New Leaders are required to serve for a minimum of one year, attend regular meetings during that time, volunteer, raise awareness, and give or fundraise at least $500 annually.
New Leaders are expected to attend regular meetings, either monthly or bi-monthly, to remain in good standing. Meetings are typically held on Zoom, with occasional in-person meetings.
The $500 fundraising target can be met in a number of ways, including but not limited to providing a monetary donation, participating in an online crowdfunding campaign, selling event tickets, and securing in-kind donations. Examples of online crowdfunding include Giving Tuesday and our annual Gala Awards Dinner.
Each member is encouraged to share at least one story per month on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram to communicate to their online networks about NYC Outward Bound Schools’ work. Additionally, each member is expected to invite friends to fundraising events and recruit friends to volunteer.
Serve on a Committee
Members are encouraged to either chair or serve on one of three subcommittees, which include the School Involvement Committee, the Events Committee, and the Membership Committee.
Each New Leader is expected to volunteer in at least two in-school events annually. Some examples of volunteer opportunities include attending our annual College March, presenting at a school’s career day, and serving as an external evaluator on a performance-based assessment panel.
Board Committee Participation
NYC Outward Bound Schools’ Board of Directors participates in a series of committees, each focused on supporting a different area of the organization’s work. There are limited opportunities for New Leaders members to join a committee to work alongside NYC Outward Bound Schools’ senior Board members on issues they are interested in or passionate about.
At the beginning of each year, members of the New Leaders will determine the strategies they will use to meet their group fundraising goal. If the group chooses to do a fundraising event, members of the New Leaders can work on an event committee to secure a venue, in-kind food/beverage donations, silent auction or raffle prizes, and entertainment, and market and execute the event.
All New Leaders are invited to attend our annual fundraising Gala dinner in May, at a discounted price.