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How to Post an Open Board Position 0 T. Mensch Are you a nonprofit looking for new board members? To post an opening, please send your board member job description to Tiffani Mensch, Director of Community Engagement, at tmensch@betternonprofits.org. If you need a board member job description template, you can download one HERE.
by T. Mensch
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
TN-China Network 0 T. Mensch     TN-China Network is seeking a board member with: Some connection to doing business with China; A background in the non-profit world; and Time to be actively involved. If interested, please contact Elizabeth Rowland at ERowland@TNChinaNetwork.org.   Board commitments include: Attending at least 50% of board meetings, or two (2) board meetings a year, whichever is greater; Committing to a goal of raising $1,000 a year or the equivalent; Staying informed about and involved in the organization’s activities and initiatives by asking questions, requesting information, and voicing any concerns that may arise; Promoting the organization's work and values to the community, representing the organization, and acting as a spokesperson by spreading the word about the organization’s events, publications, online resources, and social media; Interpreting the needs and values of TN-China Network’s constituencies to the organization, speaking out for their interests and on their behalf, and holding the organization accountable; Complying with the TN-China Network Conflict of Interest Policy as outlined in the Articles of Incorporation, including excusing myself from discussions and votes where I have a conflict of interest; Abiding by the TN-China Network Bylaws; and Working in good faith with the executive director, staff, volunteers, and other board members as partners toward achievement of the organization’s mission.
by T. Mensch
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Forever Families 0 T. Mensch   Forever Families is looking for new board members. They are working on some exciting things for 2019 and beyond. Some areas of focus are: Launch the updated version of the Prepare To Last premarital resource and then begin transitioning all marriage, parenting and ministry training content to web-deliverability Increase engagement with the next generation Begin an exploratory process for developing a small Retreat/Ministry Center and Gap Year Facility to provide a place for marriage intensives, and provide life and relationship skills development for high school graduates Continue to develop Wounded Warrior, special needs, and missionary marriage ministries with strategic partners Launch the National Marriage Hall of Fame to honor lasting marriages and inspire the next generation to marriage Grow the operational capacity and stability of Forever Families to accomplish these goals You can make your nomination by contacting Michele at 865-769-2611 or michele@foreverfamilies.com. We would like to have all nominations by Friday, March 8th.
by T. Mensch
Friday, March 1, 2019
A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee 0 T. Mensch   Grant Committee Chair: We are looking for someone with significant grant experience who can help us set up the procedures we will undertake for identifying and applying for grants. They will also be responsible for coordinating and running the committee meeting in conjunction with staff and work with staff to ensure that deadlines are met.  They will also help set up procedures for identifying the data/benchmarks for the current grants we have been awarded.    Time commitment:  10 – 12 hours per month Monthly meeting with committee Weekly phone meeting with ED/Staff If interested, please contact Wendi Mullins at wendi@AStepAheadEastTN.org.
