Board Member Information and Requirements
Given that we have a lean staff, Marshall Direct Fund relies heavily on an active board to assist with various operational responsibilities to ensure the organization’s success. Thank you for considering a board position. Those interested in applying for a board position should please fill out our short form here. You are also welcome to direct any inquiries to Executive Director, Danielle Givens, or current Board Co-Chair, Courtney Boyle.
Important information regarding board membership…
Committees: There are currently 3 committees that meet every other month either by phone or in person between formal board meetings. Committees allow small groups to tackle specific issues paramount to the organization without involving the entire board on all activities, this way smaller groups that have an interest and ability to execute on specific activities can do so. We welcome people interested in joining a committee versus becoming a formal board member.
- ♦ Governance Committee: Ensure effective board processes, development, structure and roles, including committee development, board evaluation, recruitment of new members/ keeping list of future potential members, orientation of new members, etc.
- ♦ Marketing Committee: Oversees development and implementation of a Marketing Plan including identifying potential markets, their needs, how to meet those needs with products/services/programs, and how to promote outreach, PR, programs, etc.
- ♦ Development Committee: Oversees development and implementation of a fundraising plan; identifies and solicits funds from external sources of support; help with grant identification, donor acknowledgement, campaigns, events, getting board support; and ideally helping with monitoring fundraising efforts to be sure they are cost-effective and appropriate. We welcome support and involvement by volunteers on specific activities and events if participating on the committee year-round by non board members is of interest.
If you would like to become a board member, please take a few minutes to fill out our short form here.