Board Mission Statement

To encourage community investment through private giving to ensure the people of Benton County the full measure of resources, service, and access befitting a great public library.

BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

GOVERNANCE
Treat the Foundation as one of your top personal community activities.
Attend Board meetings regularly and the meetings of the committee on which you serve.

ADVOCACY
Become familiar with the Library’s finances, programs, and services
Be an active ambassador of the Library to the community.
Build relationships with community members.

PLANNING & POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Participate in the Board’s long-range planning responsibilities.
Oversee policy development.

FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
Exercise fiduciary responsibility/trusteeship of financial gifts.
Oversee all gifts to the Foundation.
Participate in the determination as to how gifts to the Foundationare allocated.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Assist the Foundation in its efforts to obtain financial support through cash gifts, gifts of stocks and bonds, bequests in wills, multi-year pledges, estate gifts for long-term endowments, etc.
As a Board member, give to the Foundation at a financial level you believe is appropriate.

STANDING COMMITTEES

NOMINATING
Duties include nomination of new Foundation Board members as well as Foundation officers, assembling and/or adding new materials to the “new member” binders and meeting with new members to familiarize them with the material in the binder.

DONOR RECOGNITION & EVENTS
Responsible for planning and organizing public events for the Foundation. Recommends donor recognition policies and updates donor boards annually.

MARKETING & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Sets marketing plans and oversees production of all literature and materials to keep integrity of the marketing campaign.  Responsible for the Website and  newsletter articles. Takes the lead in developing and carrying out the Foundation’s various fundraising activities, including the annual mail appeal.

FINANCE
Responsible for the strategy for investing as well as the accounting of committed funds and establishing the budget.

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