by T. Mensch
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Friends of Literacy 0 T. Mensch   The mission of Friends of Literacy is to support the delivery of free, high-quality literacy and adult education programs for adults in Knox County who are inadequately educated to meet the challenges of daily life. Working in partnership with area adult education providers, our goal is to help provide basic education and life-skills training so that our students become better workers, parents, and citizens.   To apply to serve on the Friends of Literacy board, please email the attached application below to ellebenson3@gmail.com.  Since 1991, Friends of Literacy (FOL) has been a resource for adults in Knox County, Tennessee, who are under-educated or illiterate. Working in partnership with area adult education providers, FOL offers free literacy and high school equivalency diploma (GED and HiSET) classes at locations throughout Knox County.  Additionally, FOL’s NEXT STEP program helps GED / HiSET students and recent graduates transition to post-secondary education and/or the workplace. In our newest program, Computer Literacy, FOL provides free classes for basic computer skills to GED / HiSET students as well as to the community at large.  Friends of Literacy is: Private (not government operated) Independent (not part of a school system) Not-for-Profit Local (serving only Knox County) Governed by a volunteer board of local corporate and community leaders Supported by individual and corporate donations Supported by local, regional, state and national foundations and granting agencies   Benefits of Literacy: Increase chances for better job opportunities and higher earnings Provide opportunities for educational advancement Decrease intergenerational cycle of poverty Raise workforce effectiveness Increase civic participation
by T. Mensch
Thursday, February 14, 2019
SHADES of Development 0 T. Mensch   SHADES of Development is a private non-profit that contracts with the school system to provide afterschool programming.  We are currently seeking new Board members that value the importance and understand the community impact of quality afterschool programming.  Our Board meets Quarterly, with meetings in October, January, April and July.  Our Board meeting are typically scheduled for 11:30am to 1:00pm on a weekday.  Our October meeting is our annual meeting and our July meeting is a full-day planning retreat.  Our Board is typically small allowing members to have a great deal of impact.  That is coupled with a strong employee team that does most of the heavy lifting of program implementation.  SHADES of Development Board members are expected to contribute to the organization in the following ways: • Regularly attend Board meetings • Demonstrate support for SHADES of Development cause by promoting its good work, generating goodwill for the organization, encouraging support for its efforts, and keeping informed about its programs and activities • Contribute knowledge and skills in at least one area essential to Board functioning: Finance, Programming, Volunteerism, Governance, Public Awareness and Advocacy • Help promote SHADES of Development visibility and advocate for its programs • Help develop SHADES of Development financial or other resources • Participate in hiring the President and reviewing the President’s performance annually • Participate in reviewing strategic plans and setting long-term priorities • Participate in reviewing and approving an annual budget for the organization and reviewing its revenues and expenses on a quarterly basis to ensure that SHADES of Development mission is being upheld and its finances managed in a sound and ethical manner • Participate in SHADES of Development events, award ceremonies and fundraising meetings • Help SHADES of Development understand and reach diverse communities and grow its service area • Set procedures and policies to ensure that the corporation is organized and managed in an accountable, fair and systematic manner and in compliance with applicable law   Individual SHADES of Development Board performance is regularly evaluated using the following criteria: 1. Attend scheduled Board meetings each year 2. Act on behalf of the corporation and its interests, putting aside personal concerns, affiliations or constituencies 3. Serve on at least one Board committee 4. Make an annual personal financial or in-kind contribution to SHADES of Development 5. Help staff to promote SHADES of Development good work and visibility, introducing the organization to new communities, corporate sponsors, foundations, media and helpful individuals and potential partners 6. Contribute expertise in particular areas of nonprofit management, governance, finance, service, or other areas that advance SHADES of Development mission and strategy 7. Make visits and/or volunteer at SHADES sites periodically   E-mail Sindy Dawkins-Schade at sindy@shadesofdevelopment.org or call 865-938-9164.
by T. Mensch
Friday, January 25, 2019
Human/Economic Appalachia Development Corporation (HEAD) 0 T. Mensch   *Please send resume/CV to Eric Haralson at eric@triageassociates.com.   Mission HEAD is a Community Development Corporation (a CDFI) based in Berea, KY. The mission of the HEAD is to strengthen low-income communities and foster the development of an economy that supports the people in the Appalachian counties (as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission) of TN, VA, WV and KY, and encourage cooperative economic structures and democracy in the workplace, primarily by providing financial services, technical assistance, and other development services.   HEAD, through its sponsorship of and cooperation with Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union, provides financial services to HEAD members and provides financial literacy counseling and education to meet the financial literacy needs throughout rural Appalachia.   HEAD is a regional economic development corporation providing funding of developments and projects that complement and support community and economic development efforts of its members, employers and other grassroots corporations in the Appalachian region.   Position The Board will support the work of the HEAD and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. The board member should exhibit, through past and current activities, a passion for improving the economy of the Appalachian region and the financial well-being of its people through increased employment at a living wage, financial literacy, education, energy savings, and improved health.   HEAD has no paid staff at this time but is seeking to hire an executive director in the near future. Therefore, the appropriate and dedicated involvement of the Board and of each member is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:   Leadership, governance, and oversight Serving as a trusted advisor to the Chairman as the strategic plan is developed and implemented Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by HEAD for evaluating its impact and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings Approving HEAD’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions Being informed of, and meeting, all legal and fiduciary responsibilities Assisting the board chair and the nominating committee chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members Partnering with the Board Chair and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments Representing HEAD to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization Ensuring HEAD’s commitment to a diverse board that reflects the communities HEAD serves Participates in fundraising and solicitation of grants, loans, and investments Board terms/participation HEAD Board Members will serve a three-year term and will be eligible for re-election for one additional consecutive term. Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings. It is expected that Board Members attend and participate in all board and appropriate committee meetings if at all possible.   Qualifications Board membership is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about HEAD’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high performing Board Members and contributors.   Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy or the nonprofit sector A commitment to and understanding of HEAD’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of HEAD’s beneficiaries Service on HEAD’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support and approved travel and accommodations costs in relation to Board Member duties.  
