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Board Member – Governance

Our board UpSpring's Board of Trustees is comprised of 14 passionate individuals with varying backgrounds. A board member shall have the right to vote on all matters brought before the full Board of Trustees and be expected to attend all Board meetings. They must be informed of the organization’s mission, services, policies and programs and keep up to date on developments in the organization’s industry. A board member is also required to be an ambassador of the organization and its mission to potential donors and others within the community.
Position UpSpring is seeking Board members to support our newly formed Governance Committee. A strong understanding of policy, procedure, and legalese are relevant skills for this position.
Desired skills
Board, Legal, Research, Writing/Editing
When Bi-Monthly
Where The Metropolitan Club
Commitment 3 to 5 hours/month
Donation We require a specific amount of “give or get” for all board members.
Requirements 1. A board member should be on at least one sub-committee (Internal, Development or UpSpring Benefit Bash) of the board of trustees. 2. A board member is required to attend at least 75% of all full board meetings and assigned committee meetings. Board member may call into meeting, if necessary. 3. A board member is required to directly raise or contribute $1,000 in each fiscal year. 4. A board member is required to attend a minimum of 3 organizational program events (Summer 360, Resource Collaborative, After School). 5. A board member is expected to review all agendas and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings. 6. A board member is expected to certify annually that they have no conflicts of interest with the organization and that they have met the duties and requirements listed above. Term: A board member’s term will consist of two years beginning with the month they are elected to the board by the other board members. The term of service will be limited to three consecutive terms unless (a) voted by a three-fourths majority of the total number of Trustees and Officers to serve an additional term and (b) the Board is not fully seated.
On-boarding A potential board member can be added at any point during the year. A current board member will recommend a potential board member to the Internal Committee members. At least one member of the Internal Committee will interview the nominated board member and make a recommendation to the board. When a quorum is obtained (either electronically or in-person), the potential board member may join the next board meeting.
Our mission To empower children experiencing homelessness by providing opportunities for education and enrichment.