(Vice) President's Piece
by Annette Venables
Change is in the Air!
You see it all around you - the leaves are changing, the days are shorter, and you need a sweater in the morning. And during this season of change, MFPA is undergoing its own transformation.
The Community Center has become the face of MFPA. In addition to being a meeting place for our partners and a distribution center for a large and varied quantity of donations, it is often the place caregivers come when they first learn about MFPA. Our interns and our volunteers have been priceless contributors to our success. But for the first time ever, MFPA is hiring a staff person.
This is good news! The Board has done its job in developing more partnerships with other community organizations and expanding our ability to advocate for foster children. We are also becoming more involved on a policy level in our county, and with state and national foster parent groups. We are growing, and the need for a staff person reflects our ambitions.
This is good news for YOU! There has never been a better time to become involved in MFPA. If you want to sit on a working board that researches issues, adapts solutions and devises ways to implement new programs, this is the Board for you. If you prefer to give a few hours to a particular event, to help manage donations, or to organize a mailing,without the pressure of additional commitments, our interim office manager will make sure that your time is well spent.
We are on the precipice of exciting changes. As a developing nonprofit, it is essential that we strengthen our Board, hire staff and grow our financial support. How will you contribute?
For more information about joining our Board, contact Jason Burdge (firstname.lastname@example.org). To learn more about volunteering contact Linda Gregory (email@example.com) or Annette Venables (firstname.lastname@example.org).