by T. Mensch
Monday, November 5, 2018
Century Harvest Farms Foundation 0 T. Mensch   MISSION Our mission is simple. We want to end food insecurity and help improve the health of our rural East Tennessee communities. We believe that all individuals and families deserve access to safe, healthy and nutritious food. We seek to change the way rural East Tennessee eats and farms by empowering and engaging with people from all backgrounds, engaging leaders and the public, developing practices in sustainable agriculture and driving choices that benefit the health of our communities. We address our mission primarily through our two flagship programs. From the Ground Up is a workforce development program for limited resource individuals interested in gaining employable agriculture skills. These participants may be recovering from addiction, re-integrating into society after incarceration, learning to live with PTSD, struggling to exit homelessness, or living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Helping Hands is our volunteer-driven effort to provide organic, hand-picked vegetables to those who would not otherwise have access to fresh produce. We partner with local food banks to distribute our fresh produce via programs primarily serving children and the homebound elderly. POSITION The Board supports the work of Century Harvest Farms Foundation (CHFF) by providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Century Harvest Farms Foundations’ executive director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership. The active participation of each board member in this partnership is both expected and critical to the success and growth of the organization. Each Director has a duty of loyalty and duty of care which they must carry out in all aspects of service to Century Harvest Farms Foundation. Specifically, CHFF is searching for a board member with experience guiding businesses or nonprofits from the startup phase through the growth phase of the organization's life cycle. The following provisions list many of the specific responsibilities and actions required to meet those legal and ethical duties, and effectively govern the organization.   Leadership, Governance, and Oversight ● Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as s/he develops and implements CHFF’s strategic plan to serve CHFF’s mission and vision. And, generally, hire, monitor, appraise, advise, stimulate, support, reward, and, if deemed necessary or desirable, replace the Executive Director. ● Review the outcomes and metrics created by CHFF for evaluating its organizational impact; Regularly measure CHFF’s performance and effectiveness using those metrics. ● Regularly review CHFF’s Statement of Ethics and Values, and monitor the organization’s performance in accordance with those principles. ● Regularly assess the environment for the nonprofit sector, and develop, in partnership with the Executive Director, strategies to be responsive. ● Meet as a Board no fewer than six times a year. Focus on “what matters most,” and apply the knowledge and experience of individual Board members to the major challenges facing the organization; Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings in order to provide the most impactful input and guidance. ● Ensure that management succession is properly planned. ● Establish Committee structure; adopt, and regularly review, Committee Charters. ● Annually review and approve the Executive Committee’s performance review of the Executive Director, and establish compensation based on recommendations of the Executive Committee. ● Ensure that the organizational strength and employee base can sustain the Mission and achieve long-range goals. ● Approve appropriate compensation and benefit policies and practices. ● Propose prospective board members and fill vacancies as needed. Ensure adequate orientation of new members of the Board. ● Periodically conduct a self-review of Board performance (including its composition, organization, and responsibilities) and take steps to improve its performance through board development trainings and exercises. ● Review compliance with relevant material laws affecting CHFF and its programs and operations. ● Ensure that CHF has established appropriate policies to define and identify conflicts of interest throughout the organization and is diligent in its administration and enforcement of those policies. Finance and Administration ● Ensure that CHFF’s financial structure and funding plans will adequately support its current needs and long-range strategy. ● Approve annual budgets; Review periodic and annual financial statements and funding plans to ensure alignment with approved budgets. ● Ensure that published reports properly reflect the operating results and financial condition of the organization. ● Appoint independent auditors, review audit reports, and review management letters with the Executive Director. ● Ensure that adequate risk management policies are established and implemented.   