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Our board The North Shore CDC board of trustees is ultimately responsible for overseeing our affordable housing real estate, the Punto Urban Art Museum, YouthBuild and related programming. The board meets once a month to discuss and vote on the affairs of North Shore CDC (typically, there are many votes regarding Real Estate).
We have other committees that the board members can become part of:
Real Estate Committee
Executive Committee
Annual Dinner Committee
Nominating Committee
Finance Committee
Position Board Member Job Description

North Shore CDC’s mission is to invest in neighborhoods to create thriving communities. North Shore CDC uses our community-focused development model to invest resources into low-income or distressed neighborhoods on the North Shore to improve the quality of life for residents. North Shore CDC is committed to the community though affordable housing, economic and youth development, community engagement, and urban art. The agency serves over 800 individuals, families, and children in more than 400 units of deeply affordable housing and over 3,000 individuals in our other community programming.


As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:

·       determining the mission and purposes of the organization

·       selecting and evaluating the performance of the CEO/ executive director

·       strategic and organizational planning

·       ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management

·       fundraising and resource development

·       approving and monitoring ABC Organization’s programs and services

·       enhancing ABC Organization’s public image

·       assessing its own performance as the governing body of North Shore CDC


Individual board members are expected to:

·       know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs

·       faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements

·       serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission

·       leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve our mission

·       give a meaningful personal financial donation

·       help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy

·       prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings

·       participate fully in one or more committees



Members are also expected to:

·       follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions

·       sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings

·       maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of North Shore CDC
Desired skills
Accounting, Board, Branding, Business Development, Data Analysis, Diversity/Inclusion, Grants*, Human Resources*
When Second Thursday 8AM
Where North Shore Community Development Coalition
Commitment 1 to 3 hours/month
Donation Organization strives for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements Board members must attend in person or via phone 8 out of the 10 board meetings. We are a certified CDHO (Community Development Housing Organization) which means that 1/3 of our board members must live in a low income census track or are low income.
Board members are required to attend out Annual Breakfast and Annual Dinner & Auction every year.
We encourage all board members to "give or get".
On-boarding 2 hour Onboarding Retreat where the staff presents on all of our programming and real estate.
Our mission

Our mission is to invest in neighborhoods to create thriving communities.

Arts & Culture, Education, Health, Poverty, Social Justice & Equality