Join the Board of Directors

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids is fueled by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The board represents what we love about the nonprofit sector: dedicated, talented and motivated individuals driving collaborative efforts for the collective good. Our board members oversee the organization's work and lead their respective committees, which further supports the strength and effectiveness of the Greater Grand Rapids nonprofit sector while representing the interests of membership.

For the 2019-20 term, we are currently seeking a Secretary and two Members-At-Large. If you are interested in future board service, we encourage you to join a committee first to gain hands-on experience in guiding the work of YNPN-GR. For more information, contact info@ynpngr.org.

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Deadline for applications: February 10th, 2019

 


 

Requirements of all board members:

  • Attends regular monthly board meetings
  • Is a paid member of YNPN Grand Rapids
  • Serves a two-year commitment, according to bylaw specifications or a one-year term as a member-at-large
  • Upholds the mission and vision of YNPN Grand Rapids, furthers to organization, and abides by the bylaws
  • Attends an average of one YNPN event per month (conversation starter, luncheon, events, etc.)
  • Manages a committee, if applicable (not applicable for secretary, treasurer, or members-at-large)

Marketing & Communications Co-Chair

  • Market all YNPN of Grand Rapids events and programs
  • Develop and maintain organizational branding
  • Work closely with the membership chairs to develop communications for outreach to potential new members
  • Maintain website, ensuring all events and membership information is represented
  • Maintains and communicates through all social networking sites
  • Works with designer or designs all YNPN of Grand Rapids traditional branding materials, including event programs and other event materials

Fund Development Co-Chair

  • Sponsor acquisition, stewardship and renewal
    • Gather, suggest, cultivate and make the ask of new sponsors
    • Ensure recognition of, appreciation for and commitment follow through for current sponsors
    • Renew sponsorships (beginning after leadership award thank you)
  • Manage "free memberships" if sponsors do not wish to use their memberships on their employees
  • Lead effort to acquire in-kind donations for Leadership Award winner gift bags with support from partnerships and recognition committee
  • Lead efforts, when needed, for other YNPN events to acquire additional sponsors and/or in-kind donations

Leadership & Recognition Co-Chairs

  • Plan and implement the YNPN Leadership Awards, including location, speakers, location layout, registration, and others as they may be necessary
  • Work with marketing and communications to ensure event registration and information is available on the YNPN Grand Rapids website
  • Maintain relationships with partners interested in providing educational programming support to the YNPN Grand Rapids members
  • Attends all events planned by this committee to ensure set up is completed correctly, speakers are all set, and board members are in position for registration
  • Work closely with educational programming to ensure all evening events have a networking element and to plan the calendar of events throughout the year
  • Plan and implement professional development programming in conjunction with community partners (ex: area universities, consultants, nonprofit experts, etc.)

Membership Co-Chair

  • Recruit new members
  • Seek new benefits for members
  • Develop outreach strategy, alongside marketing and communications, for development of new members
  • Track all YNPN of Grand Rapids members and maintain database of members, along with secretary
  • Track and manage all membership renewals
  • Works with treasurer to ensure all members are receiving receipts and/or invoices for membership payments
  • Attend all events or assign an individual to act as membership representatives at each event
  • Ensure educational programming, and partnership and recognition committees have an updated member list for all events
  • Works with partnership and recognition committee to set agenda for annual membership meeting
  • Host after hour events and/or events with the intent to provide networking and recruit new members

Educational Programming Co-Chair

  • Plan and implement conversation starters and educational programs/luncheons
    • Hold at least a semi-annual lunch
    • Hold at least one conversation starter bimonthly
  • Work with marketing and communications to ensure event registration and information is available on the YNPN Grand Rapids website
  • Plan all event logistics, including meas, location, speakers, location layout, registration, and others as they may be necessary
  • Attends all events planned by this committee to ensure set up is completed correctly, speakers are all set, and board members are in position for registration

Members-at-Large

  • Represent members at board meetings
  • Elicit and respond to feedback from members
  • Work closely with the membership committee on recruitment
  • Work with the membership and educational programming committees to survey members yearly
  • Serve on one committee on the board

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