To actively invest in the local development of the Safe Families for Children movement.
Each Development Board has a:
- A Chair, who also sits on the governing board.
- A Development Director, the staff point person who drives agendas and executes on action items.
There is no minimum expected donation for participating in board service, and no tracking of board member financial contributions beyond what is done for all donors. Each board member is asked and expected to give what they can, both in time and finances, to further the mission.
Term Length Time Commitment
- Development board members will serve 2 year teams. Should a board member become chair and join the governing board, this will start a new 2-year term.
- Board members should be prepared to volunteer around 5 hours per month, on average.
- Development boards meet 8 times a year.
- Board members are also expected to volunteer their time outside of meetings in support of local staff, volunteers, families, and children.
- Chairs will be expected to also sit on the governing board, an additional 4 meetings a year at minimum, and time commitment of around 3 hours per month, on average.
How the Development Board Connects
- Each development board has a chair who sits on the governing board of 1000 Generations board of directors, and can advocate at the governance level for the needs and concerns of their local site.
- The development board connects to the Safe Families for Children national organization as well as local staff through the local development director, who attends development board meetings, drives agenda items between meetings, and brings decisions and guidance to local staff.