Topic: Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
We are ready to start putting together the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.
The first step is establishing a foundation board and we need your
help in identifying potential foundation board members. In order to
put together the best possible foundation board, we need to assemble a
diverse group of people who are connected to cholangiocarcinoma. We
think the best way to do this is to give you some of the critieria we
are looking for when considering prospective foundation board members.
Prospective members of the foundation board will be selected based on
two attributes: influence and/or affluence. In addition to this,
every board member should bring a level of expertise to the foundation
in one or more of the following key areas: finance, investment,
strategic visioning, long-range planning, legal expertise,
organizational ability and community involvement.
Members of the board must be committed to individual giving as well as
participate directly in the fundraising efforts of the foundation.
Many patients will not have the time, finances or health to do the
work of a foundation board member, but may have family members,
friends, business associates or others who have been wanting to do
something to help.
The mission of a foundation is to raise money for a specific purpose.
Those who have influence and/or affluence can give and can influence
others to give. A strong foundation board will help attract strong
medical advisory board members. This is critical for establishing
credibility within the medical community which in turn will have a
direct impact on the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma.
This needs to be an international effort. In order to maximize the
impact the foundation has on this disease we must work together.
Once the board is in place we will begin organizing the rest of the
foundation. There is room for every skill and every level of giving.
Because we are a relatively small group, we will be calling on you to
help. Rick will be setting up a foundation link on the website, there
you will find updates on our progress, areas in which we need your help or expertise, upcoming events, etc.
If you have someone you think should be considered for a position on the Foundation Board, or if you have any questions please let me know.
You can reach me at this email address email@example.com