NCSF receives its leadership direction from a Board of Directors that is elected by our body of Coalition Partners. There are currently nine Board positions comprised of individuals elected to two-year terms. These elections are staggered so that each year, half of the positions on the Board roll over and half of the positions are re-elected. Two of the nine Board positions are filled by individuals appointed by the current Board and/or by the NCSF Coalition Partners.
The Council of Coalition Partners is made up of our Coalition Partners.
To be eligible for Voting Member Status, the applicant must meet the following four requirements:
- Support the mission of NCSF
- Pay annual dues of $100
- Organize one fundraiser each year for NCSF
- Serve a constituent, customer or client base consisting of only consenting adults
Each organization, group or business with Voting Member status may elect one representative to the Council of Coalition Partners (yup, that’s you!) and one alternate representative. This representative will act as the Voting Member’s liaison to NCSF. The Coalition Partners communicate regularly over email through our NCSF-CP listserv, and are invited to meet in person once each year at our annual meeting.
Associate Members comprise the bulk of NCSF. These are supporting members, individual members, contributing vendors, etc. They have no requirements other than the form of dues that they pay annually. Associate Members are not held to Voting Member criteria, and do not participate in NCSF votes.
The NCSF staff are predominantly volunteers who devote their time and energy to carrying out the missions and tasks set for them by the Board of Directors. This staff includes the coordinators of our major programs (EOP, Incident Response, Media, Fundraising, etc). The NCSF staff also includes one full-time paid Office Manager position.