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NCH Board Call for Nominations Now Open!

October 20, 2014
NCH needs your help! As you may know, this is a time of change for NCH, and NCH needs a board that is up to the task. Two years ago, the board heeded the call to widen the net for NCH and for homeopathy, starting a cascade of innovations such as:
 
  • “Rebranding” NCH (we won an award for it!) to make us more visible
  • Hiring more professional expertise in nonprofit management, marketing, and other areas to help expand our influence
  • Transitioning the board from being a working board to a more strategic role supported by expert staff 
 
Now it’s the season for nominations to the board. Given all these changes, we need board members with skills and experiences that can support our expanding scope. Continuing board members have a strong skill set, but we would be a stronger board with more diversity. Do you know anyone (even yourself!) with any of these qualities and skills?
 
  • Expertise with fundraising, finance, marketing, media, and/or public relations
  • Successful business or nonprofit board experience outside of homeopathy
  • Involvement with integrative healthcare or healthy-living consumer organizations
  • Experience with public policy work 
  • Passion for homeopathy, not necessarily as a practitioner (home users, patients/clients, students, practitioners of other modalities, and so on)
 
Here are the details:
 
  • Along with their responsibility for governance, board members are expected to participate in organizational fundraising activities and personally donate to NCH each year. Board members are not compensated for their time or services but are reimbursed for reasonable travel and lodging expenses to attend board meetings. Currently the board holds two in-person meetings a year and communicates via e-mail, conference call, and phone throughout the year. 
  • Please send your recommendations to ateitelbaum@homeopathycenter.org. Please tell us why you think the person would be a great board member, what their specific qualifications are, and their email address. Self-nominations are allowed. The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. EST, November 14, 2014.  Anyone who has been a member of NCH for at least one year is eligible for nomination.
  • The NCH Nominating Committee will contact nominees for an interview or to request additional information and will recommend a slate to the board. All NCH members will be invited to vote early in 2015.
As always, many thanks for your support and enthusiasm for NCH and for homeopathy. Together we can keep homeopathy strong so that future generations have a wealth of choices for their health care.