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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
Hope Redefined 0 T. Mensch   Contact Lyschel Burket at at lyschelburket@hope-redefined.com or call 865-214-7778 for more information.   Mission: We exist to create safe community and faith-based support to women facing sexual betrayal in their story.    Vision: To share hope with those who are deceived by brokenness and the pain of sexual betrayal so they can be completely who God has designed them to be.   About Hope Redefined: Hope Redefined offers support for women facing sexual betrayal in their marriages. Women facing the trauma of infidelity, pornography use, lust and intimacy anorexia in their marriage find support in their own healing journey. Our support is offered through online and local support groups, one to one coaching, intensive healing retreats and community/church education.   We celebrated our 1-year anniversary on 6/17/2019. The ministry itself is young but the work has been happening for 6+ years. We desire to seek the Lord in all of our work and strategic planning as we minister to the brokenhearted.   We have an Executive Director committed full time to this ministry (part time hours). We also have several volunteers in place and 2 contractor coaches working regularly with the ministry.   In 2018- 2019 we provided support for over 75 women throughout the world in support groups. Twenty-three women participated in our 3 retreats. To see the fullness of what we do please check out our website at www.Hope-Redefined.com   -------------------------------------------------------------------------   The board of directors of Hope Redefined 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 the performance of the executive director. • Evaluating its performance and the overall performance of the organization in achieving its mission. • Establishing policies and procedures for the effective management of the organization. • Praying for the ministry and the work it is consistently doing.   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. • 4 Quarterly board meetings • Committee work – 1-3 hours per month, or as decided by the committee. • Annual planning retreat – 1 day, usually a Saturday in (month). • Annual meeting – 1 evening annually. • 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” as the Lord leads. • Invite network to organization fundraising events. • Identify and assist in cultivation of potential donors.
by T. Mensch
Monday, July 8, 2019
Association of Infant Mental Health in TN 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 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 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. To begin the process of applying for board leadership, please email a copy a your resume to Elle Benson at ebenson@betternonprofits.org.   To learn more about AIMhiTN, visit https://aimhitn.org/about-us/aimhitn-history.
by T. Mensch
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Family Promise of Knoxville 0 T. Mensch www.FamilyPromiseKnoxville.org   Family Promise of Knoxville works with the interfaith community to shelter families with children experiencing homelessness. Homelessness, and in particular family homelessness, is a significant issue in Knoxville. Family Promise is currently the only option for families that have a mom and dad, or a single father, or a boy age 12 to have shelter together. Those who shelter on a “dormitory” style cannot shelter families such as these together and often “night shelters” are not conducive to the needs of children. Family Promise, by partnering with area congregations to provide overnight shelter on a rotating basis, can shelter any family configuration as each family has a room dedicated to them for sleeping each night.   Our Mission is the help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.   Our vision is a community in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better life together.   The board of directors of Family Promise of Knoxville 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 chair or co-chair of one committee and possibly a working member of another. Committees: Executive Committee, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Development Committee, events chair and donor cultivation chair Finance Committee, treasurer, second board member and outside member Congregational Support and Recruitment committee. Buildings and Grounds Long range planning Participating in resource development and fundraising. Making an annual gift to the organization commensurate with one’s ability. Advocating on behalf of the organization. Helping to educate the community about family homelessness. 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. Eleven monthly board meetings – 1:15 hours. Meeting on the third Tuesday in each month. Committee work – 1-3 hours per month, or as decided by the committee. Annual planning retreat – 1 day, usually a Saturday in January. Work to set up and take down events. Currently we have only two fundraising events; a Pasta and Bluegrass Festival in August and a Golf tournament in May.  Helping with projects at our Day Center and on our annual “Clean out the House Day” in the spring. 3 hours Participate in ½ day orientation for new board members. Financial and Resource Development Expectations Make an annual donation to Family Promise of Knoxville. Directors are asked to consider a gift that is “significant according to their circumstances.”  (100% board giving is expected). Sell tickets to fundraising events. Recruit sponsorships for fund raising events. Sponsorships start as low as $250. Identify and assist in cultivation of potential donors. For additional information please contact Tiffany Martin, Chairperson 2019, Tiffany.Martin@KUB.org or Mary Thomson LeMense, Executive Director, director@familypromiseknoxville.org.
