BLACK’s advisory committee exists to help the organization raise funds, tap into existing community resources, and use their networks and relationships to integrate the BLACK projects within other community activities. Meetings are held quarterly and last approximately 1.5 hours. Members are responsible for their own transportation to meetings. The advisory committee meets as a body and, on occasion, forms subcommittees to explore issues in greater detail for consideration by the full advisory board. Recommendations are forwarded to the Chairman and the Board of Directors
Be residents of or employed in the areas we serve and be familiar with the area's social service and economic development needs.
Be familiar with such programs as HUD, TANF, CDBG, and CSBG and other human service development programs activities. Examples include but are not limited to: asset building, earned income tax credit services, banking and savings, homeownership, higher education, microbusiness, training, and more.
Be familiar with various aspects of fundraising. This might include having established relationships with potential funding partners, such as community foundations, corporations, individual donors or angel investors. It also might include knowledge of fundraising and grant-making, such as preparation of funding applications.
Be able to participate effectively in a collaborative group process, which requires ability to listen to and work well with other board members, provide feedback in a respectful manner, and be open to a diversity of ideas.
*Members of the Advisory share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of(BLACK) and its affiliates. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point in the community.
*Other duties as described in the Advisory Committee Job Description