KBI Accepting Board Nominations

Want to become more involved with KBI and the Board?

Are you looking for opportunities to build your network Want to further your skill set and enhance your resume? Seeking a path to becoming a Board Director? Kombucha Brewers International is actively seeking passionate, diverse, and experienced board members to help guide the organization as it grows.

Board Member Role and Responsibilities

  • Work with Board to set policies and maintain overall direction for the organization

  • Establish priorities based on the mission of the organization and impending issues

  • Craft strategies

  • Ensure that plans and programs are implemented

  • Share a passion and commitment to the mission

  • Must commit to a three year term

  • Ideally the majority of the Board is made up of Founders

  • Must attend at least EIGHT Board meetings annually (2 or more consecutive absences or 4 in a calendar year will result in removal from the position)

  • Must attend KombuchaKon and may be required to have additional duties at the conference including

    • Introducing Speakers/Thanking Sponsors

    • Generating & Presenting on topics of interest to the industry

    • Attend Member Meeting

  • Giving Annual Contribution to KBI above and beyond dues, KKon fees, etc.

    • Required for T3/T4

    • Optional for T1/T2

    • Amount is at the brand’s discretion

    • Lead by example – allows KBI staff to leverage those donations for further development from other members of the association

The Board is Seeking to Appoint Two Officers to the Board


Secretary (non-voting officer) – Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with KBI President and staff to maintain Board Meeting Minutes & generate Board Meeting Agendas

  • Ensure the accuracy of all board records (including roll call, voting record on key decisions, nominations, etc)

  • Take clear and specific notes at all board meetings

  • Review board minutes and update on Google Docs following each board meeting within one week highlighting key follow-ups and next steps

  • Take roll call during the meeting

  • Send out agenda at least three days prior to meeting noting essential pre-reads and follow-ups

  • Conduct Roll Call at KombuchaKon (annual conference)

  • Take meeting notes during Member’s Meeting at KombuchaKon

  • Tally any votes that may take place at KombuchaKon

Treasurer (non-voting officer) – Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understand financial accounting for nonprofit organizations

  • Work with President to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis

  • Present budget status at monthly Board meetings and discuss any potential or projected shortfalls and make recommendations to fill gap

  • Work with President to present the annual budget to the board for approval

  • Assist with collections of outstanding member payments on biannual basis

  • Assist with developing fundraising strategies with President, KBI staff and other KBI Board members

  • Present Financial Report at Member’s Meeting at KombuchaKon

If interested, please reach out to Hannah Crum @ president@kombuchabrewers.org    


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