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ORGANIZATION: ALORA NONPROFIT CORPORATION

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Alora Farm is growing! We foster a respectful, supportive, creative, and fun atmosphere at our non-profit organization.

​Being a part of a board is an excellent way to support a cause that you are passionate about while updating your skillset and network.

We believe everyone deserves to live with a sense of purpose and fulfillment in an environment that feels like home to their soul. At Alora, we’re building a sanctuary where enrichment comes from fostering our talents and skills and giving back to the world.

As a "working board member" of the Alora Board of Directors - an active voting body that has authority and responsibility for defining Alora's policies and conducting its business. You will serve Texas neurodiverse older teens, adults, and their caregivers by developing policies, programs, fundraising, and collaboration with other board members to help complete their tasks.

Board Member Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Tasks that will require preparation and a vote by Board members include decisions on issues, policies, priorities, goals, and objectives.
  • Serving on at least one standing committee and accepting special assignments.
  • The Board members raise funds to support the organization’s programs.
  • Support and promote the organization's mission, goals, and objectives.
  • An effective public representative of the organization who can engage others in the effort.
  • Able and willing to serve effectively as a public representative of the organization and involve others in the work.
  • Attend all special activities of the Board, including fundraising events and such Board events.
  • The board's and members' primary responsibility is to ensure the organization is fully funded to carry out its mission.
  • Review financial statements and meeting materials regularly, and prepare for and attend committee meetings in addition to board meetings.
  • After evaluation, discussion, and careful consideration of issues facing Alora Farm, each board member should be prepared to vote their position at each board meeting.
  • Attend one board meeting a month.
Qualifications:

- Prior Board Member experience
-Counselor, teacher, wellness
-Social Work
- Legal
-CPA/Accounting
- Fundraising
- Marketing /Public Relations /Communications
- Program Development
- Project Management
- Social Services
- Non-Profit Management
- Community Outreach
- Event Planning
- Grant writing

LOCATION:​ Texas, remote participation is acceptable while working on projects, one physical meeting per year is required.

HOURS
: 20+ hours per month

COMMITMENT
: Six months to one year.

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About ALORA NONPROFIT CORPORATION

Location:

172 SIMMONS RD UNIT D, LAKEHILLS, TX 78063, US

Mission Statement

Alora Farm is an agricultural homestead and inclusive community of autist teens and adults. Our farm was founded as a sustainable home and workplace for autist individuals to live, grow and thrive in a welcoming environment of self-discovery and purposeful participation.

Description

As an active, working farm and intentional living community, Alora teaches land and animal stewardship through activities, day
programs and vocational training. Working with the support of their neurotypical peers, members develop skills in farming,
gardening and animal care while learning life skills that serve them both on and off the farm. As farm stewards, Alora
members nourish themselves and the broader community by providing fresh and nutrient-rich produce to our own tables
and area CSA's. Creative and artistic programs further support the development, expression and well-being of our
members, while our beautiful, low-stimulation environment fosters personal agency and interpersonal connection - and the
regenerative power of nature.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Board Development
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Board Development, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Program Management
  • Fundraising
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 30
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20+ hours per month

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