BOARD PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS   Fundraising   CHFF Board Members will consider CHFF a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. In order to credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, CHFF expects to have 100 percent of the Board of Directors make an annual financial contribution that is commensurate with their capacity. Board Terms CHFF’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held every other month and Directors are expected to prioritize these meetings each occurrence. Qualifications   This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about offering a hand up rather than a hand out and who has a track record of guiding organizations into and through a robust and successful growth phase. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members. ● Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. ● A commitment to and understanding of CHFF’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience. ● Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals. ● Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of CHFF’s beneficiaries. Service on CHFF’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.
by T. Mensch
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Human/Economic Development Corporation (HEAD) 0 T. Mensch Mission HEAD is a Community Development Corporation (a CDFI) based in Berea, KY. The mission of the HEAD is to strengthen low-income communities and foster the development of an economy that supports the people in the Appalachian counties (as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission) of TN, VA, WV and KY, and encourage cooperative economic structures and democracy in the workplace, primarily by providing financial services, technical assistance, and other development services.   HEAD, through its sponsorship of and cooperation with Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union, provides financial services to HEAD members and provides financial literacy counseling and education to meet the financial literacy needs throughout rural Appalachia.   HEAD is a regional economic development corporation providing funding of developments and projects that complement and support community and economic development efforts of its members, employers and other grassroots corporations in the Appalachian region.   Position The Board will support the work of the HEAD and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. The board member should exhibit, through past and current activities, a passion for improving the economy of the Appalachian region and the financial well-being of its people through increased employment at a living wage, financial literacy, education, energy savings, and improved health.   HEAD has no paid staff at this time, but is seeking to hire an executive director in the near future. Therefore, the appropriate and dedicated involvement of the Board and of each member is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:   Leadership, governance and oversight Serving as a trusted advisor to the Chairman as the strategic plan is developed and implemented Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by HEAD for evaluating its impact and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings Approving HEAD’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions Being informed of, and meeting, all legal and fiduciary responsibilities Assisting the board chair and the nominating committee chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members Partnering with the Board Chair and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments Representing HEAD to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization Ensuring HEAD’s commitment to a diverse board that reflects the communities HEAD serves Participates in fundraising and solicitation of grants, loans and investments Board terms/participation HEAD Board Members will serve a three-year term and will be eligible for re-election for one additional consecutive term. Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings. It is expected that Board Members attend and participate in all board and appropriate committee meetings if at all possible.   Qualifications Board membership is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about HEAD’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high performing Board Members and contributors.   Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy or the nonprofit sector A commitment to and understanding of HEAD’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of HEAD’s beneficiaries Service on HEAD’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support and approved travel and accommodations costs in relation to Board Member duties.
