Serve with a purpose.
For many years, the chronic illness community has been underserved. Its members face daily physical, emotional, and financial burdens related to painful symptoms and inflated medical expenses. You can help change that. To be able to provide relief in the form of compassionate support, coping skills, health education, and financial resources is both a blessing and a privilege.
Board Member Requirements
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(Jan thru Dec 2020)
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The Board of Directors [“the board”] is the governing body of Chronic Wellness Collective, Inc. [“the organization”] and is intended to provide beneficial programs and services to the community.
As the highest leadership body and ultimate authority of the organization, the board is responsible for:
- serving as ambassadors and advocating for the mission
- hiring and setting the compensation of an executive director to run the day-to-day management activities of the organization and evaluating their performance
- planning for organizational strategy and effectiveness
- ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and management
- managing the organization’s assets and financial sustainability
- promoting fundraisers and resource development
- approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
- enhancing the organization’s public image
- contributing to the organization’s culture
- assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization
Here are the benefits you will receive: Form deeper connections with your peers, find purpose in helping others, and create networking opportunities in the wellness, business, coaching, and medical communities.
Further: Collaborate with an energetic team of women who are empowering other women. Work with experts in their fields and have the exposure to boost your resume and public profile.
You will also: Take advantage of experiential learning opportunities and expand your skill set with ongoing training and mentoring by experienced colleagues.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the time commitment to serve?
Board Members will be expected to attend quarterly meetings (four times a year) with other Members to serve as an advisor, to approve the annual budget, to contribute to performance evaluations, to identify and recruit new Members, and to volunteer to serve on committees for special assignments.
We recognize that you have a busy, full life and believe that these activities should add to your feelings of joy and personal satisfaction (rather than cause undue stress and anxiety).
It is expected that individual Board Members will be able to give of their time and energy in varying capacities throughout the year based on their commitments outside of this organization. We estimate a minimum of 4-6 hours a month.
What is the financial commitment to serve?
Board Members are expected to consider this organization to be a philanthropic priority and will make annual gifts that reflect that priority.
Since available money and resources (like time and energy) vary according to circumstances, individual Members will be able to contribute according to their means.
This may mean soliciting donations from close acquaintances using a crowdfunding site, from professional connections by hosting a luncheon, or from their own resources in the form of a personal donation.
How do I know if I am qualified to serve?
Skills such as business and financial management and previous supervisory or non-profit experience will be beneficial, but most important (for the purpose of this specific organization) are passion for helping others and empathy for those experiencing chronic illness.
An interest in spreading awareness about holistic healthcare and alternative and complementary methods for disease management will also serve you well.
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