Join us to make a difference in the lives of today’s children, as well as our future children so that they are not negatively affected by generational poverty.
To act as a voting member of the board with full authority and responsibility to develop policies for the operation of RCI; to monitor RCI’s financial health, programs and overall performance; and to provide the Executive Director support, encouragement and accountability.
The Full Board’s Responsibilities
Hire and evaluate the executive director
Secure adequate funding for RCI
Create and update a long-range plan for RCI
Select and support RCI’s board officers
Adopt key operating policies; approve contracts as appropriate Individual Board
Attend board meetings regularly
Become knowledgeable about RCI and our mission
Come to board meetings prepared and informed about agenda issues
Contribute to meetings by expressing a point of view
Consider other points of view, make constructive suggestions and help the board make decisions that benefit RCI’s constituencies and partners
Serve on one critical team; i.e. Communications, Administrative, Strategic Leadership, Financial
Represent RCI to individuals, the public, and other organizations in a positive and professional manner
Support RCI through attendance at special events and activities and through meaningful financial contributions
Assume board leadership roles when asked
Keep the executive director informed of relevant community concerns
Maintain confidentiality of board discussion
Board members set corporate policies and goals and delegate authority to the executive director to implement such policies and goals in the day-to-day management of RCI. Individual members of the board; however, have no authority to act independently of the full board on policy issues. Board members who abuse their position this way may be disciplined or censured.
Board members are also trustees of RCI who approve an annual budget that ensures it can meet its financial needs. In addition, board members monitor the overall financial health of RCI by reviewing annual reports of an auditor recommended by the executive director. The executive director retains responsibility for day-to-day operational expenditures. Individual board members should attend all board meetings and actively participate in them and serve on committees and/or as board officers. Board members have the responsibility to know and fulfill their role and to act in the best interest of RCI.
7596 West Main Street, Suite D
Ridgeland, SC 29936
PO Box 669 Ridgeland, SC 29936
(843) 540 4023