I am looking to share my startup, VC, and marketing/branding skills with other companies and executive staffs. What is a good way to get in front of those looking for advisors/board members, apart from those scammy-looking fee-based services?
Approach it as if you were applying for a position in an organization. You will want to find the right industry, the right management team, the right opening on the board [either governance or advisory], the right person to help you. Next create a statement that says why you on this board. Then sell it.