f.r.e.s.h. Board Application

 

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The f.r.e.s.h. Board is the governing body of Houston Food Bank's f.r.e.s.h. young professionals, an action-oriented service organization. The Board is composed of its most committed members who will lead the planning, implementation, and execution of f.r.e.s.h. events and programs. In addition the Board will oversee membership engagement and help bring awareness to the issue of hunger through fundraising, advocacy, social, and volunteer efforts.

 

Expectations of all board members are as follows:

  • • Be a f.r.e.s.h. Young Professionals Member
  • • Fulfill a fundraising goal of $1,000, or choose the flexible goal of $500 with more minimum hours served during the fiscal year.
  • • Complete a minimum of 20 service hours at the Houston Food Bank, or choose the flexible goal of 40 service hours during the fiscal year.
  • • Attend board meetings for 1.5 hours, every 8 weeks.
  • • Serve on a committee; see committee descriptions below (approximate time commitment is 5 hours each month).
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It is the intention for every board member to serve on a committee; however, the Secretary position would not have this requirement, since this person would act a board meeting scribe, archivist, and historian during the year. Each committee requires a commitment of 5 hours monthly. The committee descriptions are as follows:

  • • Fundraising: The Fundraising Committee is responsible for developing corporate relationships, pursuing sponsorships; as well as planning and executing fundraising events. The committee will also align with the Membership and Programming Committees to ensure all fundraising opportunities are optimized across all platforms of f.r.e.s.h. member engagement.
  • • Membership: The Membership Committee is responsible for recruitment, retention, and engagement of f.r.e.s.h. members through planning and executing member-oriented events-providing f.r.e.s.h. members with opportunities for philanthropic and social engagement.

  • In an effort match board members with committees, please select all committees that are of interest to you. Each board member typically serves on one committee during the fiscal year, with an opportunity to work with other committees through a teaming approach adopted to achieve our objectives. As you indicate your interests, keep in mind any professional skills or education you can contribute to the committee.
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Question - Required - Committee Involvement:

 

An opportunity may occur to become committee chair during the fiscal year. As a committee chair, you are responsible for coordinating strategy, committee member participation, and partnering with other committees. Beyond the initial 5 hour commitment as a member, a committee chair spends an additional 10 to 15 hours per month leading the committee.

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Question - Not Required - Are you interested in chairing a committee?


 

Short Essay Questions

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As stated above, as a board member you're expected to attend one in-person meeting every 8 weeks and exceptions need to be discussed with the chairs well in advance if you have a scheduling conflict.

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