Application for Director

Overview

Serving on the Board of Directors for a non profit organization involves a personal commitment of time and, occasionally, personal resources, but can be very rewarding.   Representing all of the segments of a widely diverse community can be challenging, and the expectations for Board members of this organization can range from the esoteric planning and budgeting  to hands-on physical labor.   

Directors for Virginia Pride must be able to commit 6  to 8 hours per month during the "Slow period," from December to June, which includes attending a once monthly meeting, and a separate meeting forany committee that they chair.  Additionally, Directors should make every attempt to attend events like fund raisers, volunteer drive events and meet-and-greet events.  During the busy period, from July to November, when Pridefest planning ramps up, Directors can expect to work 15 to 20 hours per month leading up to September's Pridefest.   Executive positions require additional time, depending on the position.  

Duties of All Board Members

The board acts as trustee of the organization's assets and ensures that the nonprofit is well managed and remains fiscally sound. In doing so, the board must exercise proper oversight of the organization's operations and maintain the legal and ethical accountability of its staff and volunteers.

The main legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board are often summarize as:

Duty of care: Board members are expected to actively participate in organizational planning and decision-making and to make sound and informed judgments.

Duty of loyalty: When acting on behalf of the organization, board members must put the interests of the nonprofit before any personal or professional concerns and avoid potential conflicts of interest.

Duty of obedience: Board members must ensure that the organization complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and that it remains committed to its established mission.

In addition to its legal responsibilities, the board acts in a fiduciary role by maintaining oversight of the nonprofit's finances. Board members must evaluate financial policies, approve annual budgets, and review periodic financial reports to ensure that the organization has the necessary resources to carry out its mission and remains accountable to its donors and the general public.

Here are several links to information on the Internet about the duties and responsibilities of a member of a Board of Directors for a non profit organization. 

Cullinane Law Group

Idealist.org


Application for the Board of Directors for Virginia Pride

This application for is intended for use to evaluate the applicants qualifications and suitability for a board position with Virginia Pride.  This application is not a contract.

False or misleading statements on the application or during the interview process are grounds for terminating the application and, if discovered after election to the board, removal from the board.  This application only applies to a Director position on the Board of Directors for Virginia Pride and is active for 90 days after the date of submission.

All information will be considered  when choosing new board members.  Please answer the questions below as completely as possible. Virginia Pride does not discriminate in our selection practices.  This is an unpaid, volunteer position.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex or any other characteristic protected by State and Federal law.


Name *
Name
Cell Phone *
Cell Phone
Home Address *
Home Address
Please list any previous boards or committees on which you've served including business, civic, community, fraternal, political, professional, recreational, religious and social organizations and the dates you served on each.
Please list your highest education level achieved, school name and years attended. Also include any pertinent training or certificates.
Do you have any awards or honors you would like the committee to know about?
Please detail how the Virginia Pride organization would benefit from your board membership.
Is there an area of the community that you would like to focus on? If so, please describe the area of focus and your approach.
Please list any groups, organizations or businesses that you could serve as a liaison to on behalf of Virginia Pride.
Executive Positions
Are you interested in one of the Executive positions on the board for your first year? If so, please indicate which position.
Can you fulfill our board’s fiduciary and legal oversight responsibilities? These responsibilities can include approving financial plans, monitoring the organization’s financial health, ensuring financial controls are in place, ensuring there are independent audits, managing key risks, and ensuring all legal requirements are met.
How many hours per month can you commit to Virginia Pride work? *All board members must be able to meet the basic requirements of board service. At Virginia Pride, this means, at a minimum, preparing for and attending all board meetings and serving on at least one board committee.
Have you been convicted of a crime, excluding misdemeanors and summary offenses? Is so,please provide us with details. You may also provide any mitigating circumstances and explanations. A felony conviction will not automatically disqualify anyone from consideration. The board will consider all of the circumstances to make a decision. You may also include in this section any issues in your history that you believe require additional explanation.
Please list any other information, not previously covered, that you would like the Selection Committee to know.
Special Skills Survey
Please identify any areas where you have experience.