ThinkTank's Advisory Council - Our Community Champions!
The Advisory Council serves as a critical community champion of ThinkTank Innovation, Inc. ("ThinkTank"), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation. Members of the Advisory Council share their gifts in service to our mission by providing our organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local, national or international resources, colleagues or peers; their philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance.
- Provides a means for involving people who are willing to give critical assistance but have limited time to contribute to the organization.
- Provides a means for involving people who would have been good candidates for the Board of Directors, but who are unable to serve at the current time.
- Provides a way to keep critical supporters connected to the organization.
- Creates a direct link to important professional and technical expertise.
- Energizes Advisors as ambassadors for the organization in the community.
- Recognizes individuals for their distinguished service.
- Assists in efforts to increase philanthropic support.
- Enlists help from others without enlarging the Executive Board of Directors.
Purpose of the Advisory Council
- Advisory Council members are invited by members of ThinkTank's Executive Board of Directors.
- Advisory Council members serve at-will with no set time commitment or length of service.
Expectations of Advisory Council Members
- Act at least once annually in some significant way to support the organization's mission (e.g. expert advice, door opening, funding or fundraising).
- Allow the organization to publicize their name and participation on the Council via ThinkTank's website, landing pages and other collateral materials and communications. (Listing could include Advisor's name, current company affiliation and position, Advisor's photo and a link to Advisor's LinkedIn profile or other identifying information.
- Attend events such as the annual meeting and special gatherings.
- Keep informed about plans, activities and needs of the organization.