ARC Innovator – Board Development Consultant
ARC Innovator Title:
Board Development Consultant
Who is the nonprofit partner?
EveryoneOn was born out of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski’s challenge to the broadband ecosystem to help close the adoption gap. EveryoneOn works with internet service providers to create and deploy low-cost internet offers, typically priced around $10 per month. The organization also offer a digital platform where a user can enter a zip code to find affordable internet, computers, and digital literacy education. EveryoneOne has a nationwide network of partners across sectors who drive internet adoption in communities. It is the nonprofit lead for ConnectHomeUSA, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development initiative to connect people living in public housing. EveryoneOn has connected more than 500,000 people to the internet since 2012.
What skills or interests do I need to do the project?
The Innovators should have experience experience with (or minimally, strong interest in) effective board management and board development/ They should have ability to identify potential board members and how they would align with EveryoneOn mission and needs. Also needed are research and data gathering skills including interviewing current team members and collecting best practices. The Innovator should possess a self-driven, entrepreneurial quality (this person will be asked to drive the process, rather than following direction from another team member).
What’s the project all about?
EveryoneOn is looking for a partner who can help develop and strengthen its board function. EveryonOne would like to grow the board, improve how it works, and increase its value to the organization. EveryoneOn believes its board of directors can play a more prominent role in strategy, fundraising, and governance. The Board Development Consultant will help the organization set expectations for board members, create procedures for tracking progress against expectations, identify potential new board members, and improve the level of engagement between the board and our leadership. The Board Development Consultant will interview team members to learn about current state and needs; research best practices around board development (as needed); identify potential board members that fit with organization mission and needs; draft board expectations and process; and draft list of ideas for increased board engagement.
What are the project objectives and deliverables?
- Create a set of board expectations and a process for holding members accountable to those expectations
- Draft a shortlist of board candidates based on preferences identified by leadership, with rationale for potential fit/alignment with EveryoneOn
- Identify suggestions for increasing engagement between the board and the rest of the organization
- Research and develop best practices for managing non-profit boards
- Research board fundraising models
Who from the organization will provide me with support?
The Executive team and Zach Leverenz, Executive Chair, will provide support on the project.
How long will the project take?
It is anticipated that the project will take 12-15 weeks.
Where will I complete the project?
The work can be done remotely or onsite.
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