Africa's Tomorrow Board Member Application
Thank you for your interest in serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Africa's Tomorrow. Serving on the board is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Completing this form will help you understand the skills and time/resource commitments of this leadership position. This application will be kept confidential and on file with Africa's Tomorrow. Applications are used by the Board to identify and evaluate potential candidates. All new directors are elected by a majority vote of current board members. Please review the content on our website thoroughly before completing this application - www.africastomorrow.org. If you have problems or questions about this application, please email info@africastomorrow.org.

MISSION
Africa’s Tomorrow assists African women in attaining higher education and cross-cultural experience to accelerate collaborative solutions for social and economic issues.

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE WE DESIRE
We imagine a world in which Africa is on the map of success because of the women that have contributed to the success of their individual countries and to their neighbor countries through deep collaboration. This success also comes from the equality of women in leadership that drives strides in development goals, like eradicating hunger and disease and achieving education for all. The equality of opportunity for women is the key to this success of African countries, and it provides a leadership example for other parts of the world that the vision, expertise, and strategies for success come from within - this success is not dependent upon foreign experts, government or charitable aid. African countries are mutually supportive of one anothers' successes and the ties are deep. Africa’s Tomorrow is a large, well-recognized organization that is led by past participants and is facilitating the success of African countries through visible, respected, and representative (>50%) female participation in leadership.

VISIONARY GOALS (What we're actively working toward)
Africa’s Tomorrow is a large and well-funded organization with brand recognition equal to St. Jude’s.
Africa’s Tomorrow is driven by a vast majority of African women on staff and in leadership, with at least 50% representation at all levels by previous or current students.
We have meaningful partnerships with other organizations that help us achieve our mission of ensuring African women the opportunity to get a tertiary education and cross-cultural experience to solve global issues.
We support 50+ new students each year and we offer them robust and sophisticated supports in addition substantial financial support

BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serves a minimum of one (1) three-year term on the Board. Eligible to serve three subsequent one (1)-year terms if re-elected, for a total of 6 years of consecutive board service.
2. Attends all board meetings with absences totaling no more than THREE (3) meetings each year. The Full Board of Directors meets monthly (subject to change as needed) and meetings are scheduled to accommodate all members' schedules as much as possible.
3. Attends the annual meeting in person.
4. Makes a serious commitment to participate actively in board and committee work. Africa's Tomorrow depends heavily on its working board.
5. Stays informed about board matters, is prepared for meetings, and reviews and comments on issues.
6. Builds a collegial working relationship with other committee members that contributes to consensus.
7. Participates in the advancement of the strategic plan of the organization including fundraising.

Please complete the form below to be considered for Africa's Tomorrow's Board of Directors. Board membership is considered against a matrix of identities and interests to help us best represent the students we support.
Email address *
Your Name *
Skills
Please indicate your areas of expertise. *
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Please indicate your areas of interest, even if you do not have expertise. *
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Please tell us more about the skills you would like to use or develop as a board member and how you think they would be beneficial for Africa's Tomorrow.
Diversity
Africa's Tomorrow seeks to grow and maintain a diverse board of directors with regard to gender, ethnicity/race, age, geography, etc.
What is your gender identity *
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Your ethnic/racial identity [please check all that apply]: *
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Age *
Geographic Areas with which you have significant experience/connection [please check all that apply]: *
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Please check the types of areas with which you have significant personal experience. *
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Geographic Areas where you are currently located: *
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Education Level *
Commitment
Are you willing to make a personally meaningful financial gift to Africa's Tomorrow at least once per year while serving on the board? *
Can you commit to attend monthly virtual board meetings for the full 3-year term? *
In which of the following ways are you willing to contribute to fundraising [check all that apply]:
Africa's Tomorrow relies on the support of a very active working board which serves many roles taken by paid staff in larger organizations. Do you have the capacity for 5-20 hours of board-related work outside of board meetings each month? (**Our expectations for student representatives is for fewer hours of work outside of board meetings).
Clear selection
What makes you want to serve Africa's Tomorrow as a board member?
Describe any connection you have to Africa, African women, and/or African international students.
What kind of work do you do and what other activities are you involved in? Help us understand your expertise and passions.
Which Africa's Tomorrow board member roles would you like to be considered for? Please check all that apply. *
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