Board Member – Fundraising
Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center

215 E. 14th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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Board Member – Fundraising

Our boardThe Ignite Peace board is a working board of 11-15 people, that meet every other month as a full board with committee meetings on off months. Officer roles include board chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary. Committees include finance, development, and governance. Board Leaders receive updates from Ignite Peace on the regular mailing list, are encouraged to participate in programming events, and are encouraged to help with visioning and strategic planning.
PositionThe Development Committee is responsible to provide leadership, guidance, and support to the organization in matters related to marketing, fundraising, special events and other philanthropic objectives consistent with the mission and values of the organization.Primary fundraising events include our Annual Gathering and participation in the Flying Pig as a partner charity utilizing peer-to-peer fundraising. We also have a number of direct mail appeals to encourage individual giving, grants to community foundations, and community partnerships.
Desired skills
Grants, Fundraising*
WhenEvery other month on the third Thursday of the month from 4-6pm
WhereIgnite Peace Office inside the Peaslee Neighborhood Center at 215 E. 14th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Commitment1 to 3 hours/month
DonationWe strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
RequirementsBoard leaders are asked to agree and commit to the following responsibilities:1.Understand and advocate for Ignite Peace’s purpose, vision, mission, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, needs, organizational structure and staff.2.Attend at least 80% of Board and Committee meetings (to which I am assigned), including advanced reading/understanding of background materials, financials and agenda.3.Make a personal financial investment at a level that is meaningful to me.4.Bring/encourage/influence external resources within my spheres of influence to contribute human and financial resources to Ignite Peace.5.Attend Ignite Peace fund raising and programmatic events during the calendar year.6.Act in the best interests of Ignite Peace, and excuse myself from discussions or activities where I have a real or perceived conflict of interest.7.Serve as a contributing leader or member of at least one Board committee.8.Act as a resource or adviser to the Ignite Peace Coordinator and/or members of the Staff, partnering toward achievement of Ignite Peace’s goals.
On-boardingInterested individuals are encouraged to meet with the Executive Director and a current Ignite Peace Board Leader to assess qualifications and fit. Ideally someone would first be involved in a program or board committee. A candidate would meet with the Executive Director and a vote would be taken at a board meeting to approve the new member. The new member would attend the following board meeting as their first meeting.
Additional InfoIgnite Peace seeks board leaders who are passionate about our mission (Ignite Peace educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society) and has skills they are willing to share. Board leaders are the individuals who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, and make sure Ignite Peace has enough resources to advance the mission.
Our missionTo imagine, practice and promote a Nonviolent Greater Cincinnati by working toward solidarity with individuals and organizations to dismantle structures of violence.
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