Board Member
Learning Courage

698 State Street, Portsmouth, Nh 03801
Phone 603-315-0576

Board Member

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Our board The Learning Courage Board is responsible for the strategic governance and oversight of the organization. Working with the Executive Team, the Board ensures the organization’s financial health and that the strategic plan and goals are aligned with the mission and vision. Board members are committed to serving as advocates for Learning Courage to the community.
Position We are interested in energetic Board members who will bring a variety of expertise to the organization including: Expertise in a field related to nonprofit management or the mission of Learning Courage, including finance, fundraising, mental health, human resources, and K-12 education. We are particularly looking for those who feel passionate about the mission of Learning Courage: to reduce incidents and improve responses to sexual misconduct and abuse in K-12 schools by guiding and advising on best practices, tools, and resources with school leaders. We aim to have the Board reflect the audience we serve.  Therefore diversity in racial, sexual, gender, and other identities is important to us. Board members are encouraged to leverage personal and professional networks to support the work of the organization. While there is no specific annual giving requirement, Board members are expected to make Learning Courage one of their highest philanthropic priorities.
Desired skills
Business Development, Diversity/Inclusion, Fundraising, Grants, Human Resources
When Quarterly
Where Zoom
Commitment 1 to 3 hours/month
Donation Organization strives for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements Board members participate in the following ways: • Attend quarterly Board and committee meetings and significant organizational events. • Chair and/or participate in at least one Board committee. • Engage your personal and professional experiences and networks to support the mission of Learning Courage. • Participate in establishing and maintaining organizational policies. • Oversee the financial health of the organization. • Make an annual contribution demonstrating that Learning Courage is one of your top philanthropic priorities – at a level commensurate with personal capacity. • Participate actively in organizational fundraising activities. • Identify friends and associates who might be prospective donors or Board/committee members. • Participate actively in assessing Learning Courage’s performance and setting its strategic goals and objectives.
On-boarding Following confirmation of a new board member, an onboarding process includes documentation for the new member to read as well as an opportunity to meet or speak with staff and board members that they may not have already met during the recruitment process.
Our mission

To reduce incidents and improve responses to sexual misconduct and abuse in K-12 schools by guiding and advising on best practices, tools and resources with school leaders.

Children, Education, Social Justice & Equality