LTC Board Orientation Presentation 2011

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Board Orientation for new members

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Board Orientation:

Board Orientation The Light of Truth Center, Inc.

Section 1:

Section 1 Overview of the Nonprofit Sector

Overview of the Nonprofit Sector:

Overview o f t he Nonprofit Sector America’s Three Sectors Private Sector Business and industry Public Sector Government and public educational systems Nonprofit Sector Charitable organizations, membership associations, professional societies

Overview of the Nonprofit Sector:

Overview o f t he Nonprofit Sector Who Is the Nonprofit Sector? Homeless shelters and soup kitchens Colleges and universities Support and counseling services Hospitals and community health centers A dvocacy and public education groups Membership associations Environmental and conservation groups

Overview of the Nonprofit Sector:

Overview o f t he Nonprofit Sector Wh o Is the Nonprofit Sector? (cont.) Performing arts and fine arts organizations Churches, temples, and mosques Credit unions Veterans and service clubs Sororities and fraternities

Overview of the Nonprofit Sector:

Overview of the Nonprofit Sector Types of Nonprofits Charities (Section 501(c)(3) of IRS tax code) Special Olympics, YMCA, Metropolitan Museum of Art Professional and Trade Associations (501(c)(6)) American Dental Association, AARP, National PTA National Social Welfare Organizations (501(c)(4)) NAACP, National Organization for Women, Sierra Club Social Organizations (501(c)(7)) Swimming clubs, garden clubs, a lumni associations

Overview of the Nonprofit Sector:

Overview o f t he Nonprofit Sector What Is the Nonprofit Sector? Approximately 1. 6 million nonprofit organizations in the U.S. In 2003, the total assets in charities totaled more than $1.76 trillion One in 12 Americans works for a nonprofit About 30 percent of Americans volunteer for nonprofits Combined contributions of $260 billion in 2005

Section 2:

Section 2 About Our Organization WELL Women Embracing Life & Love The Light of Truth Center, Inc. - A Continuum of Service

About Our Organization:

About Our Organization The Light of Truth Center, Inc. is a non‐profit organization dedicated to providing safe and supportive housing in an environment conducive to recovery, transition and restoration. This environment facilitates education, empowerment, enlightenment, and healing for women recovering from addictions. Mission

About Our Organization:

About Our Organization The Light of Truth Center (LTC) is a thought‐leader and innovator in women’s addiction recovery, serving as a national model with progressive philosophies and programs that surround women seeking recovery with the real  world support they need to recover fully and permanently. Vision

VISION:

VISION Continually researching, designing and testing forward‐thinking concepts that help women to heal and to end the cycle of addiction by focusing on the whole woman – her family, her work , and her community. The LTC manifests this vision by: Advocating for women in recovery through grassroots and national initiatives that educate, empower and evolve women, policy makers, and society as a whole.

VISION:

VISION Maintaining a commitment to redefining the standard of care given to women seeking recovery by promoting nontraditional alternatives that create positive perceptions and attitudes as well as profound change. The LTC manifests this vision by:

About Our Organization:

About Our Organization History 2011: Served over 120 clients (3 contractors, 5 part time staff volunteers) 2000: Opened the first Supportive Housing facility- Volunteer Run 2009 : Strategic plan adopted for years 2010 - 2013 2009 : Implemented the Women’s Wellness Program 2010 : Jefferson-Jones Center site opened 2011 : 3 sites in operation 1999: Founded by Rev Vaile Leonard

About Our Organization:

About Our Organization Programs and Services Supportive Housing Goal: To Provide Supportive Housing for women recovering from Drugs & Alcohol Provide Support Services & Treatment In 20 10 : Submitted state certification application 13 women received services and counseling 1736 Payson Street Baltimore City, West Side

About Our Organization:

About Our Organization Programs and Services Permanent Supportive Housing Goal: Provide Permanent Supportive Housing for women recovering from Drugs & Alcohol In 20 10 : Opened Permanent Supportive Housing for 8 women Jefferson Jones Center (JJC) 244 N. Patterson Park Avenue Baltimore City, East Side

