BOD_Requirements for Membership

The ICCS Board of Directors must be dedicated to helping serve members of the community who are experiencing the results of poverty. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ability to: listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group.
  • Willingness to: prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on a given assignment, contribute personal and financial resources in a generous way according to circumstances, open doors in the community, evaluate self.
  • Development of certain skills, if not already possessed, such as: cultivate and solicit funds, cultivate and recruit board members and other volunteers, read and understand financial statements, learn more about the program area of the organization.
  • Possess: honesty, 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 your nonprofit’s development, and a sense of humor.

Board Member Job Description

  • Regularly attend board meetings and important related meetings
  • Make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
  • Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments and complete them thoroughly and on time.
  • Stay informed about board and committee issues, prepare for meetings, review and comment on
  • minutes and reports.
  • Get to know other board members and build a collegial working relationship that contributes to
  • consensus.
  • Active participant in the board’s annual evaluation and planning process.
  • Participate in fundraising for the organization.