Criteria and Expectations

Each member agrees to:

1. Make The Dougy Center one of their top three priorities in giving (i.e. among church, alma mater, etc.)

2. Give an annual contribution to The Dougy Center (this contribution does not have to be personal, i.e. it may be a ‘give or get’ donation; special circumstances of Board members which prohibit this may be taken into account)

3. Play an active role in developing friends and supporters of The Dougy Center

4. Attend regularly the scheduled Board meetings

Criteria for New Board members:

We are looking for people who:

1. Exemplify the mission and cause represented by The Dougy Center—compassionate, independent, committed people

2. Are fueled to assist in The Dougy Center’s growth and development by a passionate belief in the importance of the service offered to grieving children and families

3. Have positions of strong influence, and who can leverage community involvement

4. Have the willingness to make phone calls or visits, sign letters, that will open doors to corporate, foundation and individual givers

5. Will be involved in the development of a comprehensive fund raising plan and be thoroughly familiar with and committed to it

6. Lead by example in their commitment, giving and involvement

7. Will advocate for the organization with all contacts—especially potential donors

8. Are willing to accompany the Executive Director on calls to solicit prospects

9. Motivate others to get involved and give

10. Will join the Board and “hit the ground running,” by proactively learning and assisting the Board and staff to seek excellence in program services and all aspects of the organization