Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the NAMI Knoxville Board of Directors.
It is a working board, and service requires experience, knowledge, commitment, and time to help Knoxville and Knox County residents affected by mental illness.
Board members should have decision-making experience and knowledge in at least one of the following areas: public policy, fund raising, non-profit or legal oversight, outreach and educational programs, technology and communications, marketing, membership development, business, and/or finance.
Board members are elected to 3-year terms. Board members should be prepared to dedicate 5 hours per month to NAMI Knoxville service, including serving on at least one committee.
Board members are expected to:
Attend and participate in all scheduled or special called meetings with no more than three unexcused absences. Board meetings take place once a month and may take place by teleconference or conference call;
Attend and support the NAMI Tennessee NAMIWalk in Knoxville; our annual meeting; and other organizational functions;
Understand and protect the fiduciary health and legal responsibilities of the organization;
Understand and support NAMI programs and public policies;
Be a NAMI member in good standing; and
Commit to assisting NAMI Knoxville fundraising efforts by direct contribution, participation in fundraisers, assisting with grants, reaching out to members of your network for donations, or developing relationships with donors.
You will be asked to sign a Conflict of Interest, Board Agreement, and Significant Contribution to Fundraising Worksheet. By returning a completed application, you are confirming your willingness to fulfill the expectations of the NAMI Knoxville Board.
We currently have open seats on the NAMI Knoxville board that will be appointed by board members according to our bylaws. NAMI Knoxville elections are held annually at the NAMI Knoxville annual membership meeting.