Call for Nominations for the Shared Capital Board of Directors
Nominations are now being accepted for the Shared Capital Cooperative Board of Directors. The election will be from March 30 to April 13 and this year four seats are up for election; three seats representing cooperative members and one seat representing individual members.
Shared Capital seeks a diverse pool of candidates representing different backgrounds, 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.
Interested in running? Check out the candidate statement form and endorsement form on our website. There’s also a board job description. People interested in running for the board must be endorsed by a cooperative that is a member in good standing of Shared Capital. Both a candidate statement and endorsement form are needed for a nomination and nominations are due by end of day March 6, 2020.
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 over 250 cooperatives throughout the U.S. 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.
More information about membership and a full list of members is available here. Your questions or finalized materials can go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Vote Matters! Vote for the Board of Directors starting March 30
This year’s vote will be held electronically from March 30 to April 13. You will receive an email with your voting credentials. Both individual and cooperative members will vote in this election.
Member cooperatives will receive an email with voting credentials. If you haven’t received credentials by April 2 or if you’d like a paper ballot, please contact email@example.com.
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For biographies and candidate statements of this year’s candidates check back here in March.