Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place
November 15, 2010
I remember when I first joined the board, six years ago. We were barely scraping by, and I dreaded the financial updates at the board meetings because they always seemed so dire. In the past four years, under the able leadership of Jean-Michel Giraud, our executive director, our finances have stabilized, our programs have grown and our staff morale has improved. There is so much more to do--and now we are working hard to develop an employment program for those consumers who are ready for it. It's very staff-intensive, both in terms of finding employers willing to hire our folks, and helping our consumers prepare themselves for employment. I feel confident that we can succeed in this important new area of focus.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
People that I've invited to fundraisers have been inspired and moved to contribute.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Hire additional support staff for development and finance functions.
Board Member & I've advised the executive director and executive committee on personnel issues.