’ members, and Day Eight is like that. You do not need to have money to join the board.
I’m 25 years old and have never been on a board — am I eligible? We’re looking to add skills and energy to the organization. If you’re interested and willing to contribute 5-10 hours a month of your time, let’s talk.
What does Day Eight do? Day Eight is dedicated to raising awareness through the arts. A 501(c)3 corporation, the organization currently manages two programs: the dance company Bettmann Dances, and the arts magazine Bourgeon
What are the benefits of being on the board? Being on the board is an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and leadership in a way that might not be available in your regular job. Being on the board is also a way to network and develop relationships for your personal and professional interests.
What is the commitment? Board members will be expected to attend quarterly meetings, and contribute 5-10 hours a month toward the organization’s mission. New board members are expected to make a minimum one year commitment. In conversation with the Artistic Director new board members will be asked to pick a specific skill area in which they will serve as resource for the organization.
Do I have to be in DC? No. Local board members are preferred, but non-locals willing to call in to meetings, and assist from a distance are welcomed.
Why are you doing this online, instead of asking people individually? I’m hoping that by conducting this search process online more people will learn about the work we’re doing. I’m really proud of our work, and I’m hoping that maybe a person or two who I haven’t even met will be interested to learn more.
UPDATE: MAY 11, 2009: This nomination period for the Day Eight Board has closed. Welcome to new board members Ellyn Weiss, Megan Smith, and Marc Kirschner.