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Children's Literacy Network

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Expectations & Responsibilities of Board Members

The Children’s Literacy Network is a not-for-profit organization providing educational programs in the greater Ann Arbor area extending throughout Washtenaw County.

The Board of Directors provides expertise, experience and effort to help guide CLN policy, planning and operations to meet both current objectives as well as long term goals. The board meets monthly and operates with standing and special committees that meet on an as-required basis. The Children’s Literacy Network looks to each member of its Board of Directors for to assume the following responsibilities:

1) Service: A board member will directly contribute to the well-being of the Children’s Literacy Network through personal expertise and effort, by regularly attending board meetings and by serving on a standing or special committees and by attending organization events. A minimum attendance of 75% of board meetings is expected.

2) Fundraising: Each Director is expected to make an annual personal contribution to the Children’s Literacy Network in keeping with his/her ability. In addition, board members will actively engage in fundraising in whatever way is best suited to them.

3) Community Support: Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to publicly support the Children’s Literacy Network and help lend it credibility and influence in the community. Board members should act as ambassadors of goodwill for the Children’s Literacy Network and seek increased support in his or her individual segment of the community.

4) Fiscal responsibility: By assisting in the planning/preparation of the annual budget, understanding the budget and monitoring the Children’s Literacy Network’s financial affairs the board member fulfills his/her fiduciary responsibility.

5) Legal responsibility: The board member will know and understand the Children’s Literacy Network’s operations and help to implement policies and programs, thus fulfilling the legal responsibilities of a board member.

Additional Information:

  • Terms: Board members are elected for two year terms, renewable for three terms or a total of six years. Board members may be appointed to serve out a vacant position until the next election and that appointment does not count in the six year election limitation.
  • Time Commitment: Board members must anticipate approximately three hours of service monthly outside of board meetings by serving on a committee, attending event or meetings on behalf of CLN.
  • Meeting Schedule: The board meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Expectations & Responsibilities of Board Members

    The Children’s Literacy Network is a not-for-profit organization providing educational programs in the greater Ann Arbor area extending throughout Washtenaw County.

    The Board of Directors provides expertise, experience and effort to help guide CLN policy, planning and operations to meet both current objectives as well as long term goals. The board meets monthly and operates with standing and special committees that meet on an as-required basis. The Children’s Literacy Network looks to each member of its Board of Directors for to assume the following responsibilities:

    1) Service: A board member will directly contribute to the well-being of the Children’s Literacy Network through personal expertise and effort, by regularly attending board meetings and by serving on a standing or special committees and by attending organization events. A minimum attendance of 75% of board meetings is expected.

    2) Fundraising: Each Director is expected to make an annual personal contribution to the Children’s Literacy Network in keeping with his/her ability. In addition, board members will actively engage in fundraising in whatever way is best suited to them.

    3) Community Support: Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to publicly support the Children’s Literacy Network and help lend it credibility and influence in the community. Board members should act as ambassadors of goodwill for the Children’s Literacy Network and seek increased support in his or her individual segment of the community.

    4) Fiscal responsibility: By assisting in the planning/preparation of the annual budget, understanding the budget and monitoring the Children’s Literacy Network’s financial affairs the board member fulfills his/her fiduciary responsibility.

    5) Legal responsibility: The board member will know and understand the Children’s Literacy Network’s operations and help to implement policies and programs, thus fulfilling the legal responsibilities of a board member.

    Additional Information:

    • Terms: Board members are elected for two year terms, renewable for three terms or a total of six years. Board members may be appointed to serve out a vacant position until the next election and that appointment does not count in the six year election limitation.
    • Time Commitment: Board members must anticipate approximately three hours of service monthly outside of board meetings by serving on a committee, attending event or meetings on behalf of CLN.
    • Meeting Schedule: The board meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Expectations & Responsibilities of Board Members

      The Children’s Literacy Network is a not-for-profit organization providing educational programs in the greater Ann Arbor area extending throughout Washtenaw County.

      The Board of Directors provides expertise, experience and effort to help guide CLN policy, planning and operations to meet both current objectives as well as long term goals. The board meets monthly and operates with standing and special committees that meet on an as-required basis. The Children’s Literacy Network looks to each member of its Board of Directors for to assume the following responsibilities:

      1) Service: A board member will directly contribute to the well-being of the Children’s Literacy Network through personal expertise and effort, by regularly attending board meetings and by serving on a standing or special committees and by attending organization events. A minimum attendance of 75% of board meetings is expected.

      2) Fundraising: Each Director is expected to make an annual personal contribution to the Children’s Literacy Network in keeping with his/her ability. In addition, board members will actively engage in fundraising in whatever way is best suited to them.

      3) Community Support: Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to publicly support the Children’s Literacy Network and help lend it credibility and influence in the community. Board members should act as ambassadors of goodwill for the Children’s Literacy Network and seek increased support in his or her individual segment of the community.

      4) Fiscal responsibility: By assisting in the planning/preparation of the annual budget, understanding the budget and monitoring the Children’s Literacy Network’s financial affairs the board member fulfills his/her fiduciary responsibility.

      5) Legal responsibility: The board member will know and understand the Children’s Literacy Network’s operations and help to implement policies and programs, thus fulfilling the legal responsibilities of a board member.

      Additional Information:

      • Terms: Board members are elected for two year terms, renewable for three terms or a total of six years. Board members may be appointed to serve out a vacant position until the next election and that appointment does not count in the six year election limitation.
      • Time Commitment: Board members must anticipate approximately three hours of service monthly outside of board meetings by serving on a committee, attending event or meetings on behalf of CLN.
      • Meeting Schedule: The board meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month.

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About Children's Literacy Network

Location:

1954 S INDUSTRIAL HWY STE D, ANN ARBOR, MI 48104, US

Mission Statement


"Our mission is to give all children in Washtenaw County an equal opportunity to develop a love of reading and books."

Description

Children’s Literacy Network, formerly Family Book Club, and originally called the Baby Book Club, is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) grassroots organization founded in 1991 by a group of educators dedicated to promoting the benefits of literacy. We believe that reading is one of the greatest joys and keys to success in life.

Board Development
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1100 North Main Streetsuite 207Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(42.29327,-83.74668)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • IT Management
  • Legal (General)
  • Graphic Design
  • Database Administration

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Under 4 hours a month
  • There is a financial requirement. This is a working board.

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