SCI’s work to unite diverse community members to strengthen local communities is more important than ever.
At a board retreat earlier this year, board members delved into a number of important strategic issues that must be addressed in order to deepen and sustain our impact. To help address these key issues and ensure the organization’s long-term success, we are actively recruiting diverse board candidates that are strategic thinkers, have strong networks and are passionate about creating healthy, inclusive communities.
In addition to the attributes we seek of all SCI board members, the following are some particular skills and experiences that we are seeking from potential new members. If one or more of these resonates with your background, let’s talk!
Development Committee (Fundraising): While all SCI board members are expected to support the fundraising process, the SCI Development Committee develops and drives the fundraising strategy for the organization. We need at least one additional committee member — ideally someone with fundraising experience, comfortable with reaching out to their network for individual donations and / or corporate sponsorships.
Boston Connections: We are looking for new board members with strong connections to Boston businesses and community organizations. Over the last several years, more new members have joined from the Woburn area, and we would like to balance that with new members that live and/or work in Boston, given our significant programmatic presence in the city.
Marketing skills: Potential board members with marketing skills and experience would be very helpful. Someone with marketing skills could help us with messaging, overall marketing strategies and other valuable insights.
Evaluation / metrics: At a retreat held earlier this year, two of our four emerging priorities relate to assessing our current programming and developing new tools for measuring social capital in communities we serve. Thus, prospective members with expertise and program evaluation and metrics would be helpful.
Finance: We could always benefit from additional members that are comfortable reviewing financial statements and help think through financial issues. New SCI board members who work in finance would help bring this skill set as well as useful contacts within the sector.
To explore how your skills might be able to help SCI achieve its mission, please contact SCI President David Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-935-2244 x 1.