Board Member – Fundraising
1. To create a BOD that values all gifts, time and talents of its members and reflects the diversity of the communities served by Jeff’s Place
2. To motivate and inspire individuals, stakeholders, foundations and corporations to support the organization’s financial needs and community-building mission
3. To foster a sense of responsibility and pride in all members with regards to their contributions** on the Board
BOD Essential Roles:
1. Having a fiduciary responsibility to the financial sustainability and growth of Jeff’s Place
2. Hiring, supporting, evaluating and supervising the Executive Director
3. Ensuring the fulfillment of the mission of Jeff’s Place and continuing to define and navigate the success of its vision
Fundraising (Development) Committee
The fundraising committee's job is not simply to raise money. The fundraising committee is also responsible for overseeing the organization's overall fundraising and, in particular, the fundraising done by the board. To accomplish this, it:
Works with the staff to establish an annual fundraising plan that incorporates a variety of appropriate sources and strategies.
Ensures that the case for support is strong, current, and based on the organization’s mission, goals, and accomplishments.
Supports the fundraising staff in their efforts to raise money.
Works with the board of directors in their fundraising efforts, including identifying, cultivating, and soliciting potential donors.
Takes the lead in outreach efforts, such as chairing or hosting a fundraising event.
Monitors and reports to the board on the fundraising programs and results.
Ensure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective.
|Grants, Graphic Design, Marketing, Fundraising*
|The Board of Directors meets every other month in person or via zoom. On the "off" month, it is expected that each committee meets as needed for their own business that the chair of that committee reports during the board meeting or as needed.
|The 6 board meetings are held in person when possible at 281 Pleasant Street in Framingham. During COVID-19, we meet via Zoom. Committee monthly meetings are typically zoom or conference calls.
|1 to 3 hours/month
|We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
|Minimum Requirements for Board Members:
1. Provide an annual financial donation to Jeff’s Place, and make Jeff’s Place a top philanthropic priority
2. Serve on at least one board committee
3. Attend all BOD meetings and related committee meetings
|Each potential board member meets with our board chair, a member of the governance committee, and the Founder & CEO. If everyone decides it's a good fit, the new board member is assigned a board mentor for onboarding and given a BOD manual (we are revising this currently).
|Jeff’s Place provides FREE support groups that are facilitated by both a licensed mental health clinician and an extensively trained volunteer facilitator. We provide support groups for children ages 3-18 as well as their adult caregivers. For children and teens needing additional support, we provide individual counseling. Our other area of direct service is providing educational workshops on childhood bereavement, primarily in schools and community organizations.
To lead the way in ensuring that all children, teens, and families experience a healthy grieving process in a supportive environment.
No one grieves alone.
We believe that the expert on grief is the one who is grieving.
We normalize the grieving process.
We build community and connections to decrease feelings of isolation.
We increase confidence and self-esteem.
We encourage laughter, play, and fun.
We help integrate memories into a new life story.
Our mission is catalyzed through research, education and social
Arts & Culture, Education, Health, Social Justice & Equality