2018 Grassroots Board Member Election Nominations

April 13, 2018
by RESULTS Grassroots Board Members

Would you like to take a leadership role in the governance of our RESULTS community? Do you know someone who you think would be a strong voice for guiding our national organization?

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund Grassroots Board Member election, which will be held this summer. One Grassroots Board Member will be elected by our volunteers. You can nominate someone who you think would be a strong voice representing RESULTS volunteers OR you can nominate yourself if you want to take a bold new step in leadership. Nominations will close on Monday, May 14.

Grassroots Board Members play a vital role in RESULTS, representing our volunteers on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Boards of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund.

Grassroots Board Members provide an important bridge between the grassroots, Board and organization. They help connect us with what makes RESULTS unique and successful: our passionate and active grassroots members.

The responsibilities of the Board of Directors include:

  • Working with the Executive Director in shaping the direction of RESULTS
  • Supporting strong Board fundraising efforts
  • Advising the organization on anti-poverty campaigns
  • Approving annual budget, operational policies, and strategic plan

The Executive Committee of the Board is the primary governing body of the organization and all Grassroots Board members serve on this committee. Grassroots Board Members have the following responsibilities:

  • Serve a three-year term on the Board and its Executive Committee.
  • Lead or serve on at least one Board Committee, e.g. Board Development, Issues, Fundraising, Bylaws or Finance Committees.
  • Attend in person the full Board meeting twice a year, which are held in Washington D.C. (financial assistance available for travel costs).
  • Participate in Executive Committee meetings by conference call.
  • Participate in monthly phone meetings of the Grassroots Board Member Committee.
  • Help RESULTS reach annual fundraising goals in some capacity. Examples of assistance include hosting a fundraising event, speaking at fundraising events, making personal donations to RESULTS & RESULTS Educational Fund and identifying prospective donors.
  • Facilitate the elections of new Grassroots Board Members.

We encourage participation from any active RESULTS volunteer including those from diverse populations, young adults, and racial and ethnic minorities. Eligible candidates must have at least one year of active experience as a RESULTS volunteer in the United States.

Nominations of candidates for the open Grassroots Board Member position must reach the RESULTS office by Monday, May 14th. Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by any active RESULTS grassroots member. Please e-mail your nomination to Jesse Marsden at  [email protected]

After May 14th, nominees will have to submit a photo, a brief RESULTS biography, and a statement of intent for their service on the Board by June 2nd. Candidate will speak on the U.S. poverty and global poverty webinars and record a video speech for playing at the IC.

We hope that you can help us identify great candidates. Thank you so much for your participation!

In partnership,

Willie Dickerson

Steve McGee

Maxine Thomas

Beth Wilson

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