Presenting Board Orientation Chs


Published on

Cherry Hill Seminary 2010 Board Orientation

Published in: Spiritual, Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Presenting Board Orientation Chs

  1. 1. Presenting: Board Orientation<br />Cherry Hill Seminary<br />
  2. 2. Section1<br />Overview of the<br />Nonprofit Sector<br />
  3. 3. Overview of the Nonprofit Sector<br />America’s Three Sectors<br />Private Sector<br />lBusiness and industry<br />Public Sector<br />lGovernment and <br /> public educational systems<br />Nonprofit Sector<br />lCharitable organizations, membership associations, professional societies<br />
  4. 4. Overview of the Nonprofit Sector<br />What Is the Nonprofit Sector?<br />t Homeless shelters and soup kitchens<br />lColleges and universities<br />lSupport and counseling services<br />lHospitals and community health centers<br />lAdvocacy and public education groups<br />lMembership associations<br />lEnvironmental and conservation groups<br />lPerforming arts and fine arts organizations<br />lChurches, temples, and mosques<br />lCredit unions<br />lVeterans and service clubs<br />lSororities and fraternities<br />
  5. 5. Overview of the Nonprofit Sector<br />Types of Nonprofits<br />Charities (Section 501(c)(3) of IRS tax code)<br />lSpecial Olympics, YMCA, Metropolitan Museum of Art<br />Professional and Trade Associations (501(c)(6))<br />lAmerican Dental Association,<br /> AARP, National PTA <br />National Social Welfare Organizations (501(c)(4))<br />lNAACP, National Organization for Women, Sierra Club<br />Social Organizations (501(c)(7))<br />lSwimming clubs, garden clubs, alumni associations<br />
  6. 6. Overview Of The Nonprofit Sector<br />What Is the Nonprofit Sector?<br />lApproximately 1.6 million nonprofit organizations in the U.S.<br />lCombined revenues<br /> of more than $670 billion<br />lOne in 12 Americans<br />works for a nonprofit<br />l56 percent of adults volunteer for nonprofits<br />lCombined contributions of $190.16 billion in 1999<br />
  7. 7. Section 2<br />About <br />Cherry Hill Seminary<br />
  8. 8. About Cherry Hill Seminary<br />Mission<br />Cherry Hill Seminary provides quality higher<br />education and practical training in Pagan<br />ministry.<br />
  9. 9. About Cherry Hill Seminary<br />Vision<br />Cherry Hill Seminary supports Pagans and their communities by — <br />Providing an extensive education in diverse aspects of Pagan philosophy, practice, and skilled ministry; <br />Supplementing existing ritual and magical skills with training for professional ministry and counseling; <br />Serving as an ongoing resource for individual continuing education; and <br />Providing a forum for scholarship and community <br />
  10. 10. About Cherry Hill Seminary<br />History<br />1996Founded by Kirk White in Bethel, Vermont.Privately-owned, site-based classes at White’s homePastoral Counseling Dept. started by Cat Chapin-Bishop.<br />2000 Incorporated in the state of Vermont<br />2003Judy Harrow, Macha NightMare, Laura Wildman-Hanlon begin teaching<br />2006White applies for tax-exempt status in March<br /> White asks Holli Emore to chair a new board of directors.<br />2007January – First board of directors.<br /> IRS grants tax exemption in March<br />2008Board asks Emore to resign as board chair, come to work as director<br /> First board retreat, March 1, in Columbia, SC.<br /> Cynthia Collins named Academic Dean in fall<br /> First annual appeal fundraising raises over $11,000<br />2009 Second annual appeal raised about $22,000<br /> Fall rollout first master’s level courses for degrees<br />
  11. 11. About Cherry Hill Seminary<br />Programs<br />Began offering five master’s degrees in fall 2009, including a Master of Divinity<br />Continue to offer certificate level classes, called PCELL Department.<br />Additional one unit hour topical courses called “Foundations” <br />Residential “intensives” at retreat or conference locations<br />Anyone may take a course; if not a matriculated student they must have permission to audit a master’s class.<br />
  12. 12. About Cherry Hill Seminary<br />Finances<br />Sources of Income, 2009:<br />57% tuition ($16,000))<br />39% contributions ($11,000)<br />4% sales & student fees ($1,000<br />Current Budget: < $50,000<br />(underfunded at this time)<br />
  13. 13. About Cherry Hill Seminary<br />Strategic Plan: Year 1<br />Goal 1: Build financial foundation <br />Goal 2: Build academic foundation<br />Goal 3: Marketing Plan<br />Goal 4: Leadership & Organizational Capacity Building<br />Goal 5: Develop Programs<br />
