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Governance / Board Members

  • Much of this work is new. Board Member candidates need to be willing to learn about applicable laws and non profit best practices and develop new processes and systems.
  • Must serve on at least two board committees – Policy Committee, Development Committee, Finance Committee.
  • May serve one additional role or be on one team in operations.
  • Cannot be a Department Head (large role in operations).
  • Cannot be Executive Director (large role in operations).
  • Given that 2/3s of their time will be spent on policy, finance or development, this work should excite board candidates.
  • About 1/2 of the board members will need to hold a position (President, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair, Secretary, Policy Committee Chair, Development Committee Chair), so consider your willingness to run for 1 of these positions or step into a role if needed.
  • Terms for 2021 elections will be 1 or 2 years, with a maximum of four 2-year terms selected

Policy Committee

  • Review and develop governing documents for consistency with applicable laws and organizational practices.
  • Ability to communicate complex / technical / legal concepts in plain English.
  • Enjoy analytical debates of what others might consider a boring topic.

Development Committee

  • Develop KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for the organization.
  • Research other non-profit best practices, attend non-profit seminars / conferences.
  • Develop and implement a year-round recruitment strategy.

 Finance Committee

  • Ability to read financial statements (income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements) or willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about 501 3c non-profit laws and develop fundraising / sponsorship processes that fit within applicable laws.
  • Officers and Committee Chairs are authorized to appoint additional Advisors at any time to help with Board projects on a case by case basis. If there is a specific project, committee, or new initiative related to NAIGC Governance that you would like to contribute to, please fill out this Application.

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