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Build a Better Board (BaBB), a new website connecting Triangle nonprofits with individuals interested in board service, is proud to announce its first successful match.
Steven Worsham, a Credit Suisse assistant vice president, heard about this free resource at a Morrisville Chamber of Commerce event and decided to register online. “I knew I wanted to join the board of a nonprofit but had no idea where to start. BaBB made it easy to connect with the local nonprofit community and find the right opportunity for me,” said Worsham. Not having served on a board, he found the website contained valuable resources about board member expectations and general board structure.
By indicating his preference to support an organization that served youth, he identified Wade Edwards Learning Lab (WELL) as a nonprofit of interest. WELL provides the high school student community with opportunities for achievement, enrichment and service in preparation for academic and personal success. After several email exchanges with their executive director, Betsey McFarland, Worsham met with McFarland and a current WELL board member. They mutually agreed this would be a beneficial relationship, and WELL invited him to join their board.
“Board recruitment is an essential task. Finding the right people with the right skills and with the necessary available time is sometimes frustrating. BaBB is a great time saver and obviously attracts well-qualified people,” said McFarland. “We are thrilled to invite Steven to the board, and we’re working on two more matches from BaBB!” Stay tuned!