Join the Board

Capital City Clauses, Inc. is a federally registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation comprised entirely of volunteers. Our mission is to enrich children’s lives with hope, cheer and joy. We are the sprinkles in children’s lives!

Application Opening 01/01/2023

Interested in Joining the Capital City Clauses 2023-2024 Board

UNDERSTANDING YOUR COMMITMENT

The Capital City Clauses is a completely volunteer board comprised of various community professionals who dedicate their time and passion to the mission. Nothing happens unless we do it, so we are seeking organized, engaged, and thoughtful people committed to help make a difference.

OUR EVENTS

Jingle in July: Jingle in July is a mid-week happy hour event in July.

Jingle Ball: Jingle Ball is our flagship event in early December hosting ~1,100-2600 guests at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Annual board planning retreat: Spring 2022

Other events (attendance required): NOG Run volunteering (March and October), on-site Kendra Scott events, toy purchasing events, alumni event in Fall 2022, board social event in Spring 2022, full Board meetings (second Wednesday of each month), and as needed committee meetings.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Each board member is assigned to (1) event and (1) non-event committee. These committees are tasked with the operations of the non-profit, event logistics and ensuring fundraising efforts are met. These are by no means exclusive and all-hands are encouraged to help whenever possible.

FUNDRAISING

Fundraising through corporate sponsors and community engagement are a major part of board responsibility. Each applicant must be comfortable seeking connections to possible sponsors throughout the community for engagement. We do expect each Board member to raise at a minimum $500 by reaching out to their networks for Sponsorships of the Jingle Ball.

TIME COMMITMENT

We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month for our monthly board meetings. These typically last about (2) hours and involve the meat of the organization’s decisions. Each committee works out its own schedule for meetings which can range from as needed, once a month, or several times a month depending on need/upcoming events or initiatives. Monthly board meeting attendance is a minimum requirement. The best board members are often the busiest people, so we understand life and illness can get in the way on occasion. However, priority will be given to applicants that can ensure attendance at all board meetings, the board retreat, and other events throughout the year.

Here is a rough outline of the calendar for 2022 (*remember - each Board term is actually 3 years):

February 1st - applications due for new Board members

February 9th - year end Board meeting for existing Board and vote for new members

February 11th/12th - new Board members notified

March 8th - New Board Member orientation

March 9th - New Board joins the exiting Board for the March Board meeting; this meeting is when the new President for 2022-2023 discusses overall strategy for the Board for the year.

April 13th - April Board meeting

May 11th - May Board meeting

June 15th - June Board meeting

July TBD - Jingle in July - takes place of July Board meeting

August 10th - August Board meeting

September 14th - September Board meeting

October 12th - October Board meeting

November 9th - November Board meeting - part 1

November 16th - November Board meeting - part 2

December TBD - Jingle Ball - takes place of December Board meeting

TERM OF SERVICE

Every board member is appointed a 3-year term. Initially this sounds lengthy, but it is just the right amount of time to really engage board members in the Clauses organization. Life, work, and family can change significantly in three years, so we are adaptable to board members who must recuse themselves early from their commitment. We entrust each member to be open with communication and allow the board an opportunity to replace their vacancy.

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT

Being a Board member for Capital City Clauses does not cost the member anything financially. However, we do expect each Board member to raise at a minimum $500 by reaching out to their networks for Sponsorships of the Jingle Ball.