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Review Organizational Documents

On January 1, 2014, Thrive by Five Washington completed a merger with the Foundation for Early Learning, establishing a single, highly competent, deeply experienced and effective statewide organization that will strengthen partnerships, support families, further Washington’s early learning efforts, and become an even more effective early learning leader in the state and nationally.

To ensure that all guiding documents are in alignment, they are looking for a volunteer with nonprofit board governance expertise who will review Thrive and the former Foundation for Early Learning’s organizational documents (i.e., by-laws, investment policies) to identify potential areas of conflict, and to develop recommendations for resolving those differences.

 Examples of Work to Be Performed

  • Review organizational documents of each organization (now merged), to include board by-laws and investment policies, and identify where the documents substantively differ.  Work with staff and board members as appropriate.
  • Recommend how identified conflicts between documents can be resolved.

 Desired Deliverables

  • By August 1, present to the President and CEO recommendations for resolving differences between primary organizational documents.

 Skills Required

  • This project does not necessarily require a lawyer. However, the volunteer should have substantial experience with board governance issues, particularly in developing, updating, and/or combining documents such as by-laws and investment policies, for a medium-sized non-profit organization.

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