by T. Mensch
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Association Of Infant Mental Health In Tennessee (AIMhiTN) 0 T. Mensch   The Association Of Infant Mental Health In Tennessee promotes the healthy social and emotional development of Tennessee children from birth through age 5.   OUR GOAL: Our goal is to weave infant mental health practices and principles into the everyday activities of individuals who touch the lives of infants, young children, and their families.   OUR VISION: Our vision is for every infant and young child in Tennessee to have his or her social and emotional developmental needs met within the context of their family, community, and culture.   OUR MISSION: Increase knowledge on how to foster the healthy social and emotional development of infants and young children. Promote collaboration among parents, caregivers, agencies, and systems that touch the lives of infants and young children. Foster public policy at the local, state, and national levels to support the healthy social and emotional development of infants, young children, and their families. AIMHITN IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR ALL PROFESSIONALS WHO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN BIRTH TO AGE 5.   TO ENHANCE THE CAPACITY OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD WORKFORCE WE OFFER: Infant Mental Health Endorsement (IMH-E®) - a credential for professionals working with children birth to age 3 and their families: Developing professional capacities within the early childhood workforce utilizing evidence-based best practices in supporting infants and young children. Training and Outreach: Increasing public awareness of how early experiences influence early relationships and impact development. Technical Assistance: Fostering partnerships, policies and best practices to better support healthy development in infants, young children, and their families. AIMHITN SEEKS TO CREATE Strong Foundations: The research in child development shows that the foundation for sound mental health is built early in life. Just like building a house begins with a strong foundation, a strong foundation in children’s early years increases the probability of lifelong positive outcomes. Healthy Relationships: Healthy child development is dependent on safe and stable relationships with sensitive and responsive adults. When children have healthy relationships, they are better able to express and manage their emotions, form relationships with peers and other adults, and explore their environment and learn. Bright Futures: Early investments reap dividends as child development translates into economic development later on. A child with a solid foundation becomes part of a solid community and contributes to our society. We are currently accepting applications for those interested in serving on the board of directors. Please email your resume to ebenson@betternonprofits.org. 
by T. Mensch
Monday, July 30, 2018
Working Women in Energy East TN 0 T. Mensch Mission & Vision: Our mission is to develop programs to provide networking opportunities and foster career and leadership development of our members who work in the energy industries.   The board of directors of Working Women in Energy East TN is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the agency.   Responsibilities of the Board of Directors ·         Determining how the organization carries out its mission through long and short range planning and review. ·         Adopting an annual budget and providing fiscal oversight. ·         Recruiting, orienting and developing board members. ·         Evaluating its performance and the overall performance of the organization in achieving its mission. ·         Establishing policies for the effective management of the organization.   Responsibilities of Individual Directors ·         Understanding and promoting the organization’s mission. ·         Being familiar with the organization’s programs and operations. ·         Participating in resource development and fundraising. ·         Helping create a calendar of events (6 per year). ·         Assisting in membership development. ·         Advocating on behalf of the organization. ·         Helping to educate the community. ·         Reviewing board meeting materials before the meeting. ·         Reviewing the organization’s Form 990 before its submission to the Internal Revenue Service. ·         Identifying any potential conflicts of interest.   Time Demands (Approximate) ·         Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings. ·         12 monthly board meetings – 1-1.5 hours ·         Attendance at events (time varies).  Attendance at two events per year recommended.   Financial and Resource Development Expectations ·         Sell tickets to organization fundraising events. ·         Recruit sponsors if possible. ·         Identify and assist in cultivation of potential donors.     Please contact Donna Stokes at dhas87@gmail.com.
