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TMYO Committee Member Responsibilities

Directors serve TMYO by giving of their time, advice, presence, and influence.  A TMYO Board of Director’s membership on the TMYO Board is an active responsibility.

AS A TMYO BOARD MEMBER,

YOU ARE EXPECTED TO:

  • Serve a renewable one-year term of office
  • Attend all board meetings as possible
  • Serve on or chair a committee
  • Attend all TMYO concerts and events
  • Assist with development efforts
  • Engage with your own contacts in the community including corporations, foundations, and individuals
  • Participate in fundraising activities
  • Be an enthusiastic volunteer
  • Respond promptly to board-related emails that contain requests for action
  • Represent TMYO to the community—serve as a TMYO ambassador
  • Recruit TMYO audience members, orchestra members, and donors

 

If you are still interested please apply below. Our board’s Nominating Committee will review applications and will notify you if your name will be included on at the next annual meeting.

Open Positions

Fundraising Committee

Purpose: Create Fundraising strategies and evaluate the performance of the organization’s fundraising program, while providing guidance on fundraising issues. Identify new donors in the community while organizing and executing fundraising events to benefit the organization. Spearhead a board annual giving campaign or encourage individual board members to tap their businesses, foundation connections, or government contacts for support.

Appointment: Members of the Governance Committee are appointed by the TMYO Board of Directors (BOD).

Officers:  The Fundraising Committee will be led by a Chair who is appointed by the President of the BOD.  A Vice Chair will be selected from the Advisory Board membership by an election of the majority of members.  The Vice Chair will have the same rights as the Chair when serving in the Chair’s stead.  A Secretary may be selected from the Advisory Board membership by election of a majority of members.

Term:  1 year, renewable annually by re-appointment and BOD approval

Composition:  The Fundraising Committee may have as many as ten members to include no more than three parents from any one orchestra or program and no more than two community (non-parent) members.

Meeting Times:  The Fundraising Committee will meet at least 4 times annually by a call of the Chair of the Fundraising Committee.  Additional meetings are held as needed and by the call of the Chair.

Rights:  The Chair of the Fundraising Committee will hold a voting seat on the Board of Directors.

Specific Duties 

  • Strategize fundraising goals and execute fundraisers
  • Identify new donors in the community
  • Organize and execute fundraising events
  • Spearhead a board annual giving campaign or encourage individual board members to tap their businesses, foundation connections, or government contacts for support
  • Other appropriate duties may be requested by the President of the BOD
Parent Advisory Committee

Purpose:  The Advisory Committee is primarily made up of parents of the children enrolled in the TMYO programs.  They are to serve as the ears of the Board of Directors and provide a clear voice for the children and families for whom TMYO develops programming.

Appointment:  Members of the Advisory Committee are appointed by the TMYO Board of Directors.

Officers:  The Advisory Committee will be led by a Chair who is appointed by the President of the BOD.  A Vice Chair will be selected from the Advisory Board membership by an election of the majority of members. Advisory Board membership by election of a majority of members. The Vice Chair will have the same rights as the Chair when serving in the Chair’s stead.  A Secretary may be selected from the

Term:  1 year, renewable annually by re-appointment and BOD approval

Composition:  The Advisory Committee may have as many as seven members to include no more than three parents from any one orchestra or program and no more than two community (non-parent) members.

Meeting Times:  The Advisory Board will meet at least twice annually by a call of the Chair of the Advisory Committee.  Additional meetings are held as needed and by the call of the Chair.

Rights:  The Chair of the Advisory Board will hold a voting seat on the Board of Directors.

Specific Duties

  • Conduct a satisfaction survey annually of the parents and youth enrolled in TMYO programming
  • Report results to the BOD
  • Provide input on annual evaluation of TMYO staff
  • Coordinate hospitality at special events as needed
  • Coordinate/provide support for TMYO fundraisers
  • Assist with Community Outreach Performances
  • Represent TMYO at community events as requested by the President of the BOD
  • Assist the BOD in making connections to community supporters
  • Other appropriate duties may be requested by the President of the BOD
Governance Committee

Vice President

Purpose:  The Governance Committee is responsible for the recruitment and nomination of new members, for producing Board materials such as meeting agenda, minutes, and Board orientation materials. The Governance Committee is responsible for carrying out Board evaluations and managing Risk Management, Insurance, and Liability protection.

Appointment: Members of the Governance Committee are appointed by the TMYO Board of Directors (BOD).

Officers: The Governance Committee will be led by a Chair who is appointed by the President of the BOD. A Secretary may be selected from the Governance Board membership by election of a majority of members.

Term:  1 year, renewable annually by re-appointment and BOD approval

Composition:  The Governance Committee may have as many as 5 members to include no more than three parents from any one orchestra or program and no more than two community (non-parent) members.

Meeting Times:  The Governance Board will meet at least twice annually by a call of the Chair of the Advisory Committee.  Additional meetings are held as needed and by the call of the Chair.

Rights:  The Chair of the Governance Board will hold a voting seat on the Board of Directors.

Specific Duties

  • Produces Executive Board materials such as meeting agenda and Board Orientation materials
  • Maintains Minutes from Executive Board Meetings
  • Recruites new board members
  • Nominates new board members
  • Initiates and follows through with Board orientation
  • Initiates and follows through with Board evaluation
  • Implements and reviews and Risk Management, Insurance, and Liability Protection
Special Programs Committee

El Sistema, Open Strings

Purpose: Strategize the development and sustainability of Special Programs. Special programs include, but are not limited to the TMYO El Sistema program, Open Strings.  Identify new donors in the community while organizing and executing fundraising events to benefit the Special Programs.

Appointment: Members of the Governance Committee are appointed by the TMYO Board of Directors (BOD).

Officers: The Special Programs Committee will be led by a Chair who is appointed by the President of the BOD.  A Vice Chair will be selected from the Advisory Board membership by an election of the majority of members. Special Programs membership by election of a majority of members. The Vice Chair will have the same rights as the Chair when serving in the Chair’s stead.  A Secretary may be selected from the

Term:  1 year, renewable annually by re-appointment and BOD approval

Composition: The Special Programs Committee may have as many as seven members to include no more than three parents from any one orchestra or program and no more than two community (non-parent) members.

Meeting Times:  The Special Programs Committee will meet at least twice annually by a call of the Chair of the Special Programs Committee.  Additional meetings are held as needed and by the call of the Chair.

Rights:  The Chair Special Programs Committee will hold a voting seat on the Board of Directors.

Specific Duties:

  • Strategize the development and sustainability of Special Programs
  • Strategize fundraising goals and execute fundraisers
  • Identify new partners in the community
  • Organize and execute fundraising Special Programs
  • Other appropriate duties may be requested by the President of the BOD

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