What do active board members do when they are not meeting in session on campus? How do they make a difference for their students?
The board members at Yellowstone Christian College, a very small but growing school in Montana, provide an example worthy of imitation:
- One board member spends massive hours mentoring students on campus.
- One board member spends multiple hours helping with business auditing issues for their accrediting agency and Title IV funding.
- One board member led our state convention to increase giving by four-fold.
- One board member invited several friends to breakfast and encouraged them to participate in the scholarship banquet, resulting in a generous gift.
- Four board members as a whole gave $13,000, to date, for the scholarship banquet.
- One board member invests time into finding sponsors for the sports teams as well as using his business to generate funds for the college
- Two board members meet with their committees on a regular basis in order to move the college ahead in their respective areas.
- One board member supplied the seed money for a grant writer regarding specific scholarships and infrastructure (water and sewer connections).
- One board member sent us the names of three prospective students, including a pastor’s son.
These are examples of a board invested in the future of students. They are to be commended for their effort.
I am interested in learning more about your organization.
Grace & Peace,
The Rev. Douglas Bendall, Ph.D.
The Newark School of Theology
Newark, NJ 07102