Chapter Board of Directors - JDRF

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Chapter Board of Directors FY15 / FY16 Handbook

Dear Chapter Board Member, JDRF was founded over 40 years ago by families like ours who came together around a kitchen table with one goal – to mobilize the type one community to find a cure. What began as two people has become a team of thousands, supporting millions, all working collaboratively for a world without T1D. Respect and responsibility to each other were keys to JDRF growing from those initial conversations around a kitchen table to the largest private funder of T1D research in the world. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to share the Chapter Board Handbook. This version includes a few edits, suggested as a result of a comprehensive evaluation from the field, to ensure both greater clarity and reinforce the importance of the volunteer/staff partnership - a tradition that honors the unique contributions of the thousands of individuals around the world who roll up their sleeves and contribute their time, talent, and treasure, and the nearly 700 women and men who dedicate their professional careers in pursuit of our shared mission. Together we welcome you as a board member in your local chapter and thank you for your service and dedication. With our renewed commitment to JDRF One Walk and Leadership Giving, FY 16 promises to be a pivotal year for JDRF. Our volunteer leaders – working front and center with our staff – will be central to our continued success. We hope you find this revised version of the handbook, which once again includes chapter operating guidelines and updated information on both the nominating process and the Boards of Distinction process, to be helpful as you embark on a new fiscal year. On behalf of our families and colleagues, thank you for all that you do to help create a world without T1D. With Gratitude,

John Brady Chairman, International Board of Directors

Derek Rapp President and CEO

TABLES OF CONTENTS Chapter Board Members: Core Duties .................................................................................... 1 The Volunteer/Staff Partnership: The Cornerstone of JDRF .................................................... 3 Becoming a Board of Distinction: The Six Drivers of Success ................................................... 5 The Board Nominating Process: Evaluating the Current, Building the Future .......................... 8 Chapter Operating Guidelines .............................................................................................. 10 OnePlace for Volunteers ...................................................................................................... 15

JDRF CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS: CORE DUTIES JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources and leverage talent in pursuit of our mission to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). Chapters and branches exist to support local networks of donors, volunteers, and advocates who tell our stories, share our vision, and fundraise to support our agenda of a world without T1D. JDRF plays a unique role as the leading global organization funding T1D research. While we partner with many local and national diabetes organizations that provide complementary support services, JDRF’s razor-sharp focus on funding research over the past 40+ years has allowed us to make significant progress in achieving our mission. Unlike some other national organizations and most local nonprofits, our chapters and branches are not independent 501 (c)(3) organizations, but instead function as business units of a national organization with an International Board of Directors (IBOD) providing governance, policy, and fiduciary oversight. While chapter Executive Directors are hired by and report directly to Regional Directors, members of our local boards serve a vital role in achieving the JDRF mission and have three primary responsibilities: