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.
Qualities we are looking for in Prospective Board Members:
• Passion for expanding peace and social justice in the District• Commitment to the community mediation movement and to CMDC as an organization• Strong connection to Washington, DC• Desire to contribute to CMDC’s growth and development• Ability to contribute to strengthening the organization internally – developing its functionality• Skills to contribute to strengthening the organization externally – sharing in programmatic responsibilities• Willingness to make a meaningful monthly time commitment