by T. Mensch
Thursday, May 31, 2018
PJ Parkinson’s Support Group of Blount County 0 T. Mensch   Mission & Vision: Raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease in East TN   The board of directors of PJ Parkinson’s is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the agency.   Responsibilities of the Board of Directors ·         Determining how the organization carries out its mission through long and short range planning and review. ·         Adopting an annual budget and providing fiscal oversight. ·         Recruiting, orienting and developing board members. ·         Hiring and evaluating the performance of the executive director. ·         Evaluating its performance and the overall performance of the organization in achieving its mission. ·         Establishing policies for the effective management of the organization.   Responsibilities of Individual Directors ·         Understanding and promoting the organization’s mission. ·         Being familiar with the organization’s programs and operations. ·         Being a working member of at least one board committee. ·         Participating in resource development and fundraising. ·         Making an annual gift to the organization commensurate with one’s ability. ·         Assisting in membership development. ·         Advocating on behalf of the organization. ·         Helping to educate the community. ·         Reviewing board meeting materials before the meeting. ·         Reviewing the organization’s Form 990 before its submission to the Internal Revenue Service. ·         Identifying any potential conflicts of interest.   Time Demands (Approximate) ·         Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings. ·         Meeting: every 3 months, first Tuesday of the month at 6.00pm. ·         Committee work – 1-3 hours per month, or as decided by the committee. ·         Annual meeting – 1 evening annually. ·         Attendance at events (time varies).  Attendance at two events per year recommended.   Financial and Resource Development Expectations ·         Annual gift to the organization (100% board giving is expected).  Directors are asked to consider a gift that is “significant according to their circumstances.” ·         Sell tickets to the organization's fundraising events. ·         Recruit sponsors if possible. ·         Identify and assist in the cultivation of potential donors.   Contact Isabell Senft-Daniel Michael J Fox Foundation Advocate Vice President, PJ Parkinson’s Support Group of Blount County Wellness Director, Shannondale of Maryville Phone: (865) 765-9444 Email: isabellsenftdaniel@gmail.com
by T. Mensch
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Knoxville Center for the Deaf 0 T. Mensch Knoxville Center for the Deaf is looking for potential board members. Contact CEO Terry Osborne at 865-579-0832 for more information.
by T. Mensch
Monday, May 14, 2018
City of Refuge, Inc. is looking for board members for 2018 0 City of Refuge Inc City of Refuge, Inc. (an organization established in 2016 focused on using the arts to nurture love and hope to the broken and left out in our community) is looking for a couple of new board members to join us in growing our programs and strengthening our impact in the community.  If you are involved with the arts, social work, or foster care in some way we would love to have you!  We are especially needing people with experience with: painting, photography, music, therapy, business, or financial. For more information or to express interest, please e-mail Kyle Ford at kford@cityofrefugeknox.org, call 865-210-8643, or visit our website: www.ctyofrefugeknox.org.
by City of Refuge Inc
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Flying Anvil Theatre 0 T. Mensch   Flying Anvil Theatre is looking for people passionate about great theatre and the power of storytelling to unite and challenge people.   We need board members with expertise in finance, fundraising, law, marketing and board governance.   Please contact Jane Morgan, Artistic Director, at jayne@flyinganviltheatre.com.   Mission: To produce audacious theatre that moves people - to feel, think and connect.   10 Responsibilities of a Flying Anvil Theatre Board Member Passionately support our mission and promote our accomplishments and programming in the community. Your help in ‘telling our story” in your circle of influence is crucial. Make sure that Flying Anvil lives up to our mission and upholds the highest artistic standards. Be an active participant by coming to at least 75% of monthly meetings, serving on committees as requested by the President and attending Flying Anvil events and shows. Prepare for meetings by reading the previous minutes, asking thoughtful questions, giving honest feedback and making sure we make it through our agenda in a timely manner. Help ensure an active, dynamic board by seeking out and nominating new members when necessary and accepting leadership positions as you are able. Help ensure the financial health of the organization by overseeing the budget, developing fundraising plans and making a personally meaningful annual contribution. Making sure the organization operates in a legal and ethical manner at all times. Board members will read and follow our by-laws, maintain confidentiality, reveal any relationships they may have with vendors, contractors and employees and recuse themselves from any vote which appears to be a conflict of interest. Support and evaluate the chief executive. The board should ensure that the chief executive has the professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization. Ensure effective planning. The board must actively participate in an overall strategic planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.  Mentor new board members to help them understand the history, mission and processes that are essential to effective board membership.
by T. Mensch
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Campbell Culture Coalition 0 T. Mensch Organization's Mission To enhance the economic and cultural opportunities of our citizens, preserve the culturally significant past and support the cultural talents of our youth who are our future.   Board Position Description Help with fundraising & local community involvement. Help recruit volunteers to become active participants in organization promoting art programming.   For more information, please email Manuel Mesa, Executive Director, at campbellculturecoalition@gmail.com. You can also visit their website at campbellculturecoalition.org.
