The Community Foundation plays a pivotal role in the health of this region. It demonstrates how residents take charge of their own opportunities and its challenges.” - Andrew B. Paterson

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Board of Director Package

General Guidelines for Board of Directors of the Kenora & LOW Community Foundation 

  • Support the mission and goals of the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation;
  • Participate in Board activities, including meetings, strategic planning and governance;
  • Act as a responsible and prudent trustee;
  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for the KLOWRCF specifically, and for community philanthropy in general;
  • Identify and introduce the Foundation to potential funders, donors and sponsors;
  • Nurture and steward positive relationships with others, including directors (past and present), staff, volunteers, donors and sponsors.

Requirements

All Board members are expected to:

  • Make a time commitment of approximately 10 hours per month;
  • Attend 6 Board meetings and one strategic planning session per year;
  • Support the work of at least one committee.

Desirable Qualities

 As a respected member in the community, you are knowledgeable in at least one of the following areas:

  • Fund development;
  • Philanthropy;
  • Outreach and Engagement;
  • Board governance;
  • Strategic thinking;
  • Finance + Investment.

Other

  • Board size: Maximum of 12;
  • Term: 3 years, with a maximum of 3 terms (up to 9 consecutive years).

Download 2016 Board of Director/Volunteer Member Application Form

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