Board of Directors Membership

As a member of WPLN’s Board of Directors, you will have a unique opportunity to help change our nation’s political landscape by helping to empower women of all backgrounds to pursue a journey in public service & become more civically-engaged in their communities.

The skills, background, & experiences of each Board of Directors Member are highly-valued by WPLN’s leadership. From time to time, you may be asked to: provide input on WPLN’s various state-based or national programming & messaging, lend your name to fundraising efforts in order to help ensure WPLN is well-funded to accomplish its mission, & potentially activate your various networks as a way to help raise WPLN’s national profile.

 

About the role of a WPLN Board of Directors Member

All new Board members are subject to approval by a majority of the current Board, 1 year term


Structure

The Board consists of the Founders Circle (Cameron Kilberg, Larissa Martinez, & Rina Shah) along with 5-10 additional members (including a Board Chair). In order to ensure engagement, all Board Members are kindly requested to contribute $1,000 annually to WPLN either through personal donation (via one-time payment or quarterly installments) or by finding others to contribute in total donations that equal, or exceed, that amount.


Benefits

In addition to being on the frontlines of a new organization that’s working to change the face of public service, benefits for members of the Board will include:

  • Ability to help shape WPLN’s short-term & long-term strategies & direction

  • Recognition on the WPLN website & in all print materials

  • Exclusive updates from various political & business leaders throughout the year

  • VIP access & reserved placement at all WPLN events across the country

  • Connection with Honorary Board Members as well as other opportunities to expand your networks


Responsibilities

The Board will act as WPLN’s managing body & its members will be charged with:

  • Approval & oversight of the organization’s annual budget

  • Approval & oversight of the organization’s annual strategic plan & its implementation

  • Oversight of all staff & contractors (i.e. anyone who is on the payroll of the organization)

  • Oversight of leadership structure, including the Honorary Board, Leadership Circle, Practitioner Advisory Network, & State Advisory Councils

  • Assisting WPLN in achieving fundraising goals (via activating your networks, hosting events, etc.)

  • Acting as an Ambassador for WPLN - promoting the mission & activities of WPLN in various venues