Governance

Our board is responsible for the organizational health and well-being of Mount Madonna School. The responsibilities, outlined below, are carried out collectively by the full board, in collaboration with the Executive Council:

Strategy and Vision

  • Be well‑informed of our mission and long-range strategies for the sustainability of the school
  • Approve strategic plan, assist in the efforts to achieve our goals,  monitor progress and evaluate outcomes

Advocacy and Outreach

  • Serve as an ambassador to key organizational stakeholders, including parents, faculty, students, donors, government entities and other nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations
  • Increase awareness of the School in different networks and communities

Development and Fundraising

  •  Shape development strategy and help to lead fundraising progress and performance
  •  Participate personally in fundraising efforts, including annual giving
  • Identify donor prospects, make introductions, invite them to school events
  •  Make a personal leadership gift in order to establish meaningful giving levels
  •  Determine major capital campaign projects and assist in fundraising efforts
  • Suggest and review grant recommendations

Financial Oversight

  • Approve annual operating budget and review year-end financial statements
  • Set tuition, faculty and staff compensation  to achieve a balanced operating budget and retain qualified personnel
  •  Establish and periodically review investment policies

Leadership Development

  • Approves Executive council members
  • Identify, cultivate and recruit strong candidates for the Board
  • Complete annual self-assessment of Board performance

Personal Involvement

  • Attend four board meetings annually
  • Actively participate or be willing to serve on, chair or co-chair at least one committee
  • Follow the School’s conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies

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