Board of Directors
A well-informed board is essential and equates to an effective board that has a clear understanding of its roles and responsibilities.
The Board's composition is intended to strike a balance between experience, expertise and independence, in accordance with the principles and mission of the Foundation. The Board of Directors defines our strategy and ensures its implementation.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD
The board has three broad areas of responsibility:
Planning and Policy Development
The mission and vision that maps out the future direction of the foundation is established by the President, and reviewed by the Board. This is accomplished through the board's leadership and participation in strategic planning. This area covers policy development in response to major issues that are or will in the future have significant impact on the Foundation and the parents and children that it serves.
Community and Organizational Development
The Board actively assists in broadening the organization's base of support in the community, including interacting with the community to bring new opportunities to the Foundation. The Board is also committed to maintain accountability of funders, members, and clients. This includes training and developing current group, within the board and committees, and assuring that the same development is occurring within the professional staff through the leadership of the President and Executive Director.
Fundraising and Support Development
This area includes giving personal time and money; developing donors, members, and supporters; leading and supporting fundraising campaigns and events as well as maintaining accountability to donors and funders.
These areas focus closely on decisions that reflect the true interests and needs of the organization's community and the board members must be knowledgeable about users and the wider community of which they are apart. If the Board is expected to raise funds to support the programs and services of the organization, then board members must be involved in planning and decision-making in meaningful ways so as to feel in a strong sense of individual and collective group