Board Recruitment Strategy

Posted by
Rick C.

Dir. of Advancement

Posted Date
Jan 2, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $11,395 , allowing us to bring dance to children in need.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Assessment of specific Organizational needs mapped to specific board roles
  • Outline of ideal board structure and opportunities for new roles
  • Candidate evaluation guide for prospective board members
  • Marketing tools and guidance on how to execute recruitment
  • Note: This project does not include actual board recruitment on the part of the Professional
Additional Details

We have the space, need, and drive to expand our board. With a target of diversifying both age, and ethnicity of our contingency, we endeavor to take this project on with the help of the right volunteer.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have 23 active Trustees, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a long list of emeritus trustees that still show interest, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We must support our org with greater reach and diversity

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

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Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager communicates existing board structure, including background on board members and specific roles or committees, if applicable
  • Volunteer Manager provides relevant materials on Organizational history
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Milestone 1: Information Gathering
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager and one or more board members to assess specific Organizational needs and goals for board involvement
2
Milestone 2: Board Structure Strategy
  • Professional outlines strategy for ideal number of board members, and specific roles to be filled
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, which Professional incorporates
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Milestone 3: Candidate Evaluation Guide and Recruitment Tools
  • Professional outlines key criteria to guide recruitment of prospective board members
  • Professional helps write descriptions of specific board roles to be filled
  • Professional provides any guidance on potential recruiting channels
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About The Org

Our Mission

The Rock School for Dance Education is one of the world's premier institutions for classical ballet and dance training, dedicated to enriching the lives of all students and preparing those who are exceptionally gifted for careers as professional artists. Through its innovative arts-in-education/outreach program, RockReach, The Rock School is committed to making dance accessible to local underserved communities, regardless of socioeconomic background-providing egalitarian access to art.

What We Do

Our primary focus is providing education and performance opportunities for our world-class students, via programming at both Rock Center (Philadelphia, PA), the Merriam Theater, The Kimmel Center, The Seaport Museum, The Annenberg Center, The Mann Center, and Rock West (located west of Philadelphia in suburban West Chester, PA), and the expansion of RockReach, the most extensive dance and movement/community outreach program held in over 30 Philadelphia public and charter school locations throughout the region (serving over 28,000 kids and families).

Our project is sponsored by: Philadelphia Foundation

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