HomeSBN Call for Board Member Candidates (2020-2023 Term)

The Leadership and Nominations Committee for the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is now accepting applications for open positions on our Board of Directors. The SBN Board of Directors is a working Board that establishes direction, determines policies, advances revenue generation and fundraising strategies, and helps implement the programs and activities of the organization.

We are committed to creating a diverse board that represents our membership. All applications are very
welcome. Candidates must hold or be actively pursuing a personal or business membership with SBN in order
to apply.

Board Expectations

  • Attend Board meetings (6x/year)
  • Participate in an annual 2-day strategic planning retreat
  • Participate in and/or lead at least one Committee
  • Support the organization through regular attendance at events
  • Actively support SBN fundraising through our “give or get” policy
  • Promote SBN & recruit new members by being an active ambassador
  • Actively support SBN membership recruiting efforts
  • Serve full three-year Board term

Vision For The Board

  • Leaders with a fundamental understanding of and connection to SBN and our mission to build a just,
    green, and thriving economy
  • Enthusiastic advocates for business as a force for good
  • Strong, passionate ambassadors for our organization and work
  • Well-connected thought and practice leaders
  • Leaders that bring specific skills, resources or connections that the board needs
  • A diverse board with regard to race, class, gender, identity, age, ability, skillset, industry, and locality

How to Apply

Candidate application forms are available here. Applications are due no later than Friday,
October 4, 2019. All candidates must complete the candidate application form, which asks for a resumé, a
statement about why the candidate is interested in joining the Board, and an explanation of the skills and
expertise that the candidate would bring to the Board. Send completed candidate application forms and/or
any questions via email to [email protected]



SBN Leadership & Nominations Committee
Amy Kate Lobel, Chair
Peicha Chang
Chris Jacobs
Allegra Derengowski
Mo Manklang


Application form can be found here: SBN Board Member Candidate Application Form 2020.