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OrganizationPeacekeeper Initiative, Inc
We're located in...Clearwater, FL
Our mission is...We value the mental well-being of our first responders who experience and witness trauma on a daily basis, while running toward danger and responding to our calls for help in order to keep our communities safe. However, there is a stigma that seeking help when the mind’s defense mechanism breaks down from prolonged exposure to traumatic events is a sign of weakness, and needed help is often not sought through traditional employee assistance programs (EAP). The Peacekeeper Initiative was founded to address mental health issues facing active duty, as well as the often forgotten retired, first responders, through PTSD and suicide awareness, peer-to-peer mentoring, resiliency training, substance abuse support groups, physical activities designed to reduce stress, and referral to mental health or other healthcare professionals when necessary. We seek to provide a safe and supportive environment outside of the workplace, where the first responder can feel comfortable in seeking the help they need. We serve Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties in the State of Florida. We are a faith-based organization and will follow Biblical principles but do not discriminate against people of other faiths or who do not ascribe to any faith at all.
We serve...Active duty and retired first responders and others affiliated professions who suffer with mental health issues.
Our Websitepeacekeeperinitiative.org
Our greatest accomplishment last year was...We are a start-up but have received our 501c3
You can view our most recent Form 990 at this URL...peacekeeperinitiative.org
Serving on our board will be awesome for you because...

Peacekeeper Initiative board members are sought out for their passion for and support of the mission, their professional expertise, and their belief in God.  They are expected to actively participate in the governance of the organization.  There are three main areas of responsibility associated with this position: oversight, resource development, and outreach.

 

Oversight

  • Be part of the system of checks and balances that keep the organization mission-driven and well-managed.
  • Attend quarterly board meetings and any special meetings that may be called.
  • Pledge to participate in at least one of any committees that may be formed.
  • Participate in the annual evaluation and planning meeting.
  • Stay informed about committee matters, prepare well for meetings, and review comments on minutes and reports.
  • Strive to build a good working relationship and team mentality with fellow board members and the management team.

Resource Development

  • Provide financial oversight to fundraising efforts.
  • Ensure the organization has the financial and human resources necessary to carry out its mission.
  • Assist with the organization’s fundraising efforts through gifts of time, talent, and treasure.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors.
  • Monitor the results of the fundraising plan.

Outreach

  • Connect with the external community to promote the organization’s mission, values, and programs (for example, through recruiting new board members, volunteers, and donors, and expanding the organization’s network of supporters.
  • Work to project the organization’s image in the best possible light publicly and in private.

 

Our ideal candidate is...

We are seeking attorneys, accountants, senior first responders, mental health professionals, faith-based practitioners such as pastors, chaplains, or counselors, and Christian business owners.

Our current board size is...5
We meet (when and where)...Quarterly location varies
The time commitment is...1-2 hours per month
Contact...Rich Alvarez, CEO, 440-653-2868, rich@peacekeeperinitiative.org
PostedJanuary 6, 2020