RCE Greater Portland-2016

1. Project Title: 
Non-Profit Board Member Selection and Orientation
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
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3. Project partner contact information : 
RCE Greater Portland
Coordinating Organization
Main Contact: 
Kim Smith
Kim Smith
RCE Greater Portland
Alternative project contact: 
Lin Harmon-Walker
Board Member
4. Project type
5. Project description
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We established a formal board selection process, with an on-line application process.  All three applicants were accepted, with a total of 12 Board Members this year. The existing Board members completed the form as well, which allowed us to assess skillsets and complete a matrix to identify expertise, gaps, and demographic diversity.

A formal orientation process was developed, along with an orientation packet, which included contact information, goals and objectives, action plan, committee structure, meeting guidelines and modified consensus decision-making process, policies (political advocacy, privacy, conflict of interest, and finances), annual achievements, by-laws, and board member commitment.

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6. Project status
On Going
We will continue to use this selection and orientation process in the future, with the new cycle beginning again in late spring, to align with our budgetary and governance cycle from July 1- June 30.
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