Become a CLEAR Board Director and help shape the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research’s work for economic equality and financial empowerment for LGBTQ communities!
The Board of Directors is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the organization, including:
- Determining how the organization will carry out its mission through long and short-range planning;
- Adopting an annual budget and providing fiscal oversight;
- Recruiting, orienting, and developing fellow board members;
- Hiring and evaluating the performance of the chief executive;
- Evaluating overall performance of the organization in achieving its mission;
- Establishing policies for effective management of the organization.
Length of Term:
Entire Board of Directors
- Understand and promote the organization’s mission.
- Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations.
- Attend board meetings and appropriate committee meetings.
- Actively serve on at least one committee and offer to take on special assignments.
- Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings.
- Make an annual contribution to the organization, commensurate with ability.
- Participate in fundraising (i.e. secure at least $1,000 in funds to the organization)
- Keep current on key issues and developments in program areas.
- Strictly adhere to conflicts of interest policies.
- Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies.
- Attend new board member orientation (approx. 3-4 hours)
- Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings (min. 4 annual board meetings, approximately 2 hours in length)
- Attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (1-3 hours per month as determined by the committee)
- Attend and actively participate in the annual planning retreat (1 weekend)
- Attend and actively participate in the annual meeting (approx. 3-4 hours)
- Attend special events such as fundraisers and ground breaking ceremonies (2 fundraisers per year recommended)
- Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization, answer questions, etc. (approx. 4 hours annually)