Would you recommend Ampersand Families?
Wouldn't you love to be on a board with Laura (see her note, below)?
Ampersand Families is seeking board members with a passion for our mission and the ability to contribute about 8-10 hours a month to supporting our work. Board members are expected to attend meetings, participate in committee work and to support the agency's fundraising efforts.
Our board is especially seeking new members from outside the twin cities metro area in order to better reflect the communities in which we work. The board currently needs members with skills in communications, fund development, technology use for non-profits and legislative or judicial experience.
Ampersand Families is in the middle of a serious initiative to ensure that our board reflects the youth, families and communities we serve. With that goal in mind, the board particularly invites persons of color and persons from outside the twin cities metro area to consider exploring board membership at Ampersand Families.
I have served as a volunteer Board Member for the last 2 years. Here are some of the reasons why board membership has been so rewarding for me:
(1) Commitment to board development. A consistent agenda item is our own development as leaders. We make time to educate the board about the issues that are important to our mission, and to work on the skills we need to move the mission forward.
(2) A culture of courage, integrity, and hope. It's inspiring to work for an organization that is devoted to doing the right thing, even when it's the hard thing.
(3) The mission is so worthwhile. It's a powerful thing to insist that every young person, no matter his/her history of trauma, abuse/neglect, can be restored to a safe, permanent family.
(4) The transformation is exciting. Ampersand Families' model dramatically changes the odds for the youth it serves, and its innovations are transforming the field!
(5) Substance. No bureaucratic inefficiency.