We know that strong boards coupled with a high performing staff form the backbone of non-profit organizations and are crucial to their success. With these eleven new board members, we have co-created a new framework and governance model for the Sisterhood that includes the principles of democracy, self-determination, participatory principles, genuine partnership and community-inclusive decision making.
This new governance model incorporates our cultural values, faith traditions, our strengths, and the intersectionality of our identities and roles while fully supporting the Executive Director and the mission. A culturally affirming governance model allows us to align on the strategic plan, plan for long-term sustainability, anticipate and manage change, promote effective stewardship, and improve the decision making process as a whole. Instead of focusing on the effectiveness of the Sisterhood, community impact is at the core, prioritizing results over the organization.