Board members should make the following commitments to the organization.
Actively contribute to Harmony’s strategic focus, financial sustainability, and effectiveness.
Proactively lead and assist with fundraising efforts and new board member recruitment.
Serve as ambassadors and advocates and continually develop relationships within individuals, businesses, and other organizations that help support and inform the organization’s purpose and work.
Attend a preliminary “onboarding the board” session before attending the first board meeting to learn about the organization, as well as understand current strategy and needs. An in-person meeting is preferred but virtual is acceptable.
Maintain an awareness and knowledge of the staff, programs, services, and needs by participating in “a day of volunteer service” at least once per quarter.
Attend and participate in a minimum of nine of monthly board meetings per year. The 2023 calendar is in development; the first meeting will be held on Sunday, January 15 from 1-3pm CST. The location is yet to be determined but attendance can be in-person or virtual.Commit to meeting preparation, actively participate in discussions and decision making, and follow through on action items by agreed-upon deadlines. Members must maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization.
Serve a three-year term. The specifics regarding titles and roles of board officers, quorum requirements, and other matters can be found in Harmony’s bylaws.
Make a personal, meaningful financial donation to Harmony. As a board member, you clearly demonstrate your commitment with your financial support.
Serve on one or more committees such as fundraising, marketing and public relations, programs, and strategy. Standing committees are typically long term or permanent and each committee must have a written description. Subcommittees can be established for short term tasks.
Sign an annual conflict-of-interest and disclosure statement. Update the statement during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings.
Ensure legal and ethical integrity and accountability.
Prior experience in fundraising and non-profit management would be beneficial, but a passion for wildlife and the environment and a willingness to serve are most important. We are especially interested in candidates with the following areas of expertise:
Please email your resume and Letter of Interest to our Executive Director, Anastasia Kudrez: firstname.lastname@example.org