Nominations are now being accepted for the Shared Capital Cooperative Board of Directors. The election will be held in April and this year five seats are open. Nominations are due by March 18, 2018!
Three steps to be a candidate:
- Fill out the candidate statement
- Have a Shared Capital Co-op member fill out the endorsement form
- Review the board job description for what is expected
Shared Capital board members typically spend 2-6 hours a month on a committee and have quarterly three hour board meetings with one of those meetings being in-person (travel is reimbursed). Email your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shared Capital seeks a diverse pool of candidates representing different backgrounds, cooperative experiences and geographic regions. Many different skills and expertise add value to our board, including knowledge and experience in cooperative governance, finance, lending, investing, law, marketing, member engagement, cooperative development and CDFIs. Most importantly we are looking for people who are committed to our mission and our work and able to participate fully on the board and at least one committee.
Shared Capital Cooperative is a CDFI loan fund that is committed to building economic democracy by investing in cooperative enterprises. Shared Capital is a cooperative association owned by 225 cooperatives throughout the United States. Members include worker-owned co-ops, housing cooperatives, small farmer co-ops, purchasing co-ops and retail grocery co-ops. Shared Capital has an eleven-member Board of Directors elected by the members of Shared Capital. Ten of the seats represent Shared Capital’s cooperative members and one seat represents Shared Capital’s individual members.
People interested in running for the board must be endorsed by a cooperative that is a member in good standing of Shared Capital. More information about membership and a full list of members is available here.