by T. Mensch
Monday, November 6, 2017
Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville 0 T. Mensch Mission Nationally, our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running; our vision is a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. The mission of Girls on the Run Knoxville (GOTRGK) is to implement a consistent board structure, develop a stable financial situation, and better communicate our brand so that the mission of GOTRi can be activated locally so that our vision – a community where every girl who wants to participate in GOTRGK is able – can be achieved.   Board Position Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville is currently seeking passionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic applicants for our Board of Directors. Responsibilities of the Board of Directors includes attending monthly board meetings, participating in at least one active committee, attending a minimum of two organizational events, identifying and assisting in the cultivation of potential donors and volunteers, and advocating on behalf of the organization.   A more detailed job description is attached. If you would like to learn more about the position and/or Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville and receive a Board of Directors Application, please email Jennifer Pierce at jennifermp@yahoo.com. Any interested parties will need to submit applications by Monday, November 13th. 
by T. Mensch
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Discover Life in America 0 T. Mensch Mission: The mission of Discover Life in America is to discover and understand America’s species through science and education for conservation.   Board Position Description: The board of directors of Discover Life in America is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the agency. Responsibilities of the Board of Directors: • Determining how the organization carries out its mission through long and short range planning and review • Adopting an annual budget and providing fiscal oversight • Recruiting, orienting and developing board members • Hiring and evaluating the performance of the executive director • Evaluating its performance and the overall performance of the organization in achieving its mission • Establishing policies for the effective management of the organization Responsibilities of Individual Directors: • Understanding and promoting the organization’s mission • Being familiar with the organization’s programs and operations • Being a working member of at least one board committee • Participating in resource development and fundraising • Making an annual gift to the organization commensurate with one’s ability • Assisting in fund development • Advocating on behalf of the organization • Helping to educate the community • Reviewing board meeting materials before the meeting • Reviewing the organization’s Form 990 before its submission to the Internal Revenue Service • Identifying any potential conflicts of interest Time Demands (Approximate): • Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings • 4 quarterly board meetings (4-6 hours day of meeting) • Committee work – 1-3 hours per month, or as decided by the committee • Annual planning retreat – 1 day, usually a Saturday • Annual meeting – 1 evening • Attendance at events (time varies) – attendance at two events per year recommended • Participate in ½ day orientation for new board members Financial and Resource Development Expectations • Annual gift to organization (100% board giving is expected) – directors are asked to consider a gift that is “significant according to their circumstances” • Sell tickets to organization fundraising events • Recruit sponsors if possible • Identify and assist in cultivation of potential donors   Please contact Todd Witcher, Executive Director, at todd@dlia.org.
by T. Mensch
Friday, October 13, 2017
Alpha House Inc. 0 T. Mensch Alpha House Inc., a faith-based residential home for women, is currently in need of a finance officer to serve on our BOD. Please call Buffy Russell for more information at (865) 223-4799 or visit our website at www.ouralphahouse.org.
by T. Mensch
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Marble Springs State Historic Site--Governor John Sevier Memorial Associati 0 Alliance for Better Nonprofits The Governor John Sevier Memorial Association (GJSMA) is a non-profit, educational organization that operates and maintains the Marble Springs State Historic Site in Knox County, Tennessee. The Association provides a historically responsible interpretation of the life and times of Governor John Sevier for primary and secondary school groups, community organizations, business groups, individual families, and visitors from outside the local area.    Description* We are seeking Board members who want to serve. We have goals to enhance community awareness of Marble Springs State Historic Site for Knoxville and the state of Tennessee. We welcome people who have an interest in and passion for our mission. We especially have a need for someone with knowledge in finances.   Contact Anna Chappelle, Executive Director at director@marblesprings.net to engage.    Job description attached. 
by Alliance for Better Nonprofits
Friday, March 3, 2017
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AYNP Volunteer Day with Keep Knoxville Beautiful

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