Board Responsibilities & Structure

Help Out Montclair improve the effectiveness of their board by clarifying its role(s), structure and function in itself and in relation to their organization.
Out Montclair
Montclair, NJ, USA
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Montclair, NJ, USA


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Posted November 10th

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Board Responsibilities & Structure

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What we need
  • Document outlining relationship of board to your organization, including its role, responsibilities, and structure
  • Document defining the roles and responsibilities of individual board members, including empty seats if applicable
Additional details

Hi. I am looking for training for our non-profit, Out Montclair, located in Montclair, NJ serving the LGBTQ+ community. I am a co-founder and the Board Chairperson. We are 3 years young. We have lost some core/original members of the Board for various reasons, but have added 4 new people recently. The objective is to equip all of our members with training and working knowledge of how a non-profit board works and communicates with the ED, a Managing Dir, other board members and volunteers.

What we have in place
  • We currently have very little resources, have some meeting space, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have A copy of our bylaws, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How this will help
This project will save us $7,248 , allowing us to get much needed training that we do not have operating cash to cover.

We have 12 board members who are committed to working to make our organization stronger. We are going through transition, as our Executive Director has relocated to another state and we planning to fill that position from within. .

Project plan

Prep: Current Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides overview of the current function and purpose of the board
  • Volunteer Manager shares current or past board role and responsibility descriptions, if any, as well as relevant materials such as internal policies and procedures already in place
  • Volunteer receives a list of relevant executive management to interview or survey, if applicable
Milestone 1: Research & Brainstorming
  • Volunteer connects with Volunteer Manager for brainstorming session to determine organization's needs, board engagement goals, and any missing roles
  • Volunteer interviews executive management, if applicable
Milestone 2: Draft
  • Professional develops and submits draft clearly identifying board and individual board member roles and responsibilities, function, and structure to Volunteer Manager for review
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback on Volunteer's suggestions
Milestone 3: Final Document
  • Professional incorporates feedback into final draft of documents
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About the org

Out Montclair
Posted by
Reubena S.

Out Montclair Chairperson and Co-founder

Our mission

Out Montclair is a nonprofit organization created to raise awareness and provide support and solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ community of Montclair.

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