Board Member Application

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Board of Directors of Dress for Success Quad Cities. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. This work would not be possible without the support of the community volunteers who serve on our governing board.

Our Board Members serve three year terms, set the strategic direction of the organization, and are dedicated to advancing the mission of Dress for Success Quad Cities.

Applicants should be:

  • At least 25 years of age
  • Have a demonstrated history of leadership
  • Have a willingness and the time to meet and work as a member of the Board of Directors
  • Must have at least 3 years of documented professional experience and/or 5 years of documented entrepreneurial experience
  • Have experience in strategic planning, organizational leadership, fundraising, event planning, or community outreach
  • Willing to contribute $1000 annually to support the organization (includes personal giving and donations from friends and business associates within the context of fundraising events or otherwise)

Please complete the application below in full.

    Please select the gender you most closely identify with.

    Date of Birth

    Please detail your work and academic history below AND attach your resume.

    Highest Level of Education Completed

    Professional Experience

    Please list any other community boards you have served on & the years served, and/or relevant volunteer experience.


    Please provide two professional references who can attest to your character and leadership abilities. Include name, professional affiliation/occupation, relationship to you, phone number and email address for each reference.

    Reference 1 Name:

    Reference 1 Phone:

    Reference 1 Email:

    Reference 1 Relationship to You:

    Reference 2 Name:

    Reference 2 Phone:

    Reference 2 Email:

    Reference 2 Relationship to You:

    The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Please explain how joining the Dress for Success Quad Cities Board of Directors fits into your current and future professional goals. Describe what events have shaped your desire to lead, what experiences align with our vision, what strengths you would bring to this board, and any other pertinent information to introduce yourself.

    Personal Statement

    In what areas of fund development do you have experience?

    Can you commit to a 3 year term on the Dress for Success Quad Cities Board of Directors?
    Can you commit to 8 Board Meetings per year?
    Can you commit to contributing financially to the organization?

    Please describe your current or past involvement in and contribution to women's initiatives.

    In which area(s) of the Board would you have a particular interest?
    Please select all that apply (Hold the Ctrl key to select multiples.)

    How do you see your time and resources best spent?
    On operational decisions and internal mattersOut in the community raising awareness, networking, & fundraisingA mix of both, depending upon the strategic plan and priorities

    Do you have any conflicts of interest we should be aware of that might impede your full participation on this Board? If so, please explain below.

    Are there any special requirements or accommodations that you would need in order to join and participate fully on the Dress for Success Quad Cities Board of Directors?

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