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Bridges of Hope Allegan County

Agency Description
Bridges of Hope, Allegan County is a non-profit organization whose mission is "compassionately empowering individuals to build resilient communities" Building the BridgeWe are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people escape the cycle of poverty. We offer hope for the future and the resources needed to create meaningful change. Resources can be mental, physical, emotional, social, cultural, or spiritual. They include things like trust, motivation, persistence, relationships, perspective, and resiliency. Access to these resources leads to walking away from poverty.We use a workshop format, where participants reflect upon and assess both themselves and their circumstances, learning new ways of thinking about their challenges. They then set realistic goals, and together move away from poverty. Our 8-week, 16-session workshop is for adults or teens, and use a small group setting with a facilitator and encouragers, to build relationships and learn about personal and community resources.Discovering the BridgeBridges of Hope, Allegan County offers a one-day seminar for service providers, educators community leaders, employers, and churches. Attendees learn a basic structure for understanding poverty and gain a new lens through which they can view themselves, their clients, their employees, and the community. They can then incorporate ideas and techniques from the workshop to make changes to their own processes and systems that will break down barriers and improve relationships and outcomes.
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Opportunity:Board of Directors - Financial Skills

Date:12/30/2021 -

Agency:Bridges of Hope Allegan County

Our mission at Bridges of Hope, Allegan County is "Compassionately empowering individuals to build resilient communities". We are looking for board members - people who want to impact those in or near poverty in Allegan County. We especially need someone with accounting and financial oversight experience.For more information about our programs, see www.bridgesofhopeallegancounty.org, and contact us with any questions!BOARD MEMBER EXPECTATIONS:Attend all board meetings (monthly).Prepare for board meetings by reviewing the meeting agenda and supporting materials.Review monthly financial statements and approve the budget to ensure proper financial oversightHear and act on committee reports and recommendationsReview and adopt policies regarding overall governanceDevelop strategic plansCreate and monitor committees and appoint chairpersonsServe on the Finance Committee and attend quarterly meetings.Make a yearly personal financial contribution to the organization.Function as an advocate for organization to general public and to other individuals, agencies or businesses that have a direct or indirect interest in the mission of organizationRecruit possible nominees to the board or to committeesKeep abreast of and share new ideas or other information about poverty.Follow conflict-of-interest, confidentiality and code of conduct policies.Participate in fundraising, fund development and awareness opportunities.PURPOSE OF THE BOARD:Establish the mission, vision, and values of Bridges of Hope, Allegan County (BOHAC), periodically re-assessing to ensure that it is adhering to its stated mission and purpose and making modifications as needed and when deemed appropriate.Ensure the legal, ethical, and financial integrity of BOHAC through compliance, transparency, and accountability.Enhance BOHAC‚??s awareness and public image, serving as ambassadors and advocates for the organization.Actively participate in BOHAC‚??s mission, strategy, goals, and program implementation through committee and project work.

Opportunity:Board of Directors - Legal Skills

Date:12/30/2021 -

Agency:Bridges of Hope Allegan County

Our mission at Bridges of Hope, Allegan County is "compassionately empowering individuals to build resilient communities". We are looking for board members - people who want to impact those in or near poverty in Allegan County. We especially would like someone who can offer legal advice as well as general board oversight. For more information about our programs, see www.bridgesofhopeallegancounty.org, and contact us with any questions! BOARD MEMBER EXPECTATIONS:Attend all board meetings.Prepare for board meetings by reviewing the meeting agenda and supporting materials.Review monthly financial statements and approve the budget to ensure proper financial oversightHear and act on committee reports and recommendationsReview and adopt policies regarding overall governanceDevelop strategic plansCreate and monitor committees and appoint chairpersonsServe on committees or task forces and commit to taking on special assignmentsMake a yearly personal financial contribution to the organization.Function as an advocate for organization to general public and to other individuals, agencies or businesses that have a direct or indirect interest in the mission of organizationRecruit possible nominees to the board or to committeesFollow conflict-of-interest, confidentiality and code of conduct policies.Participate in fundraising, fund development and awareness opportunities through personal networking opportunities as much as possible. PURPOSE OF THE BOARD:Establish the mission, vision, and values of Bridges of Hope, Allegan County (BOHAC), periodically re-assessing to ensure that it is adhering to its stated mission and purpose and making modifications as needed and when deemed appropriate.Ensure the legal, ethical, and financial integrity of BOHAC through compliance, transparency, and accountability.Enhance BOHAC‚??s awareness and public image, serving as ambassadors and advocates for the organization.Actively participate in BOHAC‚??s mission, strategy, goals, and program implementation through committee and project work.

Opportunity:Encourager/Mentor

Date:12/30/2021 -

Agency:Bridges of Hope Allegan County

Purpose:An encourager‚??s purpose is to aid, as a development strategy, in carving a path of success for a person on their journey to exit poverty. Encouragers should be supportive adults for mentees, to foster positive, healthy development. Encouragers are to cultivate a positive relationship with mentees to guide and support them in their lives, mostly focusing on the areas of building their own path to a good-paying job, stable housing, and the ability to save for a rainy day.Responsibilities of the Encourager:View introductory Training VideoBecome familiar with the Enneagram - Link will be shared to do your own assessment.Review book, "The Road Back to You" - Provided by Bridges of HopePreferably have a one-on-one meeting prior to workshop with the Building the Bridge facilitator.Attend 16 - session Building the Bridge workshop (twice/week for 6 weeks). Building the Bridge workshops typically meet for 2-1/2 hours twice a week for approximately 6 weeks or for 2-1/2 hours once a week for 12 weeks. Workshop sessions can be held during the day or in the evening. A session at the end is for a completion celebration.Assist Building the Bridge participants as they build resources and work on overcoming barriers to stability and self-sustainability.Share knowledge or skill (ex. financial planning, parenting, resume writing, etc.)Listen, suggest, encourage and support participantsRequest recommendations of community resources (through our organization), as needed.Continue relationships following workshop.Must pass a Criminal Background Check (provided free-of-charge by Bridges of Hope, Allegan County) and sign a Confidentiality Agreement.See our website for more information on our workshops: www.bridgesofhopeallegancounty.org

Opportunity:Financial Review

Date:12/30/2021 -

Agency:Bridges of Hope Allegan County

A financial review needs to be conducted by an independent CPA, where the nonprofit's financial statements are examined and determined to be consistent with generally accepted accounting principles. This provides a limited level of assurance that the financial statements are free of misrepresentations and is not considered to provide a professional opinion about the nonprofit‚??s financial statements as a whole. The review report‚??s objective is to give limited assurance that no significant modifications to the financial statements are needed to make them conform to accepted accounting principles. Having a financial review on file is often necessary to pursue grants and other funding opportunities.

Opportunity:Promotions/Marketing Committee members

Date:02/23/2020 -

Agency:Bridges of Hope Allegan County

We need people looking to give back to their communities by using their leadership, expertise, or passion, by becoming a member of our Promotions and Marketing Committee. Experience with website design, social media, print publications or event planning welcome! Check out our website to learn more about what we are doing! We rely almost exclusively on volunteers, and would love to use your skills and abilities to further our mission.Requirements are attending quarterly meetings, as well as directly working on projects as necessary. Applicants need to sign a confidentiality agreement and pass a criminal background check (free of charge), and be at least 18 years old. Contact us at bridgesofhopeallegancounty@gmail.com, or visit our website at www.bridgesofhopeallegancounty.org.