Storm The Boardroom with Metro EDGE

By Megan MacNee
Metro EDGE Philanthropy Committee Memeber


EDGE members discuss philanthropic board participation at the 2014 Storm the Boardroom event.

Developing your skills, while serving the community

Later this month, Metro EDGE will host a unique opportunity for our young professionals at Storm the Board Room – In the Mix. This event takes place on April 14th at the Sterling Hotel from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will give you an opportunity to meet some of the area’s regional non-profits and learn a little more about how you can get involved in leadership positions with their board.

Why serve?

A great way to both impact your community and develop invaluable career experience is to serve as a board member for a local non-profit. From expanding your network to gaining instrumental skills in budgeting, strategic planning, personnel and program evaluation to fundraising and public relations, serving on a board is a priceless experience for any professional. All while making an impact in your community.

By serving on a non-profit board, you can drive change in our communities, help influence the strategic direction of these organizations, and ensure these organizations remain established and continue to serve.

Non-profit highlight: Sacramento Central YMCA

One organization that has continued to have a strong presence in the Sacramento Region is the Sacramento Central YMCA. Metro EDGE is pleased that Sacramento Central YMCA will be one of the ten participating non-profits at Storm the Boardroom.

If you don’t know much about the YMCA your first thoughts may be of the Village People, and a childhood memory on a dance floor; but the Sacramento Central YMCA is much more than that. As stated in their mission, the YMCA “inspire all to a healthy life - in spirit, mind and body”.

The board members strengthen the community by working as a team to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in YMCA programs. With a focus on healthy living, youth development and social responsibility, the YMCA plays a direct role to achieve their mission.

The Sacramento Central YMCA Advisory Board is made up of professionals from a variety of backgrounds including health, marketing, legal, government, religion, sales and more. Each brings expertise in their field, connections to the community and, perhaps most importantly, a passion for and commitment to the mission of the Y.

The YMCA Advisory Board provides opportunities for its members to develop a variety of skills. Each member is required to participate in an advocacy group. These include membership/marketing, programs, facility, volunteerism and finance. Each board member has an opportunity to play a lead role and make a positive impact in the community.

Join us at “Storm the Boardroom”          

Don’t forget to join us to learn more about the Sacramento Central YMCA and other great non-profits from the Sacramento region.

We will also be holding a raffle- all proceeds will benefit Metro EDGE’s beneficiary Reading Partners. Don’t forget to bring cash so you can buy your tickets for a chance to win one of our great prizes. The prizes include tickets to the Sacramento Republic FC, tickets to the River Cats, a month membership at Humani Pilates or a night at the Citizen Hotel.

Join us for “Storm the Boardroom” on April 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sterling Hotel.