Join the Board

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation is actively seeking new Directors to join the Board. We encourage Eyre Peninsula residents to consider joining our existing Directors in helping the Foundation reach its full potential. Amongst other criteria, we would particularly welcome a wide geographic spread of Directors across Eyre Peninsula to ensure that Board discussions include a broad range of local perspectives, but that should not discourage interested Lower EP residents from becoming involved as well.

From the Foundation’s Governance Manual:

“The nature of a Board’s membership is critical to the role and function of a community foundation. EPCF Board members need to know and understand the Eyre Peninsula community very well. They should understand the needs and challenges faced by both the rural and township sectors of the Eyre Peninsula and have empathy for the diverse range of proposals that may be suggested to move the community forward.

“Ideally, Board members will be visionary, lateral thinkers and ‘movers and shakers’ in their own right and be willing to embrace unconventional strategies if they are needed for the long term betterment of the community. Importantly, Board members should be committed to philanthropy as a means of providing sustainable community benefits.

“Board membership involves considerable responsibility. Board members have the normal fiduciary duties of company directors and are ultimately accountable for the financial and overall performance of the organisation. The directors of the EPCF Board must therefore be independent of influence and have the highest possible levels of integrity and ethical conduct.”

The nomination form can be downloaded here:

EPCF Director Nomination form

We recommend the ACNC Guide for Board Members to those who would like more information about nominating for Director.

 


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