American Diabetes Association Seeks Board Member

This is cross-posted from the 40 Below Civic Engagement Task Force blog. What strikes me about this board position is that the metrics are well-defined. You don't just have to show up to meetings and generally support and promote the organization. If you can't raise $1,500, you're responsible for donating it, etc.


Position Name: Leadership Board – at large member
Job Summary: The Leadership Board–Corporate Development member provides access to resources or constituents important to accomplishment of ADA’s mission
Reporting Line: Position reports to Chair/President of the Board
Time Commitment: 4 hours per month from Sept. 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010; Two year term, repeatable for up to 2 years
Corp Recruitment member is responsible for:

  • Understanding the American Diabetes Association’s mission and programs
  • Attending the local Leadership Board, which meets 4 per year
  • Securing financial and/or volunteer support from the community and/or own company
  • Utilize community contacts to support priority events

Raising Dollar Commitment:

  • Market's financial goal for the fiscal year is $.5 million
  • Raise or personally contribute $1,500 or locate a corporate sponsor(s) of equal value
  • Generate support from own company or organization for priority fund-raising events; i.e., Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes and The Tour de Cure.
  • Participate in at least one fund-raising event and serve on one Executive Committee

Recruiting Volunteers Commitment:

  • Recommending an assisting in recruitment of potential event or committee member throughout the year
  • Use existing relationships to leverage opportunities and open doors to support ADA in reaching its market's goals
  • Identify at least one non-participating company and create access for ADA

Reaching People Commitment:

  • Participate in at least one program/advocacy event
  • Work to create relationships with new corporations

Candidate Profile:

  • Lives or works in the board area
  • Possesses resources and contacts that can help impact the success of the local ADA

Staff Resources:

Director: Tom Czajak (315) 438-8687 x3666,

Some Facts About Diabetes

» Total: 23.6 million children and adults in the United States—7.8% of the population—have diabetes.
» Diagnosed: 17.9 million people
» Undiagnosed: 5.7 million people
» Pre-diabetes: 57 million people
» New Cases: 1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older each year.

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