Board Member – Fundraising
Sarah House

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Board Member – Fundraising

Our boardThe Sarah House Foundation Board of Directors governs the overall execution of the organization’s mission. Principally, the Board manages organizational finances and sets long term priorities for programs, primarily the development of a freestanding pediatric hospice and respite home. Additionally, the Board will oversee the role of the Executive Director, who will be responsible for day-today management of the organization. Overall, the members of the Board contribute the educational, management, legal, and financial skills needed to ensure long term organizational stability and ensure year-to-year educational excellence for the Sarah House Foundation mission. For more information see the Sarah House website at
PositionThe Sarah House Board is currently recruiting new members!  We are currently in the process of hiring our first employee, a development director.  We are eager to plan a major fundraising event to help raise money.  Having someone with fundraising experience on the Sarah House board of directors will be essential now and in the future as Sarah House will continue to need fundraising events to help aid with sustainability.  The right individual will have several years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in fundraising and development; preferably for non-profit organizations.
Desired skills
Event Management, Grants, Marketing, Multimedia, Public Relations, Fundraising*
WhenBoard Meetings- Monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
WhereCurrently holding all meetings virtually since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is working very well for board members.
Commitment7+ hours/month
DonationWe strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
RequirementsBoard Member responsibilities include attendance of regular board meetings (average 8 per year), as well as teleconference meetings and active electronic conversations as part of Board committees. In some years the Board has held additional meetings. Board members also hold a fiduciary responsibility for management of organizational capital and ensuring appropriate filings with federal, state, and local authorities consistent with the organization’s status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The attendance policy allows for removal if three consecutive meetings are missed without notice. The Board of Directors has up to 17 voting members and a minimum of 9 members. Terms are for 3 years. Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Candidates are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of the organization. *Monthly meetings *Committee Work (generally by email) • Annual Meeting • Annual Fundraiser- board participation needed/required
On-boardingOrganizational Documents: Strategic Plan, Bylaws, FY Budget, Operating Principles, and others upon request.To apply: • Submit the one-page Board Application (available on the Sarah House website) and your résumé to Foundation Chair Kim Marcum-Mercier (cell: 513-520-0199, email: [email protected] ). PLEASE WRITE “NEW BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION” in the subject line.   Website:
Additional InfoIf interested in applying for this board position, please see additional information below.Thank-you for your interest in Sarah House!Kim Marcum-Mercier, RNFounder-Chair
Our missionTo provide a home that focuses on maintaining the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses and essential support for their families. It includes the management of distressing symptoms and the provision of respite care, comfort care and bereavement.
Children, Health