The President-Elect serves to provide future continuity of programs, goals, objectives, and the strategic direction of the Association. S/he acts in place of the President as requested. The President-elect takes office at the annual Board meeting at the beginning of the Association’s fiscal year (Oct. 1) and serves for one year. Service in the position of President-elect allows time to learn the business of the Association and to be mentored by the President and Past President.
- Attends meetings of the Membership, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
- Assumes all duties of the President in the event of absence or inability to perform his/her duties.
- Leads Association Bylaws updates.
- Chairs ad hoc committees, serves on committees, or carries out special assignments as requested by the President.
- Prepares for transition to presidency by setting goals, developing plans, and identifying potential committee chairs and/or Member leads for the coming year. Selects committee chairs and other appointments in sufficient time to confirm appointments by the time s/he takes office as President.
- Makes a personal monetary donation to the organization.
- Assists with friend-raising and fundraising for the organization.
- Per NACDD Bylaws, the President-Elect must be a regular Member of the Association and have served at least one term as an at-large Board Member.
- Additionally, performance as Board Member should be reviewed to ascertain that the proposed President-Elect has carried out expectations of a Member of the Board (see qualifications for Board Members).
- Must be willing to commit to three years in a leadership role with the Association.
Directors at large are elected by the Membership. The President may appoint ex-officio directors.
- Prepares, attends, and conscientiously participates in regular and called meetings of the Board, updates on NACDD projects and partnerships, and the annual business meeting of the Association.
- Serves as Chair or Co-Chair of a standing committee of the Board and serves as a Member of other committees or project workgroups. Members should notify the President as to which committees are of greatest interest. (This does not apply to the President, who is ex-officio member of all committees.)
- Knows Association’s Mission, policies, programs, and needs.
- Participates in annual and/or strategic planning to define the Association’s Mission, priorities, and programs.
- Participates in budget development and assists in monitoring the budget while assuring fiscal responsibility.
- Assists in providing oversight and ensuring the success of Association programs, services, and activities.
- Serves as active advocate and ambassador for Association programs, services, and activities.
- The duty of loyalty requires Directors to exercise their powers in good faith and in the best interests of the Association rather than in their own interests or the interests of another entity or person. A Director shall not use a corporate position for individual personal advantage.
- Makes a meaningful personal monetary donation to the organization.
- Directors often have interests that conflict with those of the nonprofit organization. The duty of loyalty requires that a Director be aware of the potential for such conflicts and act with candor and care in dealing with such situations. Directors should deal with a disclosed or hidden conflict that determines the propriety of the transaction.
- Help identify personal connections that can help the Association’s fundraising efforts and reputation.