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Becoming a Board Member

Becoming a Board Member

Board members are Reach’s greatest advocates and contribute significant time and resources to secure the future for Reach’s members. Nomination to the board is begun through an application then proceeds to a review process and interview.

Board service starts with an understanding of the fundamental legal duties of each individual board member, which include:

  • Duty of Care — Each board member has a legal responsibility to participate actively in making decisions on behalf of Reach Unlimited and to exercise their best judgment while doing so.
  • Duty of Loyalty — Each board member must put the interests of Reach Unlimited before their personal and professional interests when acting on behalf of the organization in a decision-making capacity. Reach Unlimited’s needs come first.
  • Duty of Obedience — Board members bear the legal responsibility of ensuring that the organization complies with the applicable federal, state, and local laws and adheres to its mission.

But these are just the starting point, as Reach Board Members have responsibilities that go far beyond these three legal duties. Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Attending monthly meetings.
  • Making executive and fiduciary decisions.
  • Contributing to Reach.
  • Helping raise money.
  • Planning events.
  • Fulfilling legal duties.

Start the process to become a Board member today by filling out the nomination form.

For more information on becoming a Board Member, please contact Patricia Swagerty, Board Secretary, at ptswagerty@gmail.com