Call for Board of Directors

Nature’s Mystery is working towards establishing a 501©3. We are actively recruiting community members for our board of directors. If you or someone you know has some time and related skills to volunteer for this cause, please be in contact.

Key qualities of a good board member can be summarized as:

  • Passion – deep interest in the mission of our organization.
  • Vision and Leadership — the ability to see the big picture and the commitment to achieve the organization’s mission.
  • Stewardship — the integrity to serve the interests and pursue the goals of our organization, as well as the interests of the public and your organization’s intended beneficiaries.
  • Knowledge — knowledge of your constituents and operations and organizational and managerial acumen.
  • Diligence — dedication and commitment to fulfilling our organization’s goals.
  • Collegiality — possessing a sincere and respectful attitude toward colleagues, community allies, and their views.
  • Discretion — Maintains confidentiality of board discussions and speaks with one voice when representing the organization to the community.

~ Sourced from BEH Inc.

Duty of Care

A board member must be active in organizational planning and decision making. Board members must exercise reasonable care when he or she makes a decision for the organization.

Duty of Loyalty

A board member must never use information gained through his/her position for personal gain and must always act in the best interests of the organization. Board members must avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts.

Duty of Obedience

A board member must be faithful to the nonprofit organization’s mission. He or she cannot act in a way that is inconsistent with the organization’s goals. The public trusts the board to manage donated funds to fulfill the organization’s mission.

Also, our board must:

  • Make sure that the organization follows the law
  • Approve all key contracts
  • Attend most board meetings, thus indicating a dedication to the organization
  • Hire and supervise the executive director
  • Make sure the organization remains financially solvent by evaluating financial policies, approving budgets, and reviewing financial reports

~ Sourced from The Balance Small Business