Board Member - Fundraising
Board Member Job Description - Fundraising
The Fundraising Board Member position provides fundraising support and guidance to and is a key member of the MoKan Greyhound Adoption board. This position will serve on the board of directors by coordinating and supporting the organization’s fundraising needs. The Board of Directors of MoKan Greyhound Adoption is a working board and not a governing board.
Responsibilities as a Board Member:
• Attend at least two (2) board meetings during the year missing no more than two consecutive meetings.
• Checks and responds to MoKan Greyhound Adoption e-mail account at least one time a day.
• Chairs at least one committee (fundraising, communications, events, foster homes, etc.) and offers to take on special assignments.
• Schedule, attend and lead committee meetings specific to your area of expertise if appropriate.
• Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
• Attend functions and special events to gain visibility as a board member, to get to know the other volunteers and to help manage the success of the events. Attendance at the annual holiday party, volunteer picnic and Greyt Greyhound Gathering is STRONGLY encouraged.
• Participate in industry Listservs, Facebook Pages Message Boards to stay informed on the industry, to utilize for the purpose of promoting adoption program events and fundraising efforts and to help promote the resources to other volunteers.
• Assist as needed during emergencies.
• Participate as a foster home on occasion so that you may help promote fostering to other volunteers, continue to gain education with regards to managing different types of dogs and to enable you to help troubleshoot problem situations.
• Participate in fundraising for the organization.
• Has or gains full understanding and has or gains a commitment to the mission, goals and objectives of the organization. Has or gains full understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors. Has or gains full understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the volunteers. Has or gains full understanding of the day-to-day activities of the organization.
• Intermediate level computer skills helpful.
• Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization.
• Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.
Responsibilities as the Fundraising Board Member:
• Manages fundraising committee to successfully execute the details of the Fundraising Committee Description.
• Ability to listen, think clearly and creatively, problem solve, work well with people individually and in a group, act as cheerleaders, mentors, and guides to the other volunteers and adopters.
• Willing to prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility for special projects and complete them thoroughly and on time, contribute personal resources generously and financial resources as circumstances allow.
• Develop necessary skills (if you do not already possess them) through continuing education, webinars, research, reading, etc. for the purpose of staying up-to-date on industry topics, advancing knowledge on dog-specific topics, learning skills such as cultivating and soliciting funds, cultivating and recruiting board members and other volunteers, read and understand financial statements, learn more about the substantive program area of the organization.
• Possess sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, a friendly, responsive and patient approach, community-building skills, personal integrity, a developed sense of values, concern for the non-profit’s development and a sense of humor.