2020 AFP Board of Directors
April 11, 2019
As Immediate Past-Chair of AFP, it is my great honor to chair the Committee on Directorship (COD) for our Association. The COD serves as the nominating committee for AFP. Each member takes his or her responsibilities very seriously. The outstanding leadership the AFP board of directors has demonstrated through the years comes from the continuing efforts you make in participating in the governance process.
The Committee on Directorship (COD) will determine a slate for the calendar year 2020 for the following seats:
- Two Officers for the positions Secretary and Treasurer.
- Three Vice Chair seats for Membership Services, Professional Development and External Relations.
- Five At-large Director seats will be available to serve a two-year term.
Per the March 2018 Bylaws, the board shall be composed of not less than 12, but not more than 24 members. Elected board terms are two-year terms depending on the position they serve, officer terms are a one-year term. No elected director may serve more than eight years consecutively on the board in any combination of director categories, excluding the chair-elect track. However, individuals may return to the board after a minimum one-year break in service but are not eligible to serve in an officer position that they may have previously held.
I encourage you to nominate qualified individuals who have distinguished themselves by advancing our profession and/or our association. You or your chapter may nominate any qualified candidate to serve on the board for a seat as an officer or an at-large director. Remember, you may self-nominate, nominate a colleague, or invite your chapter to nominate you or a colleague. Prior to making any nominations, please carefully review the criteria for service. Deadline for submission of completed nominations for officer or at-large positions is June 28, 2019. All nomination forms must be submitted using the nomination Jotform.
Please be thorough and provide as much information as possible about the candidate. Some candidates may be asked to supply supplementary information to the Committee to ensure thoughtful consideration. Please contact your nominee in advance of submitting the nomination to determine their willingness to serve. Finally, a current brief bio and photo must accompany the completed Nomination Form.
The Committee on Directorship has identified a number of desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new board members as follows:
- Leadership ability which demonstrates the skills needed to govern a professional association
- No less than two (2) years of volunteer service to AFP, philanthropy and the community locally, nationally and/or internationally.
Other factors the COD will consider when reviewing the nominees are: five (5) years’ experience and/or employment in the profession or in an industry that serves philanthropy and/or fundraising, education/training or relevant credentialing, geographic location, diversity (all inclusive), type of professional practice, support of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy, like-size chapter groupings (I-V), membership current and in good standing (has signed the AFP Code of Ethical Standards) and specific leadership needs of the association at the time candidate is being considered.
Remember, the deadline for all officer and/or director positions is due no later than June 28th. You can find the nomination form link below. Any problems filling out the form, please contact Rebecca Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Nominations Closed June 28, 2019
Thank you in advance for taking an active role in this year’s nomination process and for encouraging your chapter to do the same. Should you have any questions whatsoever about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact me or staff. We look forward to hearing from you—and we hope you will use this opportunity to make your voice heard.
Ann Hale, MA, CFRE
Chair, AFP Committee on Directorship
2019 Committee on Directorship