Hancock Center Board of Directors

VISION STATEMENT: Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy will be at the forefront of transforming society toward greater health and resiliency.

MISSION STATEMENT: Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy improves the lives of others by providing body-centered, movement-based psychotherapy, education and outreach. We fulfill our mission by supporting the healthy potential of individuals of diverse ages, abilities and needs to enhance their lives. We are committed to serving the under-served and those who might not have access to or the ability to pay for therapy.

Board Member

Hancock Center has benefited from a wonderful, diverse board of directors who have helped us in innumerable ways. If you want to know more about Board member opportunities, please contact board president Carol Murphy at info@hancockcenter.net. A Board application form is available upon request.

Position Summary: The Board of Directors shall advise Hancock Center on the management of its affairs, business and property.  The Board has fiduciary oversight of the Center and is responsible for approving an annual budget and supporting the Hancock Center's financial stability. The Board is responsible for collaborating with the staff in setting strategic direction in line with its mission and values. The Board meets quarterly with special meetings convened as needed. The Exceutive Committee (Board Officers) assumes responsibilty as needed between BOD meetings.

Qualifications Preferred:

1. Previous experience serving on a non-profit Board

2. Experience in one or more areas of business operations of a non-profit organization

3. Knowledge of the Madison community and fundraising strategies

General Good Faith Requirements:

1. Attend and actively participate in all BOD Meetings

2. Stay engaged in the business of the Hancock Center as needed between BOD meetings

3. Serve as a public advocate for the mission and activities of the Hancock Center

4. Participate in fundraising to the best of your ability and capacity

5. Adhere to the by-laws and policies of the Hancock Center

6. Serve a minimum one year term