To you, the prospective Board Member...
I want to sincerely thank you for your interest in joining the YPCommunities Board of Directors. You made it to this page; which tells me you care about contributing positive impact in the community you live, work and play in.
I appreciate you already.
Please take a few minutes to read about the role below and, if interested, fill out the Board Member Application.
Thank you for your time an interest in creating a better, more connected world.
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Board of Directors Overview
YPCommunities bridges people to communities and resources by providing inclusive experiences that connect, educate and empower.
YPCommunities promotes a culture free from bias, discrimination, oppression, and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and system barriers that result in oppression, racism, and discrimination.
YPCommunities, the largest young professional network in the US, bridges the gap between people, resources, and their respective communities. We do this by applying a simple philosophy to the way we mobilize and engage with members of the community: be inclusive, be intentional, and be responsive.
YPCommunities is comprised of three divisions, YPOx, ProDev, and YP Impact; each with a data-driven focus on the most relevant needs that connect people, resources and their communities.
What started as a locally held, independently managed event series, has evolved into a 501(c)3 platform responsible for facilitating personal connection, professional growth and social impact while building and connecting communities across the country.
The Board will support the work of YPCommunities and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Executive Director, the Board-Executive Director relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
Establish policy for the Board and YPCommunities
Assist in fundraising by introducing sponsors, donors, contacts, and /or corporate members to the organization to ensure adequate funding for the organization
Approve YPCommunities annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; be informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
Oversee the performance Executive Director and provide him/her/them with the resources to meet the needs of those the organization serves
Create and update the organization’s strategic plan with the Executive Director
EXPECTATIONS OF THE BOARD MEMBER
Serve for a minimum of 2 years
Attend at least 70% of monthly board meetings
Join and attend meetings of at least one board committee
Attend board orientation, and annual board retreat
Make an annual financial contribution that is significant and meaningful to you
Be available for consultation to members of the Board and the Executive Director
Identify, and/or recruit Board or Board Committee prospects or members
Attend and/or promote annual fundraising events
Commit to at least one cultivation activity per year
Act as a voting member of the Board of Directors
Represent YPCommunities and its mission in the community