Volunteer Board of Directors Member


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The Denver Metro AreaDenver, CO 80205


Heart & Hand Board of Directors Job Description

Heart & Hand, a nonprofit youth development program, is seeking committed Board Members who are passionate about empowering all young people to realize their potential. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about bringing their professional skills, networks, and creative ideas to our collaborative efforts for Denver’s children.

Role of the Board

Members of the Heart & Hand Board of Directors assume the duties of care, loyalty, and obedience. These duties mean that board members must make prudent, educated, and independent decisions; place the organization above their personal preferences; and remain faithful to the mission of the organization. More specifically, Heart & Hand Board members are responsible for:

  • Partnering with Heart & Hand’s leadership to help the organization fulfill its mission

  • Providing candid and constructive criticism, advice, and comments.

  • Acting as an ambassador and advocate for Heart & Hand in the community.

  • Guiding the long term strategy for the organization’s growth and success.

  • Annually reviewing and approving the organization’s budget.

  • Annually reviewing and approving the organization’s funding plans.

  • Approving major policies.

  • Ensuring Heart & Hand’s financial sustainability.

Expectations of the Members of the Board

  • Directors will attend a minimum of three out of four board meetings in the calendar year.

  • Directors will write thank you notes to donors each year as requested by Heart & Hand staff leadership.

  • Directors will make an annual site visit to Heart & Hand programs.

  • Directors will bring or send at least 1 person to visit Heart & Hand at a quarterly open house.

  • Directors will bring at least one new member to the Board of Directors during their term of service as long as there are vacancies on the Board.

  • Each Director will give or get a financial contribution to the organization each year by either sponsoring one table at the Night in Lights gala or making an equivalent donation ($5,000). Directors will also attend the annual Night in Lights gala.

  • Directors will participate in fundraising for the organization by making individual, corporate, and philanthropic foundation introductions to the Executive Director or Development Director.

Interested candidates should email Mary Cipollone, marycipollone@heartandhandcenter.org , with a brief summary of their interest and relevant skills, experience, and networks.


  • Networking
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Brand Development & Messaging

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