BOARD MEMBER COMMITMENT AGREEMENT AND QUESTIONNAIRE

As a Board Member, I understand the importance of my dedication to developing policy, exercising fiduciary responsibility, raising funds, and serving as a public ambassador for the organization. I acknowledge that The Foundation United will be my priority organization for the duration of my board term. While all Board Members carry fundraising responsibility, I will also commit to helping in the following areas: (choose one or two from the list below). I understand the value of TFU’s work and the need for Board Members to personally support the organization’s mission financially as well as to introduce others to the organization and ask for their support. Board Members typically offer support across non-financial areas, as well. Yet, it remains essential to the success of any nonprofit for Board Members to commit to organizational and individual fundraising goals.

Therefore, I agree to make an annual financial contribution of $2,500 toward The TFU Annual Fundraising Goal. While reporting 100% of financial board participation is required by many foundations and funding entities, I understand that I may lower my own financial contribution to $500 by attaining a minimum of $25,000 in funding from others, including any variety of individuals, corporations, foundations, government grants, partnerships and/or sponsorships, planned gifts or special events. I will make every attempt to personally attend all Fundraising, Volunteer, and Appreciation Events.

Board of Directors Questionnaire

3. Board members are expected to give a contribution of In Kind and Financial Support, either personally through a gift of $10,000 or through corporate contacts/network gifts of $25,000. Are you willing to commit to this financial commitment
6. Three roles encompass the members of the TFU Board of Directors: Ambassador, Advocate and Asker? Which role(s) do you foresee yourself fulfilling?
7. Are you willing to Chair a Board?
8. Are you able to commit to being a “working” Board member who will volunteer for special assignments?
9. Please select your area(s) of interest as a member of the TFU Board of Directors:

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CORE VALUES

OWNERSHIP - We believe that a team thrives in a community where each individual takes complete ownership. Ownership is defined as the ability to immediately, with humility, take responsibility for a situation and move towards resolution. We value individuals who embrace the process that results in mutually beneficial outcomes- benefiting the organization and others.

COLLABORATION - We value working together to accomplish shared goals to produce greater resources and rewards. We see each individual as a gift, with unique talents and purpose. TFU culture does not allow for competition. When one is truly operating in their gifting each person is being empowered to their highest ability, which allows all to function at their best. Each at their best will complement the other.

GRATITUDE - We value individuals who choose to walk in gratitude, regardless of circumstances. Showing and feeling appreciation begins with a grateful attitude where nothing is owed or taken for granted. Being thankful for the small and large acts of kindness whether they are earned or given is a high priority. Our gratitude drives our actions.

COMMUNICATION - Clear and direct communication is highly regarded. It requires the strength to have authentic and transparent conversations. This creates a unity that produces productivity and team bonding in the organization and the community. We aspire to resolve conflict without hesitation.

BALANCE - TFU is a fast-paced, high-growth environment that attracts an individual who can stay balanced in constant change. Prioritizing family, physical, spiritual, social, and career in the proper order creates a healthy, positive individual who can contribute and sustain on all levels.