MicheLee Puppets, Inc. - Diverse Leadership Pipeline 

 

To address board vacancies and succession at our region’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, United Arts created the Diverse Leadership Pipeline to help the entire arts and cultural sector recruit new members.
This program will help connect individuals who may be a good match based on their interests and skill sets, with local arts and cultural nonprofit organizations. It’s designed to help ensure the leadership of Central Florida’s arts and cultural community reflects its diverse population. Without diverse people included in the decision-making process of our boards, we will not reach our vision that all people of Central Florida have access to the arts.
1. Review the cultural organizations’ profiles below, and then 2. Complete the application at the bottom of this page or on the organization’s profile page!

If your nonprofit arts and/or cultural organization would like to be included, please reach out to Sean Thurman, Marketing & Communications Director at United Arts: Sean@UnitedArts.cc.

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MicheLee Puppets, Inc.

Theaters Contact: Tracey Conner
Address 4420 Parkway Commerce Blvd Orlando Florida 32808

About

We are seeking a culturally and racially diverse board with representatives from a wide range of professional affiliations. Skills and expertise in marketing, sales, finance, education, business law, and fundraising are important to our organization.

  • Board members “give or get” $1,000 annually. If that $1,000 is raised from other sources, board members are expected to make a personal, meaningful gift to the organization. In-kind services count toward the $1,000 requirement.
  • New board members may join at any time during the year. Nominations are ongoing.
  • Directors may serve up to three consecutive 2-year terms.
  • The board meets bi-monthly, usually on the fourth Friday of the month from 12-1 pm. Board members are expected to attend at least one performance, serve on a committee, assist with and host a table at our annual fundraising event, share their expertise and make appropriate connections for the organization.
  • Each board member is expected to serve on a committee of their choice and interest. Committees include: Finance and Fundraising, Audit, Communications/Marketing, Governance, and ad hoc committees as needed, such as Strategic Planning and Success Planning.

Mission

MicheLee Puppets empowers lives through the art of puppetry. Since 1985, our original, issue-based performances, videos, and puppetry classes have promoted respect, responsibility, and positive life choices among more than 2.3 million of Florida’s children, youth, and families. Nationally awarded for excellence, MicheLee Puppets produces world class puppetry art to foster positive social change locally, regionally, and nationally.

Ready to be a board member? Contact Us

Central Florida residents interested in serving on the board of directors of a local arts and culture non-profit: United Arts of Central Florida, your local arts agency, has introduced the Diverse Leadership Pipeline with information about Board leadership in nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an opportunity for you to self-nominate on one common form that allows you to designate the organizations where you wish to be considered for Board service. United Arts will forward this information to the organizations that you designate interest in so that they are aware of your interest and can consider your application for Board Leadership. Please make sure to read the organization’s profiles so that you are clear on their unique Board service expectations for your time, talent, and treasures. If you are open to any organization, United Arts will assist in making a connection for you!

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.