Board Member – Fundraising
Forbes House Museum

215 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186

Board Member – Fundraising

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Our board The Forbes House Museum Board of Trustees is entrusted with supporting and advancing the museum’s mission. To do that effectively, trustees  typically fulfill many roles. Board members provide legal, financial and ethical oversight. They represent the museum in the community, raise funds, set strategy, work closely with the executive director and evaluate performance, monitor progress, and consistently serve in the best interests of the long-term vitality of the organization.
Position The Forbes House Museum Board of Trustees is entrusted with supporting and advancing the museum’s mission. Trustees represent the museum in the community, raise funds, set strategy, work closely with the executive director and evaluate performance, monitor progress, and consistently serve in the best interests of the long-term vitality of the organization. The board is seeking candidates with development, legal or architectural/building expertise to help us achieve our goals and fulfill our mission.
Desired skills
*required
Fundraising, Legal
When The board meets quarterly, and also has an annual offsite meeting; frequency of additional committee meetings varies.
Where At the museum in Milton, MA or via video conferences.
Commitment 1 to 3 hours/month
Donation Organization strives for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements We ask all trustees to commit to these responsibilities to the best of their abilities. Training and skill development are available as needed to assist trustees in feeling comfortable with their roles.
• Understand and support the museum’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
• Prepare for, attend, and participate in at least two board meetings and the annual retreat/offsite meeting each fiscal year
• Make a financial contribution to the museum’s Annual Fund. While we ask trustees to consider making a minimum $1,000 gift yearly, what’s most important is having 100% trustee participation at a level that’s comfortable for each individual. Trustees can discuss their possible gift level with the executive director or board chair, as well as other ways they can contribute to the museum’s goals
• Actively participate in at least one committee (Administrative, Collections and Education, Development and Marketing, Nominating, Strategic Planning or other special committees)
• Attend, sponsor and/or purchase a table at the annual Keechong Dinner
• Attend at least two additional museum events each year, and invite/bring guests as appropriate
• Identify and help cultivate potential donors, members and/or event sponsors who can contribute to the museum’s fundraising goals
• Regularly review and understand the museum’s financial statements as part of the Trustee meetings
• Leverage personal and professional connections, networks and resources to support the museum’s mission
• Serve as museum ambassadors, contributing to its community standing and taking an active role to ensure the museum thrives
• Share professional/particular expertise with the executive director as needed for specific issues or concerns
On-boarding The museum's nominating committee develops and delivers an annual board orientation for new trustees, and provides additional training and skill development as needed.
Additional Info Built in 1833, the Forbes House is a Greek Revival home in Milton, MA has been a museum since 1964 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1966.

 
Our mission

Inspired by the Forbes family legacy of entrepreneurship, social action and philanthropy, the Forbes House Museum fosters discourse around civic engagement and cultural awareness.

Causes
Arts & Culture, Education