by T. Mensch
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Survivor Fitness Foundation 0 T. Mensch   Survivor Fitness Foundation empowers cancer survivors with the tools and training to regain their health and wellness. As a member of the Board of Directors, you have the unique opportunity to help shape and grow the organization, while changing the way people face life after cancer.   Although day-to-day operations are handled by the executive director, board member involvement is both critical and expected. Board members are expected to attend meetings every six weeks and carry out additional tasks and responsibilities to help the organization progress. As a growing organization, our team is very hands-on allowing each board member to truly make an impact.   If you have been impacted by cancer and are passionate about health and wellness, Survivor Fitness is a great opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for qualified individuals who are leaders within the community. For more information about the organization, visit www.survivorfitness.org. If interested in learning more, please email meg@survivorfitness.org.
by T. Mensch
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Operation Inasmuch, Inc. 0 T. Mensch Operation Inasmuch, Inc. is a model of Christian community ministry located in Knoxville, TN with churches throughout the world.  It provides training and resources to churches and organizations for conducting an Operation Inasmuch Day event in their community.     If interested please email a brief resume and a letter stating why you are interested in serving on the board to office@operationinasmuch.org or call 865.951.2511 for more information.   Mission & Vision: Operation Inasmuch invigorates the body of Christ – the church – to live out the Gospel through daily acts of compassion: · Serving the un-served · Loving the unloved, and · Reaching out to the un-churched.   The board of directors of Operation Inasmuch, Inc. 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. · Participating in resource development and fundraising. · Making an annual gift to the organization commensurate with one’s ability. · 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. · At least four board meetings annually including video conference meetings – 3 hours quarterly or more as needed held at the Inasmuch office in Knoxville, TN. · Annual planning retreats as scheduled – usually a Friday night and Saturday in the Fall. · Attendance at one of two annual donor events.   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.” · Assist with organization fundraising events. · Recruit sponsors if possible. · Identify and assist in cultivation of potential donors.
by T. Mensch
Monday, April 8, 2019
CASA of East Tennessee 0 T. Mensch   Serving as a member of the Board of Directors of CASA of East Tennessee is a unique opportunity to serve the community and bring about lasting change in the lives of children.   CASA of East Tennessee advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within Knox County. Their screened and trained Court Appointed Special Advocates get to know children and their living conditions through frequent home visits and interviews with family members and professionals familiar with the children. From these interactions, volunteers create reports that inform Knox County Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin and his Magistrates of the child’s safety, happiness, welfare, and hopes. CASA volunteers serve a child or sibling group, not a caseload, and are likely to be the only person with a full picture of the child’s situation, desires, and best interests. Advocates are supported by CASA staff, work to learn about each child from many sources, and collaborate to recommend the best, most critical, and effective services while in care with the ultimate goal to find the child a safe, permanent, loving home as quickly as possible.   Download the attached form to learn more about specific board responsibilities and requirements and to fill out the application.   For more information, contact Britney Sink at britney@casaofeasttn.org.
by T. Mensch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Girls Inc. of Tennessee Valley (Knoxville, Anderson, and Blount) 0 T. Mensch   Girls Inc. of TN Valley has board member positions available in Knox, Blount, and Anderson County.    Girls Inc of TN Valley ensures strong and sustainable programs and diverse revenue streams to guarantee intentional programs and growth opportunities. A corporate board of directors oversees the regional health of the organization, while local county boards of trustees in Anderson, Blount, and Knox ensure that programs, fundraising, brand awareness, and staff meet the needs of the individual counties being served.   The board member will support the work of Girls Inc. and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the executive director, the board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the board is both critical and expected.     This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Girls Inc. of TN Valley’s mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected board members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, and/or the nonprofit sector.   Please see the attached document for more information on board responsibilities and requirements, and visit www.girlsinctnv.org to learn more about the organization.   Those interested may contact Rhoni Basden at rbasden@girlsinctnv.org.
by T. Mensch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
City of Refuge, Inc. 0 T. Mensch   City of Refuge, Inc. is looking for new board members who are willing to invest the time and energy to help a start-up organization. A connection to coping with traumatic life situations through creativity preferred. See the attached board commitment form for more info. Contact Kyle Ford at kford@cityofrefugeknox.org.
by T. Mensch
Monday, March 25, 2019
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
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