The Role of the Board
There are many roles within the board but the overall goal is to oversee the operation and management of the organization. We set and execute strategic visions and goals, manage finances, plan events, handle membership and registrations, communicate with members and represent the interests of the membership.
Ideal board members are driven to make a difference in the field and can bring their skill set to work for the betterment of the organization. Current MNA members with experience in nonprofit management, communications, accounting, marketing, event planning, education, and leadership are all welcome to run for the board.
The MNA board consists of 11 members who volunteer their time to oversee the operation of the organization. Board terms are two years though the vice president automatically takes on the role of President in a second two year term making those positions together a four year commitment.
There are duties specific to each board position though all positions share the following elements:
How to Run
New board members are either recruited by the nominating committee or decide on their own if they would like to run. No matter which method, all candidates must fill out an application and submit it by the deadline to be included on the ballot.
Timeline of Running For Board Position
September 15- All applications for open board positions must be received
September 30 - Ballots sent out to current MNA members
October 15 - Voting period ends
November 13 or 14 - Election results approved at annual meeting
January 1 - New board members assume power
Mid-January - Board Retreat and first board meeting of the year
Applicants must send the following application information to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15 with the subject line:
Open Seats For The 2023 Board
Co -Conference Coordinator
Professional Workshops Coordinator
Member at Large (position 3)
Member at Large (position 4)
Elections shall be staggered to maintain board mission continuity.
In odd years, elections shall take place for vice-president, treasurer, communications coordinator, and at-large positions 1 and 2.
In even years, elections shall take place for secretary, conference coordinator, trainings and events coordinator and at-large positions 3 and 4.