GET INVOLVED

Are you looking for ways where your valuable volunteer time can make a huge impact?  The Novi Educational Foundation impacts EVERY student in the Novi community, and NEEDS the teamwork of volunteers to cover all the bases.  We are looking to fill the roster for our team, which consists of participation on any of our six committees, our Board of Trustees or simply adding your name to our Volunteer List to act as a pinch hitter when needed. Details on these groups can be found below.

 

Our impact is only as large as our roster.  Are you game for helping to make the dream work?  

BOARD MEMBER OVERVIEW

As the leadership body of the NEF and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, board members are responsible for

  • determining the mission and purposes of the foundation

  • selecting and evaluating the performance of the executive director

  • strategic and organizational planning

  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management

  • fundraising and resource development

  • approving and monitoring the foundation’s programs and services

  • enhancing the NEF’s public image

  • assessing its own performance as the governing body of the NEF

 

Each individual board member is expected to

  • know the NEF’s mission, policies, programs, and needs

  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements

  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the foundation and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the foundation to advance its mission

  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the foundation’s mission

  • consider giving a meaningful personal financial donation

  • help identify personal connections that can benefit the foundation’s fundraising and reputational standing

  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in monthly board meetings

  • participate fully in one or more committees

 

Further, board members are expected to

  • follow the foundation’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions

  • sign a conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings

  • maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization

All our Committees and their possibilities.  Where can you Help?
  • Finance

  • Fundraising

  • Grants & Scholarships

  • Green Gala

  • Marketing