As a collective, the Board affirms their commitment to the values of the 10-point mediation model, as well as their support of empowering communities to resolve their own conflicts. The Board ensures fiscal responsibility by monitoring income and expenses and developing realistic budgets. The Board also oversees personnel with fair policies, supervision of the Executive Director, and maintenance of strong board/staff relations.
Board members are expected to:
• Attend quarterly board meetings – four 2-hour meetings per year, often by teleconference
• Share Board leadership roles and responsibilities (such as meeting facilitator, outreach or fundraising team leader, etc.)
• Serve as an Officer
• Dedicate significant time to the organization (5-10 hours a month)
• Help fundraise – have a personal goal and a plan to see it through
• Serve a two-year term
• Hold yourself and others accountable and follow through on things you commit to doing.
• Work cooperatively with the rest of the Board and staff.
• Request and use mediation as a tool for resolving personal and board-related conflicts
Board members engage in fundraising to ensure the financial health of the organization. With this Board, an annual contribution is welcomed and not required. Board members are required to actively participate in fundraising, including the annual fundraising campaign.