Board Member Requirements and Expectations

Candidates should have experience in at least one of these areas: Human resources,  finance, education, legal, community relations, fund raising, business, and/or have previous  non-profit board experience.

All board members are expected to:

  • Be willing to make a commitment and actively lead/participate in board activities and Humane Society events and projects.
  • Be willing to raise funds or participate in fundraising.
  • Review and abide by by-laws.
  • Accept legal and Policy-setting responsibility for the agency.
  • Represent HSoMC to the staff, members, volunteers & the community.

Time commitment:

Estimate of an average of 10-15 hours monthly (not including projects or events)

  • Board Meetings: 4-6 hours
  • Committee Meetings: 2-4 hours
  • Occasional special events: 2-4 hours/year
  • General correspondence: 2-4 hours
  • Projects: Varies

Individuals can submit self-nominations to the Nominating Committee for consideration.  The nominations for open board positions should be submitted before 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2023 and should include a resume or bio.  Please outline why you are seeking a board position, your applicable experience and how you will contribute the the board.  Non-members are eligible to be nominated.

Please send nominations and supporting documents to Julie Eddy at
or mail them to HSoMC, 4371 E Ashman St, Midland, MI 48642