Board Member
Memorial Hall

1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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Board Member

Our boardEstablished in 2004, the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society (CMHS) is a trustee-led, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history and enhancing Memorial Hall as a place for culture, arts, and community.  In 2012, CMHS led the revitalization of Memorial Hall, resulting in its comprehensive renovation completed in 2016 by the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), CMHS, and Hamilton County.  CMHS provides community input for the operation and programming of Memorial Hall; coordinates the “Friends of Memorial Hall” and “Friends & Founders of the Longworth-Anderson Series” groups; and provides high-quality entertainment for a diverse audience through its annual, multi-genre, contemporary music series, the Longworth-Anderson Series.
PositionCincinnati Memorial Hall Society actively seeks diverse members with an assortment of skills and knowledge instrumental to achieving our annual and longer-term strategic goals, who are actively engaged, dedicated, and have a passion for CMHS mission and activities.
Desired skills
Board, Branding, Communications, Data Analysis, Digital Marketing, Diversity/Inclusion, Event Management, Facilities, Finance, Fundraising, Grants, Graphic Design, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Management, Marketing, Multimedia, Public Relations, Research, Social Media, Strategy Consulting, Web Development, Writing/Editing
WhenBimonthly on third Tuesday
WhereMemorial Hall (1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202)
Commitment1 to 3 hours/month
DonationWe strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
RequirementsFormal trustee expectations are as follows:
  1. Serve an initial one-year term (which is renewable for another three-year term).
  2. Attend as many of the bimonthly board meetings as possible, but at least six (6) per year.  Meetings are typically held at Memorial Hall on the third Tuesday.  A schedule will be provided to trustees at the annual meeting.
  3. Actively serve on one (1) or two (2) committees.
  4. Participate in and support annual fundraising activities.
  5. Contribute at least $200 to the annual campaign.  This is a guideline with some trustees giving more, some giving less.  We do, however, expect a reasonable gift from each individual so that we can state to any trust, foundation, or governmental agency from which we are seeking funds that we have 100% financial support from the board.
  6. If the trustee's company has a matching gifts program, notifying them of a contribution to CMHS ensures that we have the benefit of their generosity.
  7. Serve as an enthusiastic ambassador of CMHS, promoting its well-being and alerting officers and staff to any special opportunities (or challenges) that may arise.
On-boardingProspective trustees meet with the chair of the nominating committee, chair of the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society & Longworth-Anderson Series, and executive director of the Longworth-Anderson Series.  A motion to accept the nominee is moved, seconded, and voted by the board.Once voted on, in-person onboarding meetings are held with CMHS's co-presidents, chair, and executive director to discuss:
  • CMHS history, mission, and vision
  • Longworth-Anderson Series and LAS Underground program overview
  • Bylaws
  • Conflict of interest policy
  • Partnership agreements
  • Strategic priorities
  • Committee structure
  • Financial statements
  • Roles and responsibilities
    • Meeting schedule and time commitment
    • Financial obligation (dues)
    • Ways to get involved
    • Concert and event attendance
    • Promotions (email, social media, etc.)
    • Fundraising initiatives
    • Volunteer opportunities
New trustees will be informed and equipped with tools and talking points to best represent the organization.
Our missionnon-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and enhancing Memorial Hall as a place for culture, arts and community.
Arts & Culture, Social Justice & Equality