The EBC Board of Directors has the following responsibilities:
The EBC deeply appreciates the contributions of its Board Members. Many directors give generously to support the mission of the organization, and the Board has developed the following recommended guidance for Board Member participation in four areas:
The EBC relies on the financial support of its members, its Board Members in particular. Directors are expected to have their company pay annual dues and to sponsor one or more EBC programs over the course of the year. Smaller firms should expect to commit (through sponsorship) a minimum of $2,500 per year, and larger firms should commit to a minimum of $5,000 per year, beyond membership dues.
Directors are expected to attend at least 50% of the scheduled Board of Directors meetings (four per year on average). Directors should also commit to attend several programs during the course of the year, particularly the Annual Meeting and EBEE Awards Dinner, and the Annual Board Retreat.
New member recruitment is important to the sustainability of the organization. Directors are expected to encourage attendance (bring a guest) at EBC programs and committee meetings, including from their own firm, and especially junior staff.
It is not enough to show up at a few Board meetings. Directors should be involved in at least one other EBC activity, either by serving on the Executive Committee, another Committee, or helping to organize a program or event.