Board Director of Community Bucket
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Community Bucket has logged more than 21,000 service hours and connected countless new friends since its inception in 2012. Our motto of ‘service made social’ and our reputation for memorable, and impactful service projects is spreading fast. And… we’re looking for folks to join us and make our organization stronger!
BOARD SERVICE: PRIMARY ACTIVITIES
Raise awareness to secure capital and support operations. Directors will (1) champion the Community Bucket movement within their networks to raise community awareness of the organization and (2) identify new sources of capital. These resources typically take the form of financial support, but also include donated goods and both skilled and unskilled labor. Add organizational capacity. Community Bucket has enjoyed tremendous program demand since its creation, and the trend is projected to continue. Community Bucket’s National board is a governing board, with directors volunteering their strategic input while also actively securing the capital needed to hire staff. Expand the sphere of influence. Identify sector leaders within your network to grow the impact and sustainability of Community Bucket and its board of directors. Governance. Fulfill the organization’s fiduciary responsibilities and obligations as a 501(C)3 nonprofit: board meeting attendance, reviews of financial statements, completion of required filings, and maintaining appropriate documentation.
CRITICAL SKILL SETS AND NEEDS:
- Fundraising/Grant Writing: Community Bucket relies heavily on donations to support staff and create unique volunteer events. Cultivating relationships with clients and donors is critical.
- Franchising / Business Development: The export of the Community Bucket program model to multiple is a key organizational goal, thus existing as a national brand.
- Data Analysis: Community Bucket will mine its client data for new trends and in pursuit of opportunities to deepen client and donor relationships and to expand its client base.
- Branding/Marketing/Design: Community Bucket’s brand is a key asset; additional brand clarification and innovative marketing strategies will be an ongoing endeavor.
- Technology: Community Bucket intends to leverage its I.T. footprint to expand program impact, and actively scouts for new technologies to gain greater penetration into its target audience.
- Finance/Accounting: Community Bucket seeks to serve as a model of fiduciary responsibility and accounting practices from its first day of incorporation.
- Legal: Community Bucket is a 501(c)3 entity and will need continued legal assistance/advice.
- Civic and mission pride: Ideal candidates will share Community Bucket’s passion for the local community, and have a strong desire to strengthen its community through the Community Bucket vision and mission.
- Nonprofit experience: Candidates with previous nonprofit board experience provide additional value to Community Bucket, but such experience is not a requirement.
- Fundraising experience: Candidates with previous fundraising experience provide additional value to Community Bucket, but such experience is not a requirement.
- Optimism: Ideal candidates will present with a ‘can do’ attitude to problem-solving, constantly seeking constructive solutions during Community Bucket’s early growth stages.
- Diversity: Community Bucket serves a highly diverse cities, and our volunteers reflect that diversity. Community Bucket will achieve its greatest impact when its leadership team mirrors the type of city-wide impact we aim to create. This includes an understanding of various sections of the city to have an insider’s mentality and not be seen as outsiders.
Email Jacey@communitybucket.com if interested.