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Moorhead Business Association (MBA)

PO Box 612, Moorhead, MN 56561

(218) 284-4643

Board Nomination Form

The Moorhead Business Association (MBA) is seeking current members of the MBA for a board member position.  This board position will be held until the next annual meeting in April 2016.  

Expectations of a board member

General Expectations

1. Support the MBA’s mission, purposes, goals, policies, and programs while knowing its strengths and needs.

2. Serve actively and lead committees of the Board.

3. Attend activities and events sponsored by the MBA whenever possible.


1. Prepare for and participate in the MBA’s monthly Board meetings and scheduled committee meetings, including appropriate MBA activities.

2. Ask timely and substantive questions at Board and committee meetings consistent with personal conscience, convictions, and ethics, while supporting the majority decision on issues decided by the Board.

3. Maintain confidentiality of the Board’s executive sessions, and speak for the board or the MBA only when authorized to do so.

4. Suggest agenda items for Board and committee meetings to ensure that significant policy-related matters are addressed.

Avoiding Conflicts

1. Serve the MBA as a whole rather than any special interest group or constituency.

2. Avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest that might compromise the Board of the MBA, and disclose any possible conflicts to the board in a timely fashion.

3. Never accept or offer any favors or gifts from or to anyone who does business with or members the MBA.

Fiduciary Responsibility

1. Exercise prudence and sound fiscal practices with the Board in the control of and transfer of MBA funds.

2. Faithfully read and understand the MBA’’s financial statements and otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibility.


1. Assist the MBA with development of and implementation of fund development strategies.


Candidate Information


Name ___________________________________________________________        

Home address____________________________________________________

Home phone number ________________________________________________

E-mail address ______________________________________________________

Work phone number ________________________________________________

Employment/Position ________________________________________________

Education _________________________________________________________


Previous experience (if any) with (name or organization)




Please circle any of the following skills or experience that the candidate possesses.

Finance, accounting

Management, administration

Grant writing

Nonprofit experience

Fundraising and special events


Public relations, communications

Contacts, networking

Other ________________________

Other ________________________


Affiliations or organizations the candidate belongs to (e.g., membership, professional, civic).



Why are you interested in serving as a Board member for the MBA?





I have read, understood and accept the expectations as a board member for the Moorhead Business Association.  If elected to the board, I agree to comply with these expectations.

Signature ______________________________________Date_________


For Board Use

  • Nominee has had a personal meeting with either Executive Director, Board Chair, or other Board member.  Date ________

  • Nominee reviewed by the committee. Date ________

  • Nominee proposed to the Board. Date ________

Board action:  Elected  / RejectedDate ________



submit application to

 or call 701-200-1472 if you have any questions!