Board Application - Baltimore Community ToolBank
We welcome applications at any time and typically review and vote during our November board meeting. All who are voted onto the board join as a group the following January. There are occasional exceptions to this standard timeline based on board composition needs. A staff or board member may reach out to you for an interview following this application. We consider every application thoroughly but do not necessarily respond to every application.
This form should take 15 - 20 minutes to complete by typing.
If you prefer to respond via video or voice memo instead, you can send a file to firstname.lastname@example.org and use subject line “Board Application”. If you prefer to express interest through a conversation, give us a call at (410) 244-5565 so we can set a time to connect.
For brevity, we use BCTB in this form instead of Baltimore Community ToolBank.
If you live in a named neighborhood, list it here:
Skills & Experience
Please let us know what you’ll bring to our board! We welcome both formal and informal experience. You don't have to be an expert.
I have at least some experience in these areas (check all that apply):
Experience in Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility work
Special event planning/management
Real estate law
Corporate real estate
Tool knowledge (not required!)
Resource sharing/lending (i.e., traditional librarian)
We'd love to hear anything else you bring to the table. Please list anything additional:
The following open-ended questions help us learn more about your interest and background.
How do you relate to your neighborhood/city? What grounds you in your community?
What do you hope to bring to the BCTB as a board member? What do you hope to gain from your participation?
Tell us about a situation when you used one of the skills or experiences you listed on the previous page.
The BCTB believes that racism, sexism, classism, transphobia, ableism, and other systems of oppression exist, AND we commit to challenging and resisting them in our work. In your opinion, what does it look like for the ToolBank to do this work? *We understand that the meaning of these words may not always be clear. Here are some definitions that we use: http://www.coloursofresistance.org/definitions-for-the-revolution/
What lived experience do you hold that you believe would help you contribute to accountable decision-making on the board? This can include personal identities, as well as experience at a certain point in your life. Please include whatever you feel is relevant.
Do you have questions for our staff or board that you'd like us to answer at this point? If so, please enter here or let us know if you prefer to be reached by phone or email.
Please add anything else you'd like to share here:
This application was modeled after other existing applications with permission. Shout-out to our friends at the Station North Tool Library for their model!
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