Interested in being a board member?
Roles and responsibilities of a board member
Define and oversee the mission of WISH and keep it relevant to the needs of our community
Assist in raising resources to ensure financial sustainability of WISH
Select, support and evaluate the Executive Director
Provide strategic guidance to the organization and the Executive Director
Approve programs and services and monitor their effectiveness
Ensure continuous board improvement
Maintain a fiduciary responsibility in support of the organization’s financial needs
Board Members Must Commit To:
Participating in board training, seminars, workshops, etc.
Participating in the planning and execution of fundraising events
Assisting to the best of your ability in fundraising activities and events
Serving on at least two board committees, one of which is fundraising
Making an annual personal gift that is meaningful and significant
Holding WISH to a high standard of performance and actively helping make it a success
Understanding your roles and responsibilities, and becoming knowledgeable about WISH and its operations so you may make informed decisions that are best for the organization
Reading board packets prior to the next board meeting and coming prepared to each meeting
Arriving at meetings on time and staying for the full agenda unless you have otherwise notified the board or executive director
Asking for clarification on any matters or material that you do not understand before making an objective perspective
Respecting the confidentiality of the board’s business
Gaining community support through promoting membership and education
Actively working toward those decisions and solutions that are in the organization’s best interests
Want to become a board member?
We are always looking for big hearted individuals to become board members. If you are interested, please download, fill out and email the following forms to: email@example.com.