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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Omuto Foundation

Are you committed to sharing your time and talents to help make the world a better place?


Do you have specialized skills and expertise that could benefit Omuto Foundation's board’s work?


Are you willing to be an enthusiastic advocate for Omuto Foundation and encourage others to get involved?




IS NONPROFIT BOARD WORK RIGHT FOR YOU?


Serving on a board can be an amazing experience, but it is also demanding. So, before joining a board, ask yourself if board service is right for you.



What type of experience is most fulfilling for you?

Board service is a form of volunteerism that can have a huge impact on Omuto Foundation, but if you think that your sense of personal fulfillment requires a more hands-on volunteer opportunity, you might want to inquire about direct-service volunteering opportunities in the organization instead of board service.


How much time are you willing to put into board work?

Board members are legally required to fulfill their fiduciary duties, which will require you to devote a considerable amount of time to the organization. The amount of time varies greatly, but simply planning to attend the board meetings is not sufficient. Board members must be willing to regularly review financial statements and meeting materials, and many board members will need to prepare for and attend committee meetings in addition to board meetings.


Are you willing to collaborate with others on a regular basis or would you prefer to work alone?

Boards are teams of committed and engaged individuals who work together to govern the organization. If you prefer to work alone, then board service may not be the right way for you to work with the organization. Consider providing pro bono professional services or direct-service volunteering as alternatives to board service.


Do you have the willingness and the ability to assist Omuto Foundation with fundraising?

One of the primary responsibilities of the board is to ensure that the organization has adequate financial resources to carry out its mission. We are developing a fundraising policy for board members. The policy stipulates that all board members participate in the organization’s fundraising effort in some fashion. Connections and introductions to donors, participation in fundraising events, personal notes on solicitation and thank-you letters, and direct solicitations are just a few of the ways in which board members can make a difference in terms of fundraising success. The amount of involvement in fundraising varies greatly by organization, but prior to serving on a board, make sure that you will be comfortable making a personal contribution and asking others to contribute to the organization

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

KammengoNabbuziMpigi, 256Uganda

(0.22735,32.32492)
 

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