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Committee Member / Volunteer

Thank you for your willingness to serve with the Child Loss Center Inc. and/or on a committee to aid in fulfilling the mission!  This application (click on the button below) will help us to get to know you better, explore the valuable resources and insights that you can share, and aid in ensuring compliance with federal guidelines and our bylaws.  Review our different committees.

Marketing & Fundraising

The purpose of the Marketing and Fundraising committee is to raise awareness, establish funding, optimize social media connections, and develop corporate and governmental partnerships to promote effective and holistic services for parents and families who have experienced child loss. 

Research, Education, & Publication

The purpose of the Research, Education, & Publication committee is to identify published resources, share updated information, and develop trainings for beneficiaries and community providers/leaders.

Strategic Planning

The purpose of the Strategic Planning committee is to govern the overarching policies, ethics, and legal mandates of the nonprofit and to promote the future goals and growth of the organization.

GLP Task Force

The purpose of the G.L.P. (Grieve. Love. Persevere.) Task Force is to plan for and provide services to the community of parents grieving child loss and to identify volunteers who have a passion for the work. This committee is our care rescue team, as they connect with beneficiaries, mail care cards, and network with our community of providers. 

Board Member

We are thankful for your interest in becoming a member of the Child Loss Center Inc.'s Board of Directors.

Position Description

Serving as a Board Member is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about supporting the work of the Child Loss Center Inc. and is willing to provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector 

  • A commitment to and understanding of the Child Loss Center’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience 

  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals 

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of the Child Loss Center’s beneficiaries

Term

The initial term of the Board Member is for one year with eligibility for re-appointment to serve a two year term.  Service on the Child Loss Center’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties. 

Roles & Responsibilities

Specific Board Member responsibilities that reflect leadership, governance, and oversight include the following:

  • Represent the Child Loss Center’s stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization 

  • Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and regulations, follows its bylaws, and adheres to its stated corporate purposes/mission

  • Review, understand, and stay abreast of governance documents (e.g., articles of incorporation, bylaws, policies)

  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings 

  • Attend scheduled board meetings and contribute to discussions to share expertise

  • Adhere to confidentiality regarding matters discussed in board meetings 

  • Lead and/or serve on committees or task forces and take on special assignments 

  • Contribute to the nonprofit’s financial sustainability via financial support in two or more of the following ways: make a personal contribution, share networks, identify prospective donors and cultivate opportunities for introductions, advocate for the organization via sharing the organization’s great work, invite others to contribute, thank donors in appreciation and to enhance continual support, support fundraising activities and the fundraising team, and/or attend public events and bring prospects and friends

  • Approve the Child Loss Center’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities 

  • Ensure prudent use, proper oversight, and operation in regards to the public trust of all assets, including facility, people, and good will

  • Operate with legal and ethical integrity, in good faith, and with due care and contribute to the organization’s efficient management

  • Provide effective oversight for and follow through with short term and long term tasks delegated to committees, officers, staff, and other professionals

  • Per 501(c)(3) status, do not directly or indirectly participate in political campaigns (including not providing funds to or speak on behalf of political candidates)

  • Avoid and/or verbalize conflicts of interest 

  • Assist in identifying and recruiting other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members

  • Ensure the Child Loss Center’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities that the Child Loss Center serves

  • Make decisions that are in the best interest of the nonprofit corporation (not in the best interest of the individual board member or any other individual or for-profit entity)

  • Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director 

  • Review outcomes and metrics created by the Child Loss Center for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics