BOARD AND COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS
revised 9/2/03

Lend your skills,

Lend your time,

Lend your talents,

. . . MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Your talents, commitment, enthusiasm, expertise and professional skills can work to help our older and disabled neighbors remain safe and independent in their own homes.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Each member, in collaboration with the entire Board:

  • Serves as an AMBASSADOR, reaching out and connecting the program to the whole community, and conferring credibility upon the organization.

  • Acts as a CONSULTANT, providing expertise and special skills to the program.

  • Fulfills the role of GOVERNOR, assuming legal and fiduciary responsibility for the program, and providing general oversight, planning and policy-making.

  • Is a SPONSOR, giving time and money to support thework of the program.

  • Works as a RESOURCE DEVELOPER, securing adequate financial, in-kind and human resources that enable the program to succeed.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Oversees program finances, as well as internal and external financial reports.

  • Drafts annual budgets.

  • Contacts local congregations and businesses for financial and in-kind support.

  • Investigates opportunities for foundation support, and help with grant-writing.

  • Consults with Board and other Committees regarding the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of various proposals.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE

  • Arranges for promotion of the IVC program using various local media.

  • Develops IVC promotional materials, such as brochures, newsletters, videos, etc.

  • Develops and oversees an effective marketing plan to help with program promotion and to secure needed resources.

  • Participates in community outreach events, senior expos, volunteer fairs, etc.

  • Helps to build positive and supportive relationships with area congregations, businesses and service providers.

VOLUNTEERS COMMITTEE

  • Provides advice and oversight regarding volunteer issues such as:  recruiting, screening, training, insuring, recognizing and supporting volunteers.
  • Helps with the development of various volunteer support materials, such as orientation agendas and handbooks.
  • Develops plans for recruiting specialized volunteers to serve as congregation liaisons.
  • Forms special short-term Ad Hoc Committee to plan and implement an annual event to recognize volunteers for their service.

BOARD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

  • Identifies and contacts future board and committee members.
  • Works with potential candidates to introduce them to the functions and structure of the Board.
  • Develops and reviews introductory materials for potential Board members, and orientation materials for new Board members.