Volunteer Board Member
Mental Health America of Georgia
Mental Health America of Georgia is seeking members preferably with board experience to join the Board of Directors.
- Provide oversight of and assume responsibility for MHAG’s finances and management through attention to financial and management reports and briefings by staff.
- Attend quarterly board meetings in person. Attendance by phone is acceptable when necessary. If a board member misses 2 quarterly board meetings in any 12-month period, he/she is automatically removed from the board, unless the board acts to acknowledge unusual circumstances.
- Personally support the organization financially by (1) making an annual gift as dictated by your circumstances AND (2) participating in soliciting funds by various means (i.e., signing up teams for the golf tournament, securing silent auction items, participating in corporate or personal "asks," etc.). The aggregate result of this activity should be no less than $1,000 annually.
- Attend MHAG orientation, trainings and planning sessions.
- Each Board member must actively participate on the resource development committee. In addition, each member must also participate in either the Public Policy OR the Board Development Committee. NOTE: Organizations are most vigorous when board members spend a minimum of 6 hours per month on the organization’s work.
- Promptly respond to all communication from MHAG board members, staff and committees.
- Be responsible for keeping informed of MHAG’s goals, objectives and programs and talk about them regularly.
- Act as a spokesperson for MHAG via testifying, speaking and representing MHAG as requested.
- Attend a minimum of 2 MHAG public events each year (i.e., the annual casino night, Conversations & Cocktails, Mental Health Day at the Capitol, community education events, other special events, etc.).
- Represent MHAG in your sphere of influence via your daily verbal communications. Include MHAG board membership on your biography and resume. When appropriate, wear your MHA lapel pin.
- Connect MHAG with people of influence that you know.
- Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information provided to you in your capacity as a board member.
- Take initiative and provide leadership as needed.
- Declare any conflicts of interest no less than annually. Recuse yourself from discussions and voting when there is a conflict, and ask the minutes to so state.
Previous nonprofit board experience preferred.
- Bring the whole of your expertise, capabilities and sphere of influence to bear for MHAG and its efforts to achieve its mission
MHA of GA is currently seeking board members with the following occupations/skills:
-Finance (nonprofit preferred)
-Mental Health Consumers/Individuals with Lived Experience
If you are interested in this opoportunity, please forward your cover letter and resume to the Director of Operations, Taimere Wood at email@example.com
About Mental Health America of Georgia
2250 NorthDruid Hills Road NE, Suite 275, Atlanta, GA 30329, US
Mental Health America of Georgia works to enhance the mental health of all Georgians through education, outreach and advocacy.
Mental Health America of Georgia (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association of Georgia) is our state's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all Georgians live mentally healthier lives.
With our state-wide affiliates, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of everyone in our state, emphasizing mental health as a critical component of a healthy lifestyle.