If you have a heart for bringing healing transformation to kids and families who have experienced trauma AND the thought of playing a crucial role in building something great from the ground up appeals to you, we would love to meet you!
Nurturing Change is a new Austin nonprofit (1 year old) that provides trauma-informed care (Trust-Based Relational Intervention, or TBRI ) training classes, coaching, and resources to biological, kinship, foster, and adoptive parents, as well as professionals (social service agencies, churches, schools) who serve these families. We endeavor to restore families... preventing foster care placement disruptions, failed adoptions, and child removals by bringing emotional healing and behavioral transformation to kids impacted by trauma.
During the last year, we have worked on laying the infrastructure for our work. In addition to releasing original trauma-informed resources through our social media channels three times weekly, we host monthly TBRI gatherings/trainings for professionals all across the country who serve kids and families. We recently premiered TBRI training classes for organizations and are in process of laying the groundwork to offer TBRI training classes and coaching to families in January.
Interest in our services has been expressed by social service and juvenile justice professionals across the state of Texas. We are presently seeking to expand our board from our founding board of four, to increase our partnerships within the community.
Nurturing Change board members:
Establish the mission, vision, strategies, policies, and values of the organization
Approve Nurturing Change’s programs and services, ensure they are consistent with the mission, and monitor their effectiveness
Participate in strategic and organizational planning
Provide oversight to the Executive Director (select, hire, support, and evaluate)
Enhance the organization’s public standing (clearly articulate mission, accomplishments, needs, services, and goals to the public and garner support from the community through advocacy)
Secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission (give a meaningful financial donation each year and encourage others to give)
Ensure strong fiduciary oversight and financial management (read and understand financial statements, help develop annual budget, and ensure proper financial controls are in place)
Fulfill legal duties (ensure adherence to legal standards, organizational policies, and ethical norms)
Build a competent board (articulate prerequisites, identify and orient new members, engage in board development and evaluation)
Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings and committees, as needed
Contribute meaningful time each month, helping to develop the infrastructure of the organization until paid staff can be hired
Make at least one personal financial donation each year to the organization to the extent that they are able
Serve as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Nurturing Change to advance its mission
Help identify personal connections and networks that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing and influence public policy
For more information please visit the organization's website at: https://nurturing-change.org/volunteer
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