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Social Development Foundation Board Member
Roles and Responsibilities

Title: Member, Social Development Foundation

Purpose: The role of board members is to provide their time, professional knowledge, and leadership in helping to meet and maintain the mission of the Social Development Foundation. In particular, board members help to secure private sector financial and volunteer support for the Social Development Commission (SDC) programs.

Term: 3 years

Obligations of the Board: Board members are expected to work together in the best interest for the foundation, with decisions being made by consensus.  Board members should:

  • Provide governance to the SD Foundation
  • Work with staff to establish a Strategic Plan for the foundation then maintain, update and adjust as needed
  • Monitor finances
  • Contribute skills, knowledge, and experience when appropriate
  • Commits to work with development staff in efforts to raise funds for the SDC
  • Ensures compliance with policies relative to fundraising and other policies relative to the SD Foundation
  • Identifies individuals, small businesses, and corporations whose philanthropic areas of interest could include programs specific to SDC
  • Responds to all SD Foundation board meeting notices
  • Plans to spend at least one day per year experiencing agency activities

Specific Duties:

  • Attend meetings, participate and show commitment to board activities
  • Serve on a fundraising committee or non-fundraising committee
  • Be well informed and prepared for meetings
  • Educate yourself about the needs of SDC’s customers
  • Represent SD Foundation to the public, private sector and overall community
  • Use your personal and professional associations to connect resources and individuals to the foundation
  • Make a personal financial gift each year

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Social Development Foundation
1730 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205
414.906.4616