• Basic Eligibility

    Our Board of Directors consists of donors - individuals to generously share their time, talent, treasure and ties. Board members serve up to four three-year terms. Terms follow a calendar year. Our board currently schedules meetings six times a year in January, April, May, July, September, and October.

    Please contact us if you are a Community Foundation donor or want to become a donor, are a United States citizen who resides, works, or has a place of business in the United States, are willing to serve without compensation, and have any of the following skills or experience:

    Nonprofit governance: provides strategic leadership to a nonprofit organization. It entails the functions of setting direction, making policy and strategy decisions, overseeing and monitoring organizational performance, and ensuring overall accountability
    Board development: knowledge and experience in expanding a nonprofit board’s capacity to govern effectively
    Nonprofit finance/tax issues: understands of nonprofit accounting and finance (e.g. IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt regulations, financial policies, financial statements, etc.)
    Nonprofit legal issues: understands of tax-exempt regulations and compliance requirements
    Other legal: knowledge of small business operations, liability, contract negotiations, etc.
    Human resources: up-to-date knowledge of nonprofit or small business employment law
    Business entrepreneurship: decision maker who organizes a venture to take advantage of opportunities and determines what, how, and how much of a good or service will be produced
    Fund development: partner in philanthropy who brings together a particular cause and the prospects and donors who are willing to invest in the cause
    Change leadership: experience with management of change and development within an organization
    Collaboration: ability to work with other organizations to a common purpose to achieve business benefit
    Complexity awareness: experience in identifying the cost drivers within a business
    Grantwriting: experience with completing applications that receive awards for funding from a government department, corporation, foundation, or trust
    Economic development: experience with business attraction, retention, and development
    Community development: brings community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems
    Grantmaking: experience awarding funds to an organization or group to undertake charitable activities (experience with nonprofit scholarship award process a plus)

  • Click the above link for more information for prospective Board members. Note: Board meeting days and times are subject to change on an annual basis. Please contact us for the current meeting schedule.

  • Please complete the application and return it by email to info@brcofoundation.org or mail to 2 W. Chicago Street, Suite E-1, Coldwater.