Board Member cover letter

A board of directors is a group of individuals who jointly oversee the activities of an organization. There are a number of roles in a board of directors. A Board Member’s duties and responsibilities are prescribed by government regulations as well as the organization's own bylaws. Some of these responsibilities include regularly attending and preparing for board meetings, reviewing and commenting on minutes, staying informed about committee matters and most importantly, reporting to stakeholders regarding the organization's performance and ensuring that there are adequate financial resources available.

Some of the skills expected from a Board Member are:

 

  • Offer commitment
  • Speak your mind
  • Provide operational advice
  • Be financially literate

 

When applying for a Board Member position, a well-crafted cover letter is an advantage. Here is a sample to get you started.

 

Dear Mr. Hamilton

I would like to apply for the position of Board Member with the Raise Hope Project. I am very much aligned with the goals and focus of your organization and I would like to use the skills gained in my time as a CEO to help community projects such as yours reach its objectives.

I have been a Board Member for a company where I worked for 8 years. I have experience in chairing meetings and strategic solutions. My administrative experience and proven leadership skills will prove useful to your company.

 

Enhancing staff performance and resourcefulness are some of my key strengths.  I get along well with others and thrive on finding resolutions to problems. I am confident that these qualities together with my commitment to work will be an asset to your organization.

 

Some of my personal achievements in my professional capacity I can bring to your organization are as follows:

 

  • Represent the organization and serve as a spokesperson.
  • Take an active part in the budget planning process.
  • Offer a broad knowledge of programs, policies and implementation strategies.

 

My enclosed resume will provide you with more details regarding my qualifications and experience. I know that I can bring much benefit with my experience, educational qualifications and skills and I look forward to putting these towards a good cause. Please contact me by phone or email so that we may set up a face to face meeting. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your time.

 

Sincerely,

John Weisman