About Our Organization:

About Our Organization Programs and Services Goal: To open a business Center and Financial Arm to LTC In 20 11 : Building under rennovations Program developed by Sharon Myrick for job readiness training and business ethics. 2233 Orleans Street Baltimore City, East Side Directly behind JJC

About Our Organization:

About Our Organization Programs and Services Women Wellness Program Goal: Provide life skills workshops for women In 20 11 : Developed a Women’s Wellness Program, Directed by Kimberly Raikes Implement program to asist women with learning life skills

About the Organization:

About t he Organization Finances Sources of Income, 2009-2010: 75% foundation grants 25% individual contributions Major Funders Include: Abell Foundation Weinberg Foundation France Merrick Maryland Affordable Housing Trust Current Net Worth: $. 5 Million

About the Organization:

About the Organization Fund r aising Fund r aising Goals for 2012 A re $50,000 Board Members A re Required t o: Purchase tickets to annual fundraising dinner Make a personal contribution Provide names of potential contributors

About Our Organization:

About Our Organization Relationships Community Partners One God One Thought Center for Better Livivng National Women’s Prison Project Baltimore Area Association for Supportive Housing On Purpose Networking for Women Corporate Volunteer Sponsors Episcopol Housing Corporation Women’s Talk Radio Neieghborhood Housing Services

Section 3:

? You Section 3 About Our Board ? You

About Our Board:

About Our Board Board Structure Board Officers Ginny Robertson, B oard C hair Vacant, V ice C hair Bea Bailey, Board T reasurer Constance Mann, Board S ecretary Carmelita Sewell, Member at Large Rose Fauntleroy, Member at Large Karen Clay, Member at Large Sharon Myrick, Member at Large

About Our Board:

About Our Board Board Structure Task Forces Annual Fundraising Event, Karen Clay, Chair Multi-Media Marketing, Constance Mann, Chair Capital Campaign Project Coordinator, Carmelita Sewell Finance Development, Bea Bailey

About Our Board:

About Our Board Board Operations Board Composition and Recruitment 5-9 board members Two-year terms Two consecutive term maximum service (After one year off-available for board service ) Founder/CEO leads recruitment and nominating process

About Our Board:

About Our Board Accountant, Porshia Evertte Board Consultants Certification Legal Counsel, Howard Sollins Real Estate Legal Counsel, Herbet Burgunder III Developer, EHC, Dan McCarthy

About Our Board:

About Our Board Strategic plan Reading List Bylaws Board policies Board biographies Board Roles and Responsibilities Core Beliefs and Core Values

About Our Board:

About Our Board Board Calendar Board meetings / Fourth Thursday of every month Fundraising events / February, May, August & December Chief e xecutive p erformance e valuation / December Meeting MD Nonprofit Seal of Excellence Review

Section 4:

Section 4 Board Roles a nd Responsibilities

Board Roles and Responsibilities:

Board Roles a nd Responsibilities Board Function Organizational Governance Authority Accountability

Board Roles and Responsibilities:

Board Roles a nd Responsibilities Key Roles of the Board Set Organizational Direction Provide Oversight Ensure Necessary Resources

Board Roles and Responsibilities:

Board Roles a nd Responsibilities Board Role Set Organizational Direction Responsibilities: Participate in regular strategic planning ( every three years) Determine organization’s mission Set the vision for the future Establish organizational values Set major goals and develop strategies Approve operational or annual plans

Board Roles and Responsibilities:

Board Roles a nd Responsibilities Board Role Ensure Necessary Resources Responsibilities: Hire capable executive leadership Ensure adequate financial resources Promote positive public image Ensure the presence of a capable and responsible board

Board Roles and Responsibilities:

Board Roles a nd Responsibilities Board Role Provide Oversight Responsibilities: Oversee financial management Minimize exposure to risk Measure progress on strategic plan Monitor and evaluate programs and services Provide legal and moral oversight Evaluate the chief executive (annually) Evaluate itself (every two to three years)

Board Roles and Responsibilities:

Board Roles a nd Responsibilities Individual Board Member Responsibilities Act in Accordance With Legal Standards Duty of Care Stay informed and ask questions Duty of Loyalty Show undivided allegiance to organization’s welfare Duty of Obedience Stay faithful to the organization’s mission

Board Roles and Responsibilities:

Board Roles a nd Responsibilities Individual Board Member Responsibilities Participate in the governance of the organization Work on committees and task forces Volunteer services to the organization outside of their board work Serve as ambassadors to the community

Board Roles and Responsibilities:

Board Roles a nd Responsibilities Individual Board Member Responsibilities Participate in Fund r aising Activities Make a personal financial contribution Provide names of potential donors Visit funders Write thank-you notes Attend fundraising events Act as a resource to director of development and chief executive

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors :

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors The Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the organization and is charged with overseeing its operation, ensuring its financial well being, complying with laws and regulations, protecting its mission and upholding the public trust.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors :

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors Most nonprofits are corporations, which means they are legal entities distinct from the individuals who founded them. Like their for-profit counterparts, nonprofit corporations are governed by the board of directors with legal and ethical responsibilities that cannot be delegated.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors :

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors Individual board members must exercise the duty of care, Meaning: They must attend meetings, Be prepared to make informed decisions by reading the information provided and requesting additional information if necessary, and Carry out their duties in a reasonable and responsible manner

Policy Statement on Board Diversity :

Policy Statement on Board Diversity LTC is dedicated to creating a high performing, productive board in which each individual is valued for his/her unique gifts and talents; to capitalize on the innovation inherent in diverse home settings; and, to assure that each person is valued based on individual characteristics rather than on stereotypes or assumptions.

Funding/Financial Viability :

Funding/Financial Viability Goal: Maintain the consistent sustainability of the Light of Truth Center by solidifying the financial viability of the organization. • Building Acquisition • MD Nonprofit Employee Status • 3:1 Fundraising criteria over 2 year period • Revenue/Cost Projections for new building • Proposal/Grant writing Workshop • Long‐Term Fundraising Strategies • Enoch Pratt Foundation Database • Financial Analysis

Marketing :

Marketing Goal: Develop a comprehensive three (3) year marketing plan to increase the visibility of the Light of Truth Center among its core audiences. • Marketing Recommendations • Online Marketing • Branding • Vision Statement (With help by Inbox Services)

Volunteerism/Service:

Volunteerism/Service Goal: Develop a committed core of individuals who will provide quality volunteer or paid support to the women served by the Light of Truth Center. • List of Volunteers from Expos • Baltimore County Volunteers • MD Volunteers • Volunteerism Presentation (Online) • Board Development/Recruitment

Identified Strategic Issues:

Identified Strategic Issues 1. Develop a new social enterprise. 2. Develop new funding relationships. (Engage organizations that donate to non‐profits, such as Foundations, Fellows, and other funding companies in the community) 3. Revamp funding obligations and revamp current budget. (How we poster ourselves to go after funds; employees, Executive Director, Governance, Funding, Board of Directors) 4. Capitalize on Obama’s call to service. (New visions, use of public forums, formalize volunteer positions, post on website, partner with Weinberg Fellows to create a community pool of volunteers 5. Get sponsors for upcoming fundraiser. (Identify organizations that are aware of the Light of Truth Center, develop a formalized list of sponsors, targeting “heavy hitters”) 6. Create a grassroots community campaign to promote uncertified programs 7. Increase the visibility of LTC 8. Develop an advocacy effort such as Families for Recovery Services. (Proposed name of an advocacy group LTC might start) 9. Partner with other recovery efforts. (The OGOT Family Recovery Ministry might be a good place to start.) 10. Increase use of technology. (Increase use of website, electronic communication, virtual volunteerism, and funding, increasing circle of influence.)

Thank You! Thank you for taking the time to go through our orientation. Together - Knowledge is Power.:

Thank You! Thank you for taking the time to go through our orientation. Together - Knowledge is Power. We are proud to have you as a Board of Director within our organization. As we continue to serve, with the intention of uplifting and encouraging another individual on their life’s journey, we will continue to Be The Light in the world.

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