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Nominate Someone, or Yourself, to Join AIGA Nebraska’s Advisory Board!

Advisory board members are valuable volunteers who supplement and assist the main AIGA Nebraska working board in a number of critical ways. As an advisory board member, you can help greatly to further the messages and mission of AIGA as a whole while playing an important role in your local AIGA Nebraska chapter.
Advisory board members complement a working board in a consultative and assistive capacity. This includes helping to keep the primary board’s actions and initiatives focused and in perspective; projecting a professional light on the organization; helping to alleviate some of the stresses of the working board; and allowing the organization to grow in new directions, all while providing a means for those who want to be involved with their local AIGA chapter to do so. Additionally, members of an Advisory Board are able to pursue goals and initiatives that members of the working board simply do not have the time or resources to take on themselves.

ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS UNTIL June 15, 2017

Why an Advisory Board?
An Advisory Board can serve many valuable purposes, and can help greatly to further the messages and mission of AIGA as a whole. An Advisory Board adds legitimacy to a working board, clears the air of any cronyism, projects a professional light on the organization, helps
to relieve stressors on the working board, allows the organization to grow in new directions, and provides a means for those who want to be involved to do so. Additionally, members of an Advisory Board are able to pursue goals and initiatives that members of the working board
simply do not have the time or resources to contemplate.

Selection of the Advisory Board
Advisory Board members shall be elected to a one year term by the working board and president. Candidates will be selected based on their respective qualifications, experience, passion for the ideals of AIGA, and specific initiative plan (see below). There will be three Advisory Board members at any one time. There are no term limits for Advisory Board members; however, even existing Advisory Board members must reapply to serve an additional term, and compete against all applicants for a position.

Application Requirements of Advisory Board members
In order to apply for a position on the AIGA Nebraska Advisory Board you must meet the following qualifications:

  • An active membership in AIGA at the Supporter level or above.
  • History with the AIGA Nebraska board, having served at a Director position or heavy-handed volunteer for a period of time.
  • Have knowledge of past AIGA Nebraska events, successes and failures
  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience working in or with the field of design.
  • The ability to contribute 10 hours a month (i.e.: 2 hours a week, regularly during standard working hours) to the activities of the Advisory Board.
  • A solid reputation in the design community as exemplified through professional references.

Ongoing Requirements of Advisory Board members
In order to maintain a position on the AIGA Nebraska Advisory Board, the following qualifications must be met:

  • Active membership in AIGA.
  • Attendance at one board meeting per quarter.
  • Attendance at 4 public AIGA Nebraska events.
  • Active pursuit of all duties and responsibilities detailed below.
  • Advisory board members must complete two of the options below annually:
    • Involved in selection and awarding Fellow Award (unless the individual is nominated)
    • Participation in MDD. Example: portfolio review, judge competition
    • Submit an article for chapter newsletter, website, or blog
    • Student mentor or shadow for a day
    • Lecture on behalf of AIGA—education, business, programs, other chapters
    • Host a studio tour

Duties of the Advisory Board

  • Guidance
  • The Advisory Board shall act as an oversight committee to the working board, providing guidance, insight, conflict resolution, and strategic recommendations:
  • Keep abreast of chapter happenings. Example: review board meeting minutes
  • Provide counsel and guidance on critical chapter decisions.
  • Provide leadership perspective to the future goals and events of the chapter.
  • Provide organizational direction on tough strategic matters.
  • Be reasonably accessible to the executive board for feedback, direction and input.

Bylaws
The Advisory Board shall conduct an annual review of the AIGA Nebraska bylaws, presenting recommended revisions to the working board for official action.

Outreach to the Business Community
It is of vital importance that the Advisory Board works diligently to foster, build, and improve relations with the local business community in order to further the mission of AIGA. The Advisory Board will act as an arm of the voice of the chapter, and become a part of the face of the organization to the outside community. The Advisory Board will communicate and network with all applicable resources, such as the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and other related industry organizations (Omaha Federation of Advertising, American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, design alliance OMAha, etc.). During the first quarterly meeting of each year term, the Advisory Board shall develop a specific outreach plan of action for the year, complete with well-defined activities and measurable goals. This planning process should include evaluating where to connect for outreach, where the greatest needs and opportunities might lay, which organizations and individuals to contact, how to make AIGA available to the business community, etc.

DEADLINE for nominations is June 15, 2017

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If you have questions, please contact Amy Markham, President at president@nebraska.aiga.org.

Submit your nominations here!

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