Project

Board Recruitment Strategy

Education

By Teresa L.

Program Administrator

Posted Dec 5, 2017

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1 professional has applied

This project will save us $9,000, allowing us to This project will get us new blood to lead us as our environment changes.

What We Need

  • Assessment of specific Organizational needs, which are mapped to specific Board roles
  • Outline of the ideal Board structure, and specific roles to be filled
  • Candidate evaluation guide for prospective board members
  • Marketing tools and guidance on how to execute recruitment
  • Note: This project does not include actual Board recruitment on the part of the Professional

How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on recruiting new board members to guide our organization. Without your help, we cannot train new leadership to sustain the organization.. Your skills will empower us to Gain new connections, new donors, and new thinkers.

What We Have In Place

We currently have mission statement, vision statement, & program descriptions which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have current board terms and description of board roles and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

1974: A team of Jersey City artists carry out art and drama workshops in city sponsored youth centers and at a summer day camp.

2017: We offer arts integration workshops in Jersey City Public Schools, shows, an arts camp, improve literacy and increase test scores!

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 35-45 hours over 1-2 months
    Organizations: 4-7 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project requires a short interview with the organization. If your application is accepted, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of prep materials
    • Volunteer Manager communicates existing Board structure, including background on Board members and specific roles or committees, if applicable
    • Volunteer Manager provides relevant materials on Organizational history
  • Milestone 1: Information gathering
    • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager and one or more board members to assess specific Organizational needs and goals for Board involvement
  • Milestone 2: Board Structure strategy
    • Professional outlines strategy for ideal number of Board members, and specific roles to be filled
    • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, which Professional incorporates
  • Milestone 3: Candidate evaluation guide and recruitment tools
    • Professional outlines key criteria to guide recruitment of prospective Board members
    • Professional helps write descriptions of specific Board roles to be filled
    • Professional provides any guidance on potential recruiting channels
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Executive level experience in business or nonprofit management, board development, or senior leadership hiring
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to accomplish goals
Prerequisites for Organization
  • A staff member and Board (if one exists) committed to the project
  • Clearly articulated strategic plan and Organizational goals
  • A vision for your Board that goes beyond fundraising

Our Mission

Through the power of the arts the Educational Arts Team provides young people with experiences that transform hearts and minds. We believe that the arts are an essential way to help young people realize academic success, increase self-worth, and create a vision of a positive future.

What We Do

Dramatic Impact helps educators improve student performance by bringing into schools our unique program of experiential learning strategies composed of hands-on professional training for teachers and in-class workshops for students. The elementary and middle schools we have worked with have reported increased student engagement, cognitive development, and social skills. As a result, they have witnessed statistically significant gains in the standardized test scores of participating students, both in language arts and mathematics. Dramatic Impact is an innovative non-profit initiative that grew out of our work as the Educational Arts Team, a leader in the field of arts education since 1974. After more than 30 years of dedication and a proven track record, we are excited to share our work with school districts nationwide.