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NorthStar is also looking to expand their diverse Board of Directors.

The mission of the NorthStar Connections Organization is: To provide dignified and consistent person-centered advocacy for vulnerable adults through prevention, crisis stabilization, and long-term wrap around services rooted in excellence, integrity, and truth.

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for

  • determining the mission and purposes of the organization
  • selecting and evaluating the performance of the CEO/executive director
  • strategic and organizational planning
  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • fundraising and resource development
  • approving and monitoring NorthStar Organization’s programs and services
  • enhancing NorthStar Organization’s public image
  • assessing its own performance as the governing body of the NorthStar Organization

Each individual board member is expected to

  • know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the NorthStar Connections Organization to advance its mission
  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve NorthStar Connections mission
  • give a meaningful personal financial donation
  • help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy
  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • participate fully in one or more committees