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Agency Information
Agency:  HOPE Network for Single Mothers
Incorporation Year: 1982
Annual Budget: $25,000 to $99,999
Board Meetings Held: Quarterly
Current Board Size: 7
Number Paid Staff: 2
Number Volunteer Staff: 7
Primary Group(s) Served: Families
Developmental Stage: Established
Amount of Time Required: Under 4 hrs/mo.
Board Terms Begin: The month that they are voted in by the board.
Term Length: One Year Or More.
Applications Accepted: Any time
Meeting Date and Time: 6-8pm Every Other Month, On The 1st Monday Of The Month, Except Holiday Weeks When It's The 2nd Monday. (Mar. 4, May 6, July 8, Sept. 9, Nov. 4, Etc.)
Openings Available: 6
Trainings or Orientations Provided: Yes
Training Description: Informal, to meet the needs of the new member. This could be via a phone meeting, coming to our office, or meeting with the board president one-half hour before the first board meeting.
Financial Commitment: No
Financial Amount: If it's a single mother board member who cannot afford to donate, we do not ask for a financial commitment. However, we expect others to give an annual donation, according to their means.
Committee Service: No
Committee List: We do not have separate committees, but various board members have chosen programs for involvement: chair or committee member for fall fundraiser or ; administrator of our Facebook site or Twitter account; off-location crib site coordinator; researcher for our quarterly resource newspaper, etc.
Other Requirements: Attend 4 of the 6 board meetings per year. Be committed to the mission of helping single mothers and their children. Providing input, networking, bringing contacts and ideas, and decision-making at board meetings are essential. If board members can volunteer additional time on programs or events, that is appreciated.
Position Information
Primary Contact:  Pauline Beck, Executive Director, (262) 251-7333, (email)
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Position title: Board Member
Description: We are a human services organization, so knowledge of that area is helpful. We need ideas, connections, and resources for our programs and fundraising efforts. Ideal candidate is enthusiastic, organized, has ideas, will reliably follow-through with tasks, and advocates for single mothers and their children. Skills in networking, communicating, and promoting are a plus.
Languages: English
Human Services: Comprehensive Social Services
Family Services
Job Training/Employment
Skills Or Expertise: Entrepreneurship
Fund Development
Management & Organizational Development
Marketing & Public Relations
Written & Oral Communication
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