Member of the Board of Words Beats & Life



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


WBL Headquarters
1525 Newton St NW
United States


REPORTS TO: Board Chair

PURPOSE: The Board of Directors of

Join the leadership of Words Beats & Life. The Board of Directors in the governing body of the organization and works with the staff to set priorities for each fiscal year, approves the annual budget and helps meet our fundraising goals for the year. The Board acts on behalf of the public to insure that members of the staff are not abusing or misusing our status as a tax-exempt business.


General Board Member

1. Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings.

2. Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.

3. Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.

4. Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.

5. Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.

6. Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts.

7. Participates in fund raising for the organization.


You agree that you will minimally

Promote the mission of WBL in my personal and professional life

Represent WBL to my friends and the public at large

Commit at least one year to the Board of Directors

Actively recruit potential board members

Play a role in actively fund raising

Attend at least 75% of board meetings

Play an active role in one sub-committee

Make a minimal annual contribution to WBL in the amount of $150

Agree to participate in training that will make me a more effective board member

Accept moral, legal and financial responsibility for WBL Inc.

Reply to all e-mails that require a response, and all phone calls that need a response within 48 hours

Be on time for meeting and if I am unable to attend a meeting, call the Chair 24 hours in advance to notify him or her.




  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to with the subject "Board of Directors".

You resume will then be forwarded on to the Board Chair and Vice Chair and you will hear from someone within 30 days of the reciept of your resume and cover letter.