STRUCTURE, GUIDELINES AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Our 39 Market Boards work in partnership with staff as a catalyst for change to drive revenue and to support, take action on and ultimately advance March of Dime strategic priorities.

As a Market Board member, you are the community leader and connection between the March of Dimes mission and your market. With this clearly defined Market Board Structure, volunteers and staff can work together more effectively to leverage relationships and revenue potential to advance the mission in every market. The Market Board Charter defines the vision, purpose and structure for all boards. Our Market Board Operating Guidelines provide the framework for all boards to conduct the business of the March of Dimes in a consistent way.

The Market Board Standards of Excellence Assessment Tool helps boards gauge and assess their health and fitness for optimum performance, for the board at large and for each of the standing committees. The assessment provides baseline information, identifying gaps and areas for improvement.

All board members are asked to review the Volunteer Policy handbook and to sign the Volunteer Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Agreement annually.

The 2020 Market Board Strategy Fact Sheet is a good starting point to share with your volunteers the 2020-21 Market Board Strategy. You will also want to use the scripted Market Board Strategy Introduction PowerPoint(49MB) with your board members to help them gain an understanding of our direction for 2021.

Finally, volunteers have always been an amazing resource to our organization. Our Guiding Principles for Volunteerism provide some good tips to remember as we work with our market leaders.

For a quick look at the 2021 Market Board Strategy, check out this video created by Bill Keena, National Volunteer Leadership Council member and Tampa Market Board Chair.

Links to Resources:

2021 Volunteer Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Agreement
2020-21 Market Board Organization Chart
2020-21 Market Board Charter
2020-21 Market Board Operating Guidelines
2020-21 Standards of Excellence Assessment Tool
Volunteer Policy Handbook
Market Board Fact Sheet
Guiding Principles for Volunteerism