Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank is recruiting new board members to start in January 2023!
Are you dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in your community, and do you want to bring your lived experience, community connections, skills, and expertise to a nonprofit working toward social change? We encourage you to apply for a Board of Directors position to start in January 2023!
Alexis Batchelder –
Loving Bottoms Board Member
Interview with Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank’s Board of Director Secretary, Alexis Batchelder
LB Staff: What are you and other Board members hoping to learn from new Board members?
Alexis: I hope to learn new, creative ways to enhance our fundraising efforts, as well as gain another perspective when it comes to decision making and processes.
LB Staff: Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank’s values are: Dignity, Awareness, Purpose, Excellence, and Respect. Which one of those values most speaks to you and your role in the LBDB community?
Alexis: Awareness. I first learned about Loving Bottoms and all of the services they provide when I started working for the Regional Office of Education #33 a little over four years ago. Since then, I have been able to help educate the families we work with as well as the community about period poverty and deiaper need awareness. Sometimes you don’t really know how big the needs are until it affects you or someone you know, so I think making sure that our community members, partners, and stakeholders are all aware of the need and the impact we can make if we work together is highly important.
LB Staff: What is something someone might be surprised to learn about being on the Board?
Alexis: Time Commitment. I think a lot of people fear joining any type of board because of the time commitment. While there are expectations when it comes to being a board member, the frequency of meetings are not overwhelming and the board is very flexible with scheduling to make sure it works for everyone.
LB Staff: Anything else you would want a potential Board member to know?
Alexis: I think it is important to know that our board is small but mighty. We currently have four members serving on the board and have been able to do some pretty amazing things this past year. Imagine what we could do for our communities with new members and fresh ideas!
Are you dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in your community, and do you want to bring your lived experience, community connections, skills, and expertise to a nonprofit working toward social change? We encourage you to apply for a Board of Directors position, to start in January 2023! Board service is a fantastic way to learn about the operations & impact of nonprofits while contributing your skills and experience.
As part of the Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank Board, you will fulfill a unique governance role for the organization. Our Board: ensures our work centers on the needs and perspectives of the communities we serve, ensures our financial resources are stewarded in support of addressing unmet basic needs both immediately and systemically, and serves as ambassadors to advance our vision of ending children’s basic needs gaps.
In order to fulfill this role, we are specifically seeking applicants with professional expertise in financial management, strategic planning, social work/social services, advocacy for social/racial/economic justice, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. As an organization seeking to address a community need, we highly value the lived experience, perspective, and wisdom of the communities we serve as a crucial part of our Board governance.
We serve across 11 West/Central Illinois Counties, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Peoria, Tazewell, Stark, and Warren, and seek Board members from these geographic communities.