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Overview of Board Responsibilities


Board Nominations

The Alliance nomination committee wants to hear from you!  Alliance board members are elected every year. Nominations will be open until March 12th, 2018. Please contact wwilson@snakeriveralliance.org to volunteer!  Ballots will be available for our members on our website starting April 1st, 2018 and will be due back by April 27th, 2018.

Overview of Board of Director Responsibilities

Board members are volunteers with legal responsibility for governing the SRA.  Board members are responsible for determining policy in all areas of the organization and ensuring that its policies are effectively implemented. The Board especially focuses on

  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Strategic planning
  • Personnel (the board hires, evaluates and may dismiss the Executive Director)
  • Financial management
  • Program planning and oversight
  • Stewarding the mission of the organization for its members
Board members are expected to:
  • Be a dues-paying member of the Snake River Alliance
  • Learn about and support SRA’s mission and goals
  • Be willing to represent the organization to the public and/or our members
  • Evaluate the performance of the Executive Director
  • Ensure that the ED adheres to accepted ethical and professional standards
  • Attend quarterly meetings of the Board (at least by phone), two weekend retreats a year and assigned committee meetings
  • Review meeting materials in advance of any meeting and be prepared to think about and discuss agenda items
  • Participate in planning for the future and evaluate previous work
  • Declare any conflict of interest, whether real or with the potential to be perceived as such
  • Assist in developing the annual budget and effectively manage SRA’s resources
  • Remain accountable to our members, donors and the public
  • Have fun and learn new things.
 Time Required
  • Conference calls (2 hours per quarter)
  • Meeting prep and e-mails, phone calls (1 hours per month)
  • Two Board Face to Face Meetings (usually a weekend in December and one in June)
  • Board Fundraising Committee and other committee assignments (10 hours per year).
  • Make personal connections and Alliance events (1 hour per month)
  • Executive Committee membership requires an additional 4 hours per month.
Length of Commitment

Each Board term is two years and members may be re-elected upon expiration.

Financial Commitment

Board members are asked to support the Alliance financially at a level that makes it one of your own personal “top charities”.

Benefits of Board Service
  • Working with great people who are committed to social and environmental justice work in Idaho
  • Learning about important local, national and global issues
  •  Learning how citizens can influence public policy
  • Development of personal and professional skills

For more information on board membership, please contact Wendy Wilson, wwilson@snakeriveralliance.org