|The United Way of Massachusetts Bay Emerging Leaders Board works to support United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley's broader goals of: ending homelessness, moving families out of poverty, supporting young children, and preparing youth for success.
As part of the Emerging Leaders Board, you will have the opportunity to support local families and organizations via leadership opportunities like helping to organize the Thanksgiving Project, would provides 80k+ meals for families in the region during the Thanksgiving holiday, build fundraising skills, support direct volunteer events, and network with other members of the board.
|We are looking to grow our Emerging Leaders board with members representative of the broad Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley communities. While we are currently looking for members who are excited to be engaged at the board level, which requires a ~3-5 hour per month commitment, there is ample opportunity to focus on specific initiatives most important to you. Specifically, there are opportunities to focus on community engagement, DEI initiatives, building public awareness around our work, and other more ad hoc events or initiatives.
We are excited to bring on board members from all backgrounds. The experience areas highlighted below simply related to ongoing areas of focuses, but please do not interpret a lack of background in these areas as meaning the United Way Emerging Leaders board would not be interested in your engagement!
|Communications, Diversity/Inclusion, Fundraising, Grants, Marketing, Multimedia, Project Management, Web Design
|Variable (typically pre-9am)
|Virtual with occasional in-person meetings
|3 to 5 hours/month
|We require a specific amount of “give or get” for all board members.
|The board asks its members to be actively involved in ongoing meetings and events, attending a minimum 75% attendance. Financially, the board requires $250 in annual direct giving to United Way along with helping to fundraise an additional $250. Outside of this, the board has no other minimum requirements and welcomes members from all personal and professional backgrounds.
|If you are interested in potentially joining the board, there will be a short (<30) minute discussion to hear more about your interest and share further details about our work. From there, the active board will have an internal review process before inviting prospective members to join.
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