2018 Spruce Foundation Board Member Application
Thank you for your interest in the Spruce Foundation! We look forward to reading your application and learning more about you. The Spruce Foundation is committed to building a diverse and inclusive board that reflects the uniqueness and vibrancy of Philadelphia - candidates with a variety of skills, perspectives, and resources from under-represented communities are encouraged to apply!

If you have any issues or questions re: this application, please email eliza@sprucefoundation.org.

First Name *
Last Name *
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Email Address *
Phone Number *
Address *
Please note, all of our board meetings and events take place in Philadelphia. If you do not live within the Philadelphia City Limits, please acknowledge that you are able to commute to necessary board events and meetings. *
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Tell us a little bit about what you're doing right now. If you're employed, where do you work? Are you a stay-at-home parent, a freelancer, or a student? Where are you, Monday - Friday? *
How do you identify?
Have you been previously involved with Spruce in any capacity? If so, how? *
Why are you interested in being part of The Spruce Foundation? *
What about Spruce's mission most appeals to you? *
What skills do you bring to Spruce? *
What knowledge do you bring to Spruce? *
What networks do you bring to Spruce? *
With which other organizations are you currently involved and to what capacity? *
How would you be willing to engage your personal and professional networks on behalf of Spruce? *
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Board Member Responsibilities *
We appreciate your interest in The Spruce Foundation, but we cannot stress enough that this is not a casual Board commitment. With no paid staff, Spruce is a full working board, and time commitments are significant. The board members who have the most positive experiences with Spruce are individuals who see Spruce as their primary "extra-curricular" activity. Please click here to see an overview of Spruce Board obligations and time commitment. https://drive.google.com/a/sprucefoundation.org/file/d/0B3fSa_yOrzFnOHU3YU9NdlNJZWc/view?usp=sharing
Describe what your typical week looks like (if that even exists!), incorporating your work schedule and travel obligations, personal and professional engagements, personal hobbies and interests, etc.
Please tell us how much you can donate annually to The Spruce Foundation. *
Board members are expected to advocate on the behalf of the organization and are required make a personally significant financial contribution. Contributions can be made in monthly increments.
One of our goals for 2018-2019 is to increase the number and breadth of Spruce's partnerships and corporate sponsors. Please list any organizations, companies, businesses, and entities that you feel comfortable reaching out to on Spruce's behalf to help us build our network and financially support our efforts. *
How did you hear about the Spruce Foundation's call for applications?
If someone referred you to apply for a board position and/or if you know a current or past Spruce board member, please specify who:
Board Committee Descriptions
Please click here to see descriptions of our board committees. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3fSa_yOrzFnX2JfQlRUYUxnR2M/view?usp=sharing
First Choice: What committee would you like to serve on? *
Please note, the Selection Committee reserves the right to invite you serve in the role that they feel best suits your skill set and board needs, even if it is not the role you select here.
Please tell us why you are qualified for the role you've selected. Tell us what experience and skills you have in this area. *
Second Choice: If your above selection is unavailable, what other committee would you like to be considered for?
Please note, the Selection Committee reserves the right to invite you serve in the role that they feel best suits your skill set and board needs, even if it is not the role you select here.
Please tell us why you are qualified for the position you've selected. Tell us what experience and skills you have in this area. *
If selected to join the board, we will have a MANDATORY on-boarding session on the following date. Please certify that if selected as a board member that you will be able to attend this in-person meeting. Location is TBD. Please email eliza@sprucefoundation.org with questions.
What is your favorite place in Philadelphia? Why? *
Please upload your resume, as well as any samples of work that are relevant to the committee positions you've selected (e.g. if you are interested in development, share a copy of an annual report you worked on). Please upload all attachments as one file. *
If you prefer, email your materials to eliza@sprucefoundation.org.
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