Cause Studio Board of Directors


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Cause Studio501 Elm Street, Suite 450Dallas, TX 75202


About

Board of Directors Recruitment

Cause Studio is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit program of FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds (FJC). As a newer nonprofit project, it allows Cause Studio to concentrate on program development and enhancement while FJC provides fiscal oversight and use of federal tax exemption status aka 501c3. Cause Studio’s immediate governing and fund development responsibilities rely on the immediate support of a separate board of advisors. The board will support the work of Cause Studio and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Cause Studio’s managing director (MD), the Board-MD relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:


Leadership, governance and oversight
  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the MD as s/he develops and implements Cause Studio’s strategic plan

  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Cause Studio for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings

  • Approving Cause Studio’s annual budget, audit/progress reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities

  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the MD

  • Assisting the MD and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members

  • Partnering with the MD and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out

  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments

  • Representing Cause Studio to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization

  • Ensuring Cause Studio’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Cause Studio serves

Fundraising

Board members will consider Cause Studio a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Cause Studio can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Cause Studio requires to have 100 percent of members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity, but no less than $5,000.

Board terms/participation

Cause Studio’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held bi-monthly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Cause Studio’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected board members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.


At this time, Cause Studio is seeking board members with specific experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • fund development

  • event management

  • strategic planning

  • communications

  • marketing

  • budgeting

  • finance

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector

  • A commitment to and understanding of Cause Studio’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience

  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Cause Studio’s beneficiaries

Service on Cause Studio’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.


Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours a month

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