The Plus One Foundation mobilizes resources to inspire hope and enrich the lives of those affected by neurological conditions. Volunteering with Plus One Foundation helps individuals establish connections in the community and serve as leaders; our nonprofit encourages our board members to discover and build on their talents while sharing their knowledge with other volunteers. The nonprofit encourages collaboration and creativity within the board to ensure we grow and expand our innovative aspirations. We believe that compassion, dedication, and inspiration of Seattle’s emerging leaders can be a tremendous, positive force in the neurological community. Our vision is a thriving organization of engaged individuals that empower one another to succeed and achieve fulfillment in their lives. Partnering with Plus One helps individuals by providing meaningful opportunities for them to accomplish physical and emotional development in their lives. As Plus One lays the foundation for the future, we are seeking outstanding board members to help pioneer our impact. General Expectations Know and evaluate the organization’s mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs. Serve in leadership positions and undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically. Bring goodwill and a sense of humor to the board’s deliberations. Support the organization’s financial health through your personal commitment and by supporting fundraising activities. Terms Serve a minimum of two years. Following a two-year term, board members may renew for a second two-year term. Meetings and Events Attend, prepare for, and participate in regular board meetings. Attend, prepare for, and participate in Committee meetings. Committees include, but are not limited to: Board Development, Finance, Marketing + Communications, Fundraising. Serve as a Plus One ambassador at major programs and events. Notify the Executive Director in advance of meetings and events when unable to attend. Consistent absences, particularly without prior notification, may lead to removal from the board. Ask questions at board and committee meetings with your conscience and convictions, while supporting majority decision on issues decided by the board or committee. Maintain confidentiality of the board’s executive sessions, and speak for the board or the organization only when authorized to do so. Fiscal Responsibilities Board members should consider Plus One their top philanthropic priority. Implement fundraising strategies and provide a yearly fiscal contribution. Fundraising strategies include, but are not limited to, the following: procuring event items or donations, recruiting corporate sponsors, participating in our wave program, and hosting a personal event. Read and understand the organization’s financial statements and exercise prudence when making budgetary decisions. Organizational Management Select the Executive Director and annually assess the Executive Director’s performance. Work with and assist the Executive Director to promote and encourage effective organizational planning. Avoiding Conflicts Maintain independence and objectivity when discussing and voting on board decisions. Never accept (or offer) financial favors from (or to) anyone who does business with the organization. Ask questions and raise concerns as they arise either in group board discussion or privately with Executive Committee member(s) or the Executive Director. Board Characteristics Ability to: listen, analyze, think clearly, and work well with people individually and in a group. Adhere to the principles of conflict resolution to reach positive solutions: listen actively, assure fairness to all parties in conflict, accept responsibility, and use direct communication to focus on the future of Plus One. Willing to: prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility, and follow through on a given assignment, contribute personal and financial resources in a generous way according to circumstances, open doors in the community, evaluate oneself, be inspired, be authentic, share visionary ideas and new approaches, demonstrate personal and professional skills. Possess: honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, a friendly, responsive, and patient approach, community-building skills, personal integrity, a developed sense of values, concern for your nonprofit’s development, a sense of humor. Contact to learn more or apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Posted: Jul 26, 2023
Seattle, WA 98199
The Plus One Foundation is a nonprofit that's all about supporting individuals with neurological diseases and disorders in the greater Seattle area and beyond. Our mission is simple yet profound: we raise funds to provide therapy through enrichment and activity opportunities through grant allocations. We're seeking passionate volunteers to help us create a splash with our Annual Mermaid Party, an extraordinary event set to make a positive splash in September 2023 by raising essential funds for aquatic therapy. Volunteer Opportunity: Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications If you're ready to dive into the world of nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and communications, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. Join the Mermaid Party Marketing Team and play a pivotal role in spreading the word about our unique event. Your creativity and enthusiasm will help us raise funds, spread awareness, and make a significant impact on individuals in need of aquatic therapy. Responsibilities: Collaborate closely with our Fundraising and Development Officer to bring the Mermaid Party to life. Engage potential partners and donors to amplify our cause. Assist in crafting captivating content for our event promotion. Deliver outstanding customer service and respond swiftly to inquiries. Thrive in a collaborative team environment. Interact with a diverse range of stakeholders, including the Fundraising and Development Officer, Executive Director, donors, grant recipients, and service providers. Preferred Skills and Experience: Harness your excellent written communication skills to captivate our audience. Proficiency with Google Suite and Slack will keep us all connected and organized. Embrace multitasking and take direction with finesse. Self-motivation is your secret ingredient to success. Schedule: Keep the Program Director in the loop with weekly updates. Many tasks can be accomplished from the comfort of your home or a remote setting. How to Join the Team: If you're ready to dive in and create ripples of change, we want you on our team. To become a Mermaid Party Marketing Volunteer, simply email us at email@example.com with the subject line "Mermaid Party Marketing Volunteer." Share your name, contact details, a brief introduction, and highlight any relevant skills or experience you bring to the table. For more about the Plus One Foundation and the incredible work we do, visit plusonefoundation.org.
Date Posted: Aug 7, 2023