We need a few directors for the board of the Spring Creek Homesteading Fund.
If you’re interested, please let me know.
Q&A adapted from Starting & Building a Nonprofit, by Peri H. Pakroo, published by NOLO Press:
What is Spring Creek Homesteading Fund?
Spring Creek Homesteading Fund is a nonprofit incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania to support local self-sufficiency within the Spring Creek Watershed of Central Pennsylvania, by accepting donations and offering grants for the purchase of seeds, plants, tools and building materials for new, renovated or expanded food gardens and orchards, greenhouses, community kitchens, farmers markets, and workshop programs in the homesteading arts. We are not yet an IRS 501(c)3 organization, so donations are not currently tax-deductable.
As a board member of Spring Creek Homesteading Fund, what will I be responsible for?
As a member of the Spring Creek Homesteading Fund board of directors, you will help the fund stay true to its mission and achieve its goals. You will be expected to participate in brief board meetings every other month, beginning with an initial organizational meeting in mid-to-late September 2011. You may have additional responsibilities if you join committees or volunteer for projects.
How long will I serve on the board?
Board members serve a one-year term.
As a board member, are there any legal issues I need to worry about?
Under state law, board members are expected to use reasonable care when making decisions or taking actions (exercise duty of care). Board members also have a duty of loyalty, meaning you must act in the best interests of the Spring Creek Homesteading Fund. In general, you will not be held personally liable for your work on the board, unless you act fraudulently or with gross negligence.