  14. 14. About Cherry Hill Seminary<br />Strategic Plan: Year 2<br />Goal 1: Continue building financial foundation<br />Goal 2: Meet most state requirements for licensure.<br />Goal 3: Marketing Implementation<br />Goal 4: Leadership & Organizational Capacity Building<br />Goal 5: Develop Programs<br />
  15. 15. About Cherry Hill Seminary<br />Strategic Plan: Year 3<br />Goal 1: Continue growing program<br />Goal 2: Prepare for accreditation application.<br />Goal 3: Marketing Ongoing<br />Goal 4: Leadership & Organizational Capacity Building<br />Goal 5: Develop Programs<br />
  16. 16. About Cherry Hill Seminary<br /><ul><li> Master’s & PCELL rollout
  17. 17. Student & faculty/staff handbooks
  18. 18. Identify & recruit needed faculty
  19. 19. Online CHS library
  20. 20. Marketing plan, director, research
  21. 21. Expand board
  22. 22. Hire administrative support
  23. 23. Expand fundraising</li></li></ul><li>Section 3<br />About the Board<br />
  24. 24. About the Board<br />Current Board Officers<br />Aline O’Brien, Board Chair (Class of 2011)<br />William Blumberg, Vice-Chair (Class of 2012)<br />Ryk Hall, Treasurer (Class of 2012)<br />Tony Mierzwicki, Secretary (Class of 2011)<br />
  25. 25. About the Board<br />Committees<br />Executive Committee, Aline O’Brien, Chair<br />Board Development committee, Aline O’Brien, Chair<br />Finance committee, Ryk Hall, Chair<br />Fundraising Committee, Kirk Thomas, Chair<br />Accreditation Committee, Michael McDermott, Chair<br />Strategic Planning Committee, William Blumberg, Chair<br />By-Laws Committee, Gretchen Faulk, Chair<br />
  26. 26. About the Board<br />Board Composition and Recruitment<br />15 board members<br />Meet monthly, with occasional exceptions<br />Three-year terms<br />Two consecutive term maximum service<br />Board Development Committee leads recruitment and nominating process<br />
  27. 27. About the Board<br />Reading List<br />Bylaws<br />Board policies<br />Board biographies<br />Prior year’s annual audit<br />Budget<br />Annual report<br />Strategic plan<br />Case statement<br />
  28. 28. About the Board<br />Board Calendar <br />Board meetings / dates<br />Fund-raising events / dates<br />Chief executive performance evaluation / date<br />Annual retreat / date<br />Annual audit / date<br />
  29. 29. Section 4<br />Board Roles and<br /> Responsibilities<br />
  30. 30. Board Roles and Responsibilities<br />Organizational Governance<br />l Authority<br />l Accountability<br />
  31. 31. Board Roles and Responsibilities<br />Key Roles of the Board<br /><ul><li>Set Organizational Direction
  32. 32. Provide Oversight
  33. 33. Ensure Necessary Resources</li></li></ul><li>Board Roles and Responsibilities<br />Set Organizational Direction<br />Responsibilities:<br />Participate in regular strategic planning (every three years)<br />Determine organization’s mission<br />Set the vision for the future<br />Establish organizational values<br />Set major goals and develop strategies<br />Approve operational or annual plans<br />
  34. 34. Board Roles and Responsibilities<br />Ensure Necessary Resources<br />Responsibilities:<br /><ul><li>Hire capable executive leadership
  35. 35. Ensure adequate financial resources
  36. 36. Promote positive public image
  37. 37. Ensure the presence of a capable and responsible board</li></li></ul><li>Board Roles and Responsibilities<br />Provide Oversight<br />Responsibilities:<br /><ul><li>Oversee financial management
  38. 38. Minimize exposure to risk
  39. 39. Measure progress on strategic plan
  40. 40. Monitor and evaluate programs and services
  41. 41. Provide legal and moral oversight
  42. 42. Evaluate the chief executive (annually)
  43. 43. Evaluate itself (every two to three years)</li></li></ul><li>Board Roles and Responsibilities<br />Individual Board MemberResponsibilities<br />Act in Accordance With Legal Standards<br />Duty of Care<br />lStay informed and ask questions<br />Duty of Loyalty<br /> l Show undivided allegiance to organization’s welfare<br />Duty of Obedience<br />lStay faithful to the organization’s mission<br />
  44. 44. Board Roles and Responsibilities<br />Individual Board MemberResponsibilities<br />l Participate in the governance of the organization<br />l Work on committees and task forces<br />l Volunteer services to the organization outside of their board work<br />l Serve as ambassadors to the community<br />
  45. 45. Board Roles and Responsibilities<br />Individual Board MemberResponsibilities<br />Participate in Fund-Raising Activities<br />l Make a personal financial contribution<br />l Provide names of potential donors<br />l Visit funders<br />l Write thank-you notes<br />l Attend fund-raising events<br />l Act as a resource to director of development<br />and chief executive<br />