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Board of Directors Volunteer Member Representative

Vision: All people in Wisconsin have the literacy skills to reach their full potential.

Mission: Changing lives by strengthening literacy statewide.

Purpose: Responsible for supporting and enhancing the mission of Wisconsin Literacy by participating in fundraising, strategic planning, providing guidance regarding continuous service improvement, guaranteeing a stable financial base for the agency, and communicating the mission of Wisconsin Literacy to the wider community.

Specific Duties:

  • Make a serious commitment to the cause of adult and family literacy, as well as health and workplace literacy.
  • Attend six board meetings per year (three virtual).
  • Participate actively on one or more Wisconsin Literacy committees.
  • Make a personally significant annual financial contribution. 
  • Promote and facilitate relationships that will contribute resources.
  • Attend Board orientation meeting and Board development training when offered.
  • Provide guidance to Wisconsin Literacy’s Executive Director.
  • Create and implement a strategic plan for ensuring the organization’s success.
  • Commit to supporting Wisconsin Literacy’s work through a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens.
  • Participate in Wisconsin Literacy activities that result from Board decisions.
  • Assist with the development of financial and community resources.
  • Disclose potential conflicts of interest as they arise.
  • Participate in an annual evaluation of the Board's work.
  • Responsible to the Board Chair

Time Commitment:  

There are six board meetings each year, three are virtual (1.5 hours long) and three are in-person in Madison, Milwaukee or other location in the state depending on board make-up. The in-person meetings are 3 hours in length and include lunch. The board meets the 2nd Friday of even numbered months.

Additional committee meetings/responsibilities require an additional time commitment by a virtual meeting during odd-numbered months. Member literacy agency representatives are elected by members and may serve two 2-year terms.

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