N.C.P.C. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nomination for Membership N.C.P.C. Board of Directors
Due to the public nature of the North Carolina Poverty Coalition, we are continually seeking to expand our volunteer Board of Directors. We are currently accepting applications for nominations. The North Carolina Poverty Coalition Inc. is operated and developed entirely by volunteers and prides itself on this blessing. To be considered for nomination one must have a sincere desire to help those less fortunate. Download and Print Application.
Applicants for board membership should have experience leading people, projects, programs, or companies. The Coalition relies on its directors to guide it on establishing policies, implementing strategies and achieving goals. The critical nature of a director's oversight requires the director to be able to commit time, understand and offer suggestions and comments on the direction of N.C.P.C.
Board directors must be able to commit the time necessary to responsibly fulfill their commitment to the Coalition. This includes hands on participation in the day to day operations, attending board meetings, serving on committees to which they are assigned, showing up at fund raising events, making donation pick ups and doing whatever else the organization requires.
Area of expertise
Balanced boards require a range of experience. Typically, the coalition tries to ensure that their Board of Directors can represent key areas that need proper oversight of activities for the kind of work they do. These include expertise in such areas as legal, financial management, human resources, or fund raising or philanthropic activities. The Coalition needs board expertise focused on marketing, business, faith-based, fund raising and social service expertise.
A key asset of a board member is the relationships she/he has established and can use to help the coalition accomplish its goals. This could be access to community leaders and groups, to individuals with resources, to grassroots organizations, or to government contacts. The Coalition board especially looks to the ability of each board member to provide relationships that aid in raising funds
The N.C.P.C. board seeks to be representative of the constituents that we serve, including ethnic diversity, age and sex. Representing an aspect of diversity as a director is important to the board's work. This allows a different point of view and special insights to be offered.
Although board members should be flexible and be capable to perform in all areas of operations, this is not a requirement for board membership. N.C.P.C requires much more devotion from its Board Members probably more than most organization of our type. This is due to our goal to remain a volunteer organization as much as possible. Our goal is to use as much of our funding as possible to fulfill our mission and tax-exempt purpose.
Specific board duties required for maintaining board membership
Attend Board meetings:
Attending board meetings is paramount in maintaining a successful board.
Must not miss more than 2 meetings per year.
Attend and participate in fundraising events:
It is imperative for board members to attend and participate in fundraising events as these events are a major part of our funding.
Participate in item donation pick- ups:
N.C.P.C. is currently picking up item donations in seven N.C. counties. Board members should be available as much as possible to perform these duties.
Participate in thrift store operations:
Thrift store duties include, supervision of volunteers & community service workers, sorting and pricing items, unloading trucks, operating cash register, answering phones, receiving donated items, cleaning.
Participate in food pantry operations:
Food pantry operations include, client intake, stocking shelves, food bank purchasing and unloading trucks.
Participate in clothing closet operations:
Clothing closet operations include, client intake, sorting & sizing clothes.
Participate in Least of These Outreach:
Visiting assigned seniors in area rest homes.
Perform general office duties:
Office Duties include, phone answering, computer operating, printing, faxing, taking messages and greeting clients.
Supervise volunteer workers:
Supervising volunteer workers includes, assigning tasks for volunteers and community service workers in all aspects of operations as needed.
Seek and nominate other potential Board Members:
Participating on the nominating committee if asked, Includes seeking other qualified nominees for the N.C.P.C. board.
Assist in expansion and development of programs and services:
Includes input and ideals from board members to continually find ways to better serve the community and to do it in a more efficient manner.
To be considered for nomination as a board member of N.C.P.C.
Download and Print out the Application. Mail the completed application to the address found on the application.
It is the policy of the N.C.P.C. that all services and positions are made available without regard to of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, gender, or pregnancy status.
North Carolina Poverty Coalition Inc
is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. We are entirely volunteer operated and developed.
The Coalition reaches out to the poverty stricken. Uplifting the Human Spirit through the message of Christ. Freely offering the basic necessities of humanity, contributing food, clothing and shelter to those in need.
(Matthew 25:35-40 KJV)
The need for Charity:
The need for more charity in North Carolina is great and is ever increasing each and every day. One of our goals is to raise public awareness of the plight of those at the bottom of the economic ladder. Look at the shocking statistics recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.