All board members should exhibit good listening skills, be respectful of others’ opinions, and endorse KGNU’s mission. Board members work on specific projects that include long-range planning, fundraising, marketing, outreach, and technology development. While we are interested in specific skills such as these, it is equally important that board members be enthusiastic, thoughtful, not have an axe to grind, and be willing to volunteer their time. It helps if a board candidate can demonstrate a recent history of volunteering for KGNU. There are many ways to volunteer at KGNU: work at the front desk, help during drives, serve on a committee, or engage in any number of ways. There is always something you can do for KGNU!
KGNU’s board meets every month, alternating between the Boulder and Denver studios (odd months in Boulder, even months in Denver). In addition to the meetings, we ask that you sit on at least one committee and take part in our fund drives. This involvement usually takes a minimum of 12 hours per month—a commitment required by KGNU’s bylaws. We seek diversity of experience and background. Past and present board members have included PhDs, engineers, business owners, editors, artisans, laborers, self-employed, retirees, and unemployed.
Fundraising is an important board responsibility, and you will be asked to participate in fundraising. Each person has different capabilities, and we invite you to choose a creative way to engage that feels right for you. (See list of fundraising ideas attached).
KGNU relies on more than 200 volunteers to run the station coordinated by a handful of paid staff members. There are many roles to play at KGNU and many rewards for being a part of one of the country's most strongly committed community radio stations. If you are interested in being on the KGNU board, we invite you to apply. You will need to attend at least two board meetings and a committee meeting, provide three references including, if possible, one from a KGNU volunteer or staff member, and complete the application that follows. Please contact the nominating committee or any staff member if you have questions.
KGNU’s board, staff, and nominating committee