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Talking Book Center

Board Opportunity
OrganizationTalking Book Center
Contact Emailtalkingbooks@ci.staunton.va.us
Contact Phone Number(540) 885-6215
Primary Focus AreaSpecial Needs/Disabled
Service AreasAugusta, Other
Service Area OtherBath, Highland, Rockbridge Counties
Year Organization Established1981
Number of Paid Staff1.5
Current Operating Budget75,000
Board Meeting Frequencymonthly
City In Which Board Meetings Are HeldStaunton

Desired skills, perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of new board members

The Talking Book Center is a national-award winning library service, a subregional library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). Board members are required to participate in raising funds for the organization, and promoting services to local area blind, low-vision, and physically disabled community partners. Board positions vary, someone with disability services background would be helpful. Board members with minimal financial knowledge would be helpful. Board members with fundraising experience would be helpful.

Annual Time Commitment (including committee meetings, special events, work outside the board, etc.)

The board meets monthly for 1.5 hours. With committee meetings and special events, monthly time commitments are generally around 5 hours.

Is a minimum financial contribution required?

No

Prior Board experience preferred?

No

Does the Board have term limits?

Yes

Board Term Limit

3 years

Does The Organization have Directors & Officer's insurance?

No

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.