One Yoga improves health equity in our community through access to a broad range of teachings and practices of yoga.
Public, Societal Benefit
A desire to help navigate our unique dual nature as a fully operating yoga studio and a community service organization is essential. Additionally, ideal board candidates bring experience and skills in the following areas:
Legal (real estate expertise a bonus)
Fundraising (specifically capital campaign and donor cultivation experience, foundation relations, and/or event planning)
Finance & accounting
Equity and inclusion
Not beyond what was previously described under "board's primary functions"
One Yoga’s Board of Directors acts as a trustee with a legal responsibility to act on behalf of One Yoga’s staff, students, teachers, outreach partners, community members, funders, and the government.
Together, our basic responsibilities as a board are to:
Work with the leadership team to define and periodically renew the organization’s mission, purpose and long-term objectives.
Annually review and approve One Yoga’s strategy, goals, resource plans and budget and ensure proper financial controls and reporting are in place.
Support and annually evaluate the leadership team with the goals of the organization in mind.
Ensure management succession is being properly provided including the hiring of the leadership team and setting of compensation.
Review and approve One Yoga’s major actions, programs and policies to ensure they are consistent with the mission and monitor the effectiveness of these programs and policies.
Define prerequisites for potential board members, elect and orient new members.
Periodically evaluate the performance of the board as a whole and take steps to improve our performance.
Ensure that One Yoga is adhering to legal and ethical standards and norms, and review compliance with relevant laws affecting the institution.
Represent the organization’s mission, accomplishments and goals to the public and our constituents.
Support, participate and guide special projects (such as fundraising events), which advance the mission of One Yoga.
As individual members of the board, we:
Represent One Yoga and its mission in a positive light in the community.
Attend and participate in monthly board meetings.
Participate in committee work as needed.
Review agendas, supporting materials and come well prepared to board meetings
Provide candid and constructive criticism, advice and comments.
Serve on task forces, support special events and offer to contribute to or lead special assignments particularly in our area of expertise.
Make a personal financial contribution to One Yoga that is personally meaningful
Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
Refrain from discussions of organization policy with the staff outside of official board meetings.
Stay informed about One Yoga’s mission, services, policies and programs.
Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and One Yoga
Keep up-to-date on developments in nonprofit governance and One Yoga’s field
Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization's annual financial statements
Are encouraged to experience practicing yoga at the studio.
Expect to spend an average of eight hours per month performing these responsibilities.