Board Member – Fundraising
North Shore Health Project

5 Center St, Gloucester, Ma 01930, Usa
Phone 978-283-0101

Board Member – Fundraising

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Our board The Board is a relatively small (8 members at present) but diverse group of individuals who have supported and guided the organization since its founding in 1989. They have helped guide it as its focus started with HIV/AIDS, expanded to hepatitis C as that became a serious community health issue, and most recently became one of the few State supported substance use harm reduction centers with includes a needle exchange program. While we are located in Gloucester, we are seeking to expand our services throughout the North Shore and Essex County. All members are encouraged to participate at each meeting; the atmosphere is collegial and supportive. There is an excellent relationship between the Board and the Executive Director.
Position The Board is a relatively small (8 members at present) but diverse group of individuals who have supported and guided the organization since its founding in 1989. They have helped guide it as its focus started with HIV/AIDS, expanded to hepatitis C as that became a serious community health issue, and most recently became one of the few State supported substance use harm reduction centers with includes a needle exchange program. While we are located in Gloucester, we are seeking to expand our services throughout the North Shore and Essex County. All members are encouraged to participate at each meeting; the atmosphere is collegial and supportive. There is an excellent relationship between the Board and the Executive Director.
Desired skills
*required
Grants, Fundraising*
When Fridays 8:30 - 10AM, usually monthly
Where Zoom; pre-Covid meetings had been in Gloucester with some members participating by phone; Zoom will likely continue to be an option in the future
Commitment 1 to 3 hours/month
Donation We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements Board members are required to attend each meeting; absence at 3 consecutive meetings is cause for review. Board members should have an interest and commitment to at least one of our core areas - HIOV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and substance use. We are looking to expand our Board diversity in regards to youth, gender and ethnicity, but interest and participation are the key attributes we seek.
On-boarding Potential members meet with the Board chair, another Board member, and the Executive Director to obtain a full understanding of the organization and the Board. A Board member handbook is available which includes member responsibilities and rights. New members are assigned a "Board buddy" for continued education and clarification.
Our mission

Originally formed by friends, loved ones, and those impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, over the years NSHP has grown to include client advocacy, case management, needle exchange, community education, overdose prevention, testing for HIV, STI, and Hepatitis C, and LGBTQ+ services.

Causes
Health, Life Skills