BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Interested in applying for a position on our Board of Directors? Complete our Board application:
Please thoroughly review all expectations for CPCA Board members, below.
If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Natasha Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-742-2277.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JOB DESCRIPTION & PLEDGE OF SUPPORT
Position Title: Director
Length of Term: Four years with one renewable term
Responsibility to: Chair of the Board, Board of Directors and mission of Central Piedmont Community Action
General Description: The four core responsibilities of the Board of Directors for Central Piedmont Community Action are:
Define Mission and Direction
Ensure Leadership and Resources
Monitor and Improve Performance
A Board member must fully understand and support the mission, purposes and operations of Central Piedmont Community Action.
A Board member is expected to contribute to the financial health and viability of Central Piedmont Community Action through support of the operating fund, special fundraisers. Each Board member shall determine his own level of financial participation but is expected to become a “contributing” member supporting CPCA’s mission
A Board member is expected to pledge support to Central Piedmont Community Action fundraising and development activities by signing the Board Member Pledge of Support (see below).
A Board member shall fully comply with the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and other federal and/or state regulations governing Central Piedmont Community Action.
A Board member must keep in strictest confidence sensitive information learned through his or her participation on the board to include electronic and personal conversations and deliberations.
A Board member shall conduct himself or herself in such a manner as to be a good representative of Central Piedmont Community Action.
A Board member is expected to actively share his or her talents by participating in the development and implementation of policies, goals and activities of Central Piedmont Community Action.
A Board member must actively promote Central Piedmont Community Action and seek opportunities to present the mission to the community.
A Board member is expected to attend the six regularly scheduled meetings and at least one special event. If a member misses three consecutive meetings unexcused, the Board may terminate the member’s term of service.
A Board member is expected to serve on at least one standing committee and occasional ad hoc committees as may be appropriate.
A Board member is expected to review written and electronic information and respond promptly. All members are expected to prepare for all committee and Board meetings by reviewing the materials and issues in advance.
Communication and Oral Presentation skills
Strategic Planning Skills
Preparation and Monitoring Skills
BOARD MEMBER PLEDGE OF SUPPORT
The mission of Central Piedmont Community Action is to make a vital difference in the lives of economically disadvantaged people needing jobs, nutrition, and housing comfort by delivering comprehensive, quality services and organizing community action to make positive changes. In order to succeed with the mission, Central Piedmont Community Action needs assistance with each of the following fundraising and development activities. Board members are expected to help with these efforts and by signing below, you are pledging to help Central Piedmont Community Action to grow the counties of Chatham, Orange, Durham, Randolph, Anson and Richmond.
Please check all boxes that best fit your fundraising and development strengths and comfort areas.
☐ CPCA CHAMPION- Annual donation.
☐ EDUCATE AND COMMUNICATE- Be an ambassador to share the mission of Central Piedmont Community Action to build enthusiasm and to foster involvement.
☐ IDENTIFY AND CULTIVATE- Seek opportunities for support from within respective groups and personal spheres of influence, nurture relationships to develop “friends” for Central Piedmont Community Action and to build the pool of prospective donors.
☐ OPEN DOORS- Facilitate introductions to potential donors.
☐ SOLICIT- Make one-to-one “asks” … host special events with small groups as a social vehicle to showcase the mission and share opportunities for support and involvement.
☐ RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE- Make personal phone calls or write personal notes to donors thanking them for their support.
☐ EVALUATE AND IMPROVE- Assess the effectiveness of Central Piedmont Community Action fundraising policies and make creative suggestions for enhancing efforts.
Length of Board Term:
Board Terms last four (4) years. Board members may be re-elected at the end of their term.
You will be placed on one of the following committees: Executive, Budget and Finance, Planning, Personnel, By-laws, and Nominating.
Communication of absences from email and duties lasting more than a week require notification to Board Chair.
Board members must check email regularly and stay up to date on duties.
Directors may be removed from the Board if they have three (3) consecutive unexcused absences.
Meetings are currently held on the fourth (4th) Thursday of every other month from 4 - 5pm, unless otherwise specified. The Directors meet at the central office in Siler City, a satellite office, or virtually.
The Annual Meeting:
The annual meeting is held on the fourth (4th) Thursday in September of each year for the purpose of holding elections.
When deemed necessary, the Chairperson will request to discuss pressing business that cannot wait for a regular meeting.
*During COVID, meetings are held virtually.