Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
318 W. Adams, Suite 1521
ASAS-Chicago Advisory Board is a group of successful business and community leaders committed to supporting the organization and its mission. The Board Members are champions of ASAS in Chicago and strive to be leaders and advocates for high-quality afterschool programs. The Advisory Board plays an integral role in the ASAS-Chicago community, volunteering their time and energy in support of the organization's mission.
The Advisory Board’s primary goal is to work together to raise funds and awareness to ensure that the organization has adequate support to accomplish its mission. Board members are the organization’s strongest emissaries and possess the ability to identify new entities and partners to broaden visibility and garner support from a variety of stakeholders. As ASAS is a national organization, the Advisory Board is not a board and does not have fiduciary or governing responsibilities.
Who are the Members?
ASAS Chicago Board Members are champions of ASAS in the Chicago region. Advisory Board Members are typically connected to local funders and/or the corporate community and are willing to share their contacts with the local ASAS leadership.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Develop a thorough understanding of the mission and core values of ASAS
- Connect ASAS to new corporate contacts or foundations
- Donate and assist in securing donations for ASAS Chicago with a give/get of $5,000
- Promote ASAS mission and programs in the community
- Track business and community concerns that can be addressed by the ASAS mission, objectives, and programs and provide support to the local ASAS staff accordingly
- Attend and participate in meetings and program events on a regular basis
Length of Term
Board Members serve a two year term. Terms may be renewed indefinitely. There will be an annual review between each member, the chair, and the local ASAS leader to determine continuation of group membership. If a member cannot fulfill his/her responsibilities then he/she may be asked to leave prior to the end of their term.
The Advisory Board meets quarterly. It is important that all members attend these meetings to hear organizational updates, report their progress, present new leads and/or request support from other members/staff.
Board Planning Retreat
Attend one annual retreat.
Members are encouraged to attend special events involving ASAS whenever possible. Important events include:
- Passport to Success (February)
- Chicago Youth Service Day (April)
- Camps (Summer)
- Lights on Afterschool (October)
Connecting ASAS to new resources
Members spend, on average, one hour per month outside of quarterly meetings contacting potential corporate partners to provide introductions to ASAS and checking in with the Executive Director. Additionally, members may be asked to attend initial meetings with high-level contacts.
- Training Provided