Project

Board Recruitment Strategy

Animals

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This project will save us $9,000, allowing us to meet our goals. We are a true start up, where everything is possible because we are building it. Your expertise is greatly appreciated..

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 Building a stronger board. Without your help, we cannot Move forward with purchasing a building. Your skills will empower us to Recruit the right people.

What We Have In Place

We currently have Business Plan which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a wish list of board members and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

There is a great need for an animal shelter in central New Jersey and there is at 6,000+ sq ft building, purposed as an animal shelter sitting closed and unused. We need to change this.

  • 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

Our mission is in development

What We Do

Our goals: Be a leader in the field of Animal Sheltering Serve as a resource for Central New Jersey residents and their pets Provide sheltering services for five Middlesex County municipalities Support community cats and their caretakers through TNVR