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Board of Directors: The BOD drives the direction of Project Koru, with responsibilities that include Organization Governance, Fundraising Direction, Community Interaction, and Growth and Vision. The BOD meets monthly, with sometimes more frequent communication via email and phone. A $2000 give or get contribution is required. Committee Role: Committees are teams of people who meet to plan, develop, and help carry out various aspects of Project Koru's mission. Medical Review Committee: Committee members work together or independently to review Project Koru medical forms submitted by applicants' oncology team or PCP office. It is the responsibility of the MRC to determine applicants' ability to participate in the physical aspects of Camp Koru. Trustee/Advisor Role: A Trustee or Advisor helps provide valuable input, ideas and support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors based on professional experience. As a trustee, you do not have any legal or formal responsibilities.













Board of Directors Composition
  • The Board of Directors maintains participation between 3 and 11 members
  • This is an all-volunteer board without compensation. All Directors are covered under a $1,000,000 Directors & Officers Liability Policy
  • Project Koru seeks a balanced representation from diverse stakeholders, ethnicities, incomes, geographic areas, and skillsets. 
Board of Directors Qualifications
  • Passion for helping people affected by cancer
  • Ability to attend quarterly meetings in person or by phone
  • Experience serving on boards and/or working with nonprofits
  • Additional Qualification: Experience with organizational support, such as operations, legal, financial, fundraising, marketing, and coaching.
Board of Directors Roles & Responsibilities
  • Board member's length of service is 2 years, which can be renewed for a total of 6 years.
  • Board members should be able to attend 3 out of the 4 board meetings (quarterly).
  • Board members ensure that the work of the CEO is aligned with the mission and vision of Project Koru.
  • Board members are required to be knowledgable of Project Koru programs, and agree to talk about Project Koru programs with constituents and the community. They may be called upon to represent Project Koru at events (public speaking is optional). The CEO is available to assist board members message crafting and/or presentation, if requested.
  • Board members are responsible for overseeing proper fiscal management, approving annual budgets, and ensuring proper management and use of Project Koru assets.
  • Board members are responsible for establishing Project Koru policies, reviewing and changing them as necessary.
  • Each Board member will contribute $2000 per calendar year, either through personal donation or donation connection.
  • Board members are required to communicate with fellow board members and the CEO using email, Google Docs, and Evernote. If a board member requires training or technical support  to use these programs, the CEO or a board member will provide that training. The CEO and Board of Directors do their due diligence to keep email volume to a minimum.
  • Board members are asked to attend and participate in the planning and promotion of the organization's fundraising events. Additionally, board members will be asked to provide 1-3 names of major gift prospects.
  • Board members are required to read staff-prepared Board packets in preparation for board meetings.
  • Board members are required to read the Project Koru Bylaws within the first month of their term, and ask for clarification from the CEO or Board Chair if needed.