Board Member Roles & Responsibilities
Thank you for considering a position on the Board of Directors of Friends of Front Street. Our mission is to support the Front Street Shelter in securing private support through fundraising while also maintaining the day-to-day work of the organization. Our Board consists of collaborative, hardworking individuals who are able to devote expertise, time, and financial support toward this mission.
A Board member’s primary duties and responsibilities include:
Supporting the mission of Friends of Front Street.
• Participating in fundraising role of the Board by identifying and cultivating prospective donors and assisting in personal solicitations for philanthropic support.
• Committing to taking on a business responsibility such as assisting with financial duties, managing the Friends website, organizing events, answering emails, attending outreach and speaking opportunity events, etc.
• Making an annual personal financial donation to Friends of at least $250.
• Committing at least 10 hours a month to attend Board meetings, work on assignments and projects of the Board and committees, and attend Shelter events.
• Attending monthly Board meetings (the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00).
• Completing a skills and interests document to where your talents are best utilized.
• Participating on teams, taking on a leadership role, or working on individual projects as needed throughout the year to complete Board’s work.
• Attending the Board orientation class (within 6 months) presented by the Shelter Manager to assist with personal engagement and knowledge of the Shelter. Additional shelter classes and volunteering at the Shelter is encouraged, but not a requirement of membership.
• Being a Shelter ambassador by promoting the good work of the Shelter to the regional community, friends and through social media.
• Assisting in the recruitment of new Board members as needed.
• Assisting with stewardship activities: Write personal thank you notes to donors.
Our Board consists of up to 15 directors who can serve up to six years (three-year terms).