Board Of Directors- Member Position
Needs Beyond Medicine
Purpose: To advise and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Needs Beyond Medicine in support of the organization’s mission and needs.
*Major board responsibilities:
Input and advice regarding general leadership
Organization of the board of directors
Financial management, specifically the annual budget
Program advising and assistance
Promotion of the organization
Fundraising and outreach (gaining financial supporters)
*Members of the board share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of Needs Beyond Medicine. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point in the community.
Length of term: Two years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of two consecutive terms, pending approval of the board.
Meetings and time commitment:
The board of directors meets bi-monthly on the first Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m. Meetings typically last 90 minutes.
Meeting locations will vary.
Board members are asked to attend two special events per year. (CANSURVIVE, fundraising event and educational seminar are options.)
Expectations of board members:
Attend and participate in meetings and special events when available.
Interest in the cancer world and bringing awareness to the public.
Be alert to concerns that can be addressed by Needs Beyond Medicine's mission, objectives, and programs.
Be a community advocate for Needs Beyond Medicine by actively promoting its mission and programs.
Become familiar with Needs Beyond Medicine's budget and financial/resource needs.
Understand the policies and procedures of Needs Beyond Medicine.
Actively seek donors/donations ongoing.
About Needs Beyond Medicine
PO Box 712043, Salt Lake City, UT 84171, US
Needs Beyond Medicine's mission is to decrease the burden of cancer on those undergoing treatment by providing financial support for non-medical expenses. Needs Beyond Medicine focuses on providing educational outreach on the importance of early cancer detection.
Educational Outreach Program
Needs Beyond Medicine helps raise cancer awareness to the public by supporting and promoting community outreach programs through partnerships with other health-focused organizations. Our goal is to help raise awareness and to educate the public regarding symptoms of some of the top diagnosed cancers. All of Needs Beyond Medicine’s educational seminars are free to attend, offer essential information about early detection, and provide attendees with additional resources for prevention.
Needs Beyond Medicine’s Relief Program creates financial assistance grants for cancer patients to use for necessary nonmedical living expenses such as rent, utilities, groceries, transportation, and other essential costs. The Relief Program brings much-needed assistance to adults facing the fight of their lives.
CANSURVIVE is an annual Needs Beyond Medicine fundraiser and gallery stroll that features professional photographs of Utah-area cancer survivors. These portraits include individuals who have conquered the disease and those who are currently undergoing treatment. CANSURVIVE serves as Needs Beyond Medicine’s primary fundraiser.