Position Description + Expectations
Marketing Mission (www.marketingmission.org) is seeking a new board member to ensure the smooth operation of the board.
- Assure that an agenda has been prepared by the board president and/or Executive Director and that the agenda is distributed in advance of the meeting
- Oversee the distribution of background information for agenda items to be discussed
- Prepare the official minutes of the meeting and records motions, discussions, votes, and decisions
- Prepare and provide the previous meeting’s written minutes to board members before the next meeting and records any changes or corrections
- Assure that documents (bylaws, Form-990, roster of board members) are accessible
- Schedule and notify board members of upcoming meetings
- Hold members accountable for their tasks and financial obligations
Board Member Expectations
- Communicate with the executive director and other team members
- Follow through on assignments
- Support program initiatives
- Bring goodwill and a sense of humor to all board activities.
- Utilize personal and professional networks to promote or benefit Marketing Mission
- Meet/secure the annual $3000 give/get requirement
Serve a minimum of three years, and up to six years. Following a three-year term, board members may renew for a second three-year term or for up to three one-year terms.
Meetings and Events
- Attend, prepare for, and participate in board meetings. Board meetings are typically the first Thursday of the month and happen virtually.
- Attend, prepare for, and participate in at least one Committee.
- Serve as a positive Marketing Mission ambassador at events and online via social media.
- Notify the Executive Director in advance of meetings and events when unable to attend. Consistent absences, particularly without prior notification, may lead to removal from the board.
- Ask timely and substantive questions at board and committee meetings consistent with your conscience and convictions, while supporting the majority decision on issues decided by the board or committee.
- Maintain confidentiality of the board’s executive sessions, and speak for the board or the organization only when authorized to do so.
- Read and agree to abide by Marketing Mission's conflict of interest policy.
- Maintain objectivity when discussing and voting on board decisions.
- Never accept (or offer) financial favors or gifts from (or to) anyone who does business with the organization.
- Ask questions and raise concerns as they arise either in group board discussion or privately with Executive Committee member(s) or the Executive Director.
A $3000 financial commitment from board members is necessary to ensure the success of Marketing Mission.
You are able to fulfill this requirement in the following ways each year:
- Corporate sponsorship - Find a corporate sponsorship (your company counts too!) and fund the pro-bono clinic.
- Personal gift
- Peer to peer fundraising
- Grant writing
- Referrals - Any clients that you are responsible for bringing in will count toward your requirement.
At Marketing Mission, we believe marketing shouldn’t drain the bank for nonprofits. We work hand-in-hand with nonprofit leaders to give them the time-saving strategy, tools, and marketing their organizations need to raise more money and making a bigger impact online.
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Why We Exist
Nonprofits are struggling to find affordable marketing solutions. A nonprofit with an annual budget of $100,000 will typically only have $2,000 allocated for marketing. However, corporations bill an average of $7200 per project. Thousands of nonprofits close their doors each year because they can’t afford the marketing they need to spread the word about their cause, and that’s just plain wrong.
At Marketing Mission, we know that nonprofits are struggling to find affordable marketing services. We believe marketing shouldn’t drain the bank, which is why we provide low-cost support to help organizations grow faster, stronger, and smarter.
- We only work with nonprofit organizations, meaning we’re strategically focused on how marketing and development work hand-in-hand.
- We’re a nonprofit organization ourselves and our team comes from the nonprofit sector. We understand the ins and outs of nonprofit life.
- Less is more approach to marketing and communications. We’re here to streamline marketing to achieve higher ROI, not make it harder for nonprofits to maintain.