MSI US is a leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services globally, empowering women and men to have children by choice not chance.
MSI is a non-profit, non-governmental organization and a global leader in family planning, working to eliminate unmet need for sexual and reproductive health services around the world. MSI delivers affordable, high-quality contraception, safe abortion and post-abortion care to millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable individuals.
Founded in 1976 in London, MSI operates in 37 countries across six continents. With over 10,000 team members, more than 90% of whom work in their home countries, MSI works to eliminate unsafe abortion and ensure that anyone who wants contraception can access it. In several locations, MSI also provides pre-natal and delivery services.
The MSI United States Board provides oversight and governance of MSI US, participates in strategic planning and leadership, and supports the President and staff in advancing the organization’s mission. Board Members help to raise awareness and increase donations. MSI US is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and seeks Board members who are committed to reproductive choice and our mission of “children by choice, not chance.” There are 15 seats on the MSI US Board. Board Members serve an initial term of three years and are eligible for re-appointment for a second three-year term. After two consecutive three-year terms, a break of one year is required before a former Board Member is eligible to serve for another three-year term.
- Leadership: Serve as a trusted advisor to the President in developing and implementing the strategic priorities of the organization.
- Governance: Assist the MSI US Board Chair and President in developing the Board and in identifying and recruiting others for Board service.
- Oversight: Review the annual budget and refer it for final approval to the CEO and Trustees of MSI; review and approve annual audit reports and IRS tax filings; review and assess organizational performance against agreed goals each year. Board Members should be informed of, understand, and be able to fulfill all legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
- Fundraising: Make MSI US a personal philanthropic priority and provide other forms of support to build awareness and raise funds to support MSI globally. Board members are expected to give or help to raise a minimum of $50,000 in annual support, by engaging people in their personal and professional networks who are likely MSI US supporters.
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