I WANT TO GET INVOLVED BY: (SELECT ALL THAT APPLY)
Special Skills/Areas of Expertise -- Please check all special skills or areas of expertise you would
contribute to The Fostered Gift.
Attributes: A board is more than a collection of individuals. It is an entity that governs, approves,
strategy and engages in robust discussion and debate on relevant issues. It must act as a single
entity. As such, the personality styles and traits that, when added to our current board members,
will enhance the ability of the board members to work together as a governing body.
Past and Present Nonprofit Experience
Date of Service
BOARD MEMBER REQUIREMENTS
Fundraising: Among other responsibilities board members play a key role in raising funds for our
organization. It is an expectation of board service that will introduce people in your sphere of
influence to our work and invite them to know and do more -- as prospective volunteers, board
members, staff and as donors. Our organization commits to providing you with the information and
tools necessary for you to stand as a vocal and visible ambassador for our work. Further, we expect
every board member to make an annual financial commitment for each year of board service. Our
minimum board gift is $50.00.
Time: Board service is a true commitment of time and energy. We estimate that board service could
be a commitment of 2 to 10 hours each month. In addition, we ask that you commit to volunteering
at least 1 community event per year that the organization participates in.
All potential board members, volunteers and staff will agree to a background check performed. All
Board members will agree to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The board meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Board members will be required to attend at least 9 meetings per year.
Do you have any concerns or potential issues with any of these?
Do you have any questions about the responsibilities of a board member?
Who recommended you for board service?
I authorize the verification of the information provided on this form and my signature means I agree
to full participation in The Fostered Gift for the duration of my service. A copy of this
application is on file with TFG and provided for my records.