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It Takes a Village...

We all know Business 101 means finding a good team… the right team. A group of people who believe in the greater good of its ultimate mission.

As a nonprofit entity, The  Lincoln Special  needs two board members to commence fundraising. Specifically, we need people who have the following skillsets;

  • Prior fundraising experience

  • A fervent passion for history

  • Marketing and networking

If you or someone you know may fit that descriptor, please watch the brief video below for a breakdown of our vision.

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Our Vision

The Lincoln Special’s purpose is to bring a renewed interest and conversation to President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy on racism. Utilizing the most powerful tool in modern civilization for communicating ideas, our motion picture  Of Tears and Iron  will spark a renewed interest in the United States’ troubled past and become a guiding light for healing in grief and mental health.

Purpose One: to bring Lincoln’s extraordinary story to underserved and indigent regions of the United States, by giving people of all ages the unique chance to immerse themselves in the societal aftermath of Lincoln’s assassination. We will utilize our motion picture  Of Tears and Iron  as the centerpiece for The Lincoln Special.

Purpose Two: To connect  Of Tears and Iron  viewers to mental health resources in their local areas. With the excitement and buzz of a polished and professional motion picture, we dovetail on that enthusiasm to educate audiences about modern mental health options for coping with grief and loss. By citing the assassination of Lincoln, we want to empower audiences who wouldn’t otherwise know about the mental health resources available to them.

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for

  • Determining the mission and purposes of the organization

  • Selecting and evaluating the performance of the chief executive

  • Strategic and organizational planning

  • Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management

  • Fundraising and resource development

  • Approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services

  • Enhancing the organization’s public image

  • Assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization

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Responsibilities of Individual Board Members

Each individual board member is expected to

 

  • Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs

  • Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements

  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission

  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission

  • Give a meaningful personal financial donation

  • Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy

  • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings

  • Participate fully in one or more committees

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Other responsibilities of nonprofit board members
 

  • Follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions

  • Sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings

  • Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization

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