Compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations
information about funds, investments, events, and volunteering
Community Development Officer
Education Program Officer
Ducky Day in Tipton Park, and youth philanthropy
meeting room reservations, donor receipts and
payments to vendors
Board of Directors
1020 W. Jefferson St.
mail in a Volunteer Profile for any community benefit
organization. TCF will follow up.
Board of Directors
governed by a Board of Directors who serve four-year terms without financial
compensation. No one can serve more than ten consecutive years, but may be
re-elected or appointed after a lapse of at least one year. The names, terms,
and electing or appointing authority for the current Board may be found on the
Vision and Values page of this website.
regularly meets quarterly and makes policy decisions, approves committee
recommendations, develops strategic and operational plans, and evaluates staff.
They also individually lead and serve on operating committees.
The role of
staff is to assist volunteers with planning, organization, development, and
evaluation of all aspects of the Foundation. The employees perform
administrative duties, follow Board-adopted policies, comply with government
regulations and other laws, communicate with Foundation grantees, vendors, and
other contacts, and recommend plans, policies, and procedural alternatives for
Board or committee decisions. Staff members help to develop meeting agendas,
monitor follow-up, prepare communications, and accomplish objectives, all under
committees meet quarterly, or more frequently when needed, and include Board
members as well as other members of the public who have a particular interest or
expertise in the work of that committee. The current active committees are
Development, Volunteer Development, and Conference
The Foundation plans to establish
a small group of knowledgeable citizens in each township who will meet
periodically to discuss needs and opportunities that the Foundation might
sub-committees are also formed to diversify volunteer input and leadership even
more, and to enable community members to take part in the aspects of the
Foundation that interest them. Active sub-committees are currently working on A
Ducky Day in Tipton Park (the last Sunday each August) and the growth of the
United Community Fund
representatives of the incorporated nonprofit agencies will be asked to make
plans for the future of the United Community Fund as
a means of collaborative fundraising. If they decide to go forward, campaign and
allocation committees will be organized with grassroots involvement of more
roots, residence, or business in Tipton County are welcome to become Foundation
volunteers. Orientation meetings are scheduled as needed and an agreement is
signed by both the new volunteer and a Foundation representative. Fundamental to
every “job description” is the commitment to make a personally significant
investment of time, talent, and treasure in a particular aspect of the Tipton
County Foundation, and encourage others to do the same.
As a Volunteer for the Tipton County Foundation,
a person has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure that the Foundation does
the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. One must believe in the purpose
and the mission of the Foundation to serve donors, award grants, and provide
community leadership, and intend to act responsibly and prudently as its
The agreement sets forth the following
As part of my responsibilities as a
In turn, the Foundation will be responsible to me in several ways:
- I will make a personally significant
investment of time, talent, and treasure in the Tipton County Foundation,
and encourage others to do the same.
- I will interpret the Foundation’s work
and values to the community, represent the Foundation, and obtain
information for people that I cannot answer on my own.
- I will attend at least 75% of the
meetings, and the events related to my role.
- I will actively participate in some TCF
activities that may not be directly related to my role.
- I will act in the best interests of the
Foundation, and excuse myself from discussions and votes where I have a
conflict of interest.
- I will stay informed about what is going
on in the Foundation. I will ask questions and request information. I will
participate in and make recommendations on issues and policies for which the
Board or staff seek input.
- I will work in good faith with staff and
other Volunteers as partners towards achievement of our goals, and maintain
the confidentiality of personal information about which I may become aware.
- If I do not fulfill these commitments to the
Foundation, I will expect a Volunteer leader to call on me and discuss my
responsibilities with me.
- I will be sent reports and updates of Foundation activities related to my role
that allow me to meet the “prudent person” section of the law.
- Opportunities will be offered to me to discuss with the staff and other
Volunteers the Foundation’s programs, goals, activities, and status;
additionally, I can request such opportunities.
- The Foundation will help me perform my duties by keeping me informed about
issues in the nonprofit field in which we are working, and by offering me
opportunities for training and development as a Volunteer.
- Board members and staff will respond in a straightforward fashion to questions I
have that I feel are necessary to carry out my fiscal, legal and moral
responsibilities to this Foundation. Board members and staff will work in good
faith with me towards achievement of our goals.
- If the Foundation does not fulfill its commitments to me, I can call on the
board chairman and Foundation president to discuss these responsibilities.
Introduction to TCF
PowerPoint presentation about
Foundation operations may be viewed on this website.
Friday, February 14, 2014