|TASK 📌||Timeline ⏰||Who 👤|
|✅ Submit Board Development Plan revisions (ALL APPROVED)||October 13th||Tim|
|✅ Distribute video & notes of meeting (see sections below)||October 18th||Tim|
|✅ In-depth reports & survey of each topic||October 20-25||Tim|
|✅ Voting on NRB Focus||October 30 – November 3||All|
|✅ Formation of Committees||November 6 – 17||All|
|⚒️ Next Board Meeting||December (TBD)||All|
Below are the APPROVED updates from the Board Meeting on October 7, 2023.
✅ = Approved | ⚒️ = Working
An effective board will work together as a committed team to accomplish the mission of the organization.
The Board of Directors for News Release Basketball will consist of men and women over the age of 18 from across the United States as well as international representatives. Types of individuals particularly sought out for their expertise and knowledge in the outset of News Release Basketball will include community leaders, business leaders, ministry leaders, basketball coaches, and others who can bring organizational insight.
Ideal characteristics of Board members include diversity in range of expertise, values, interests, skills and will exhibit some of the following traits:
The Board president and Treasurer, along with the Executive Director and committee chairs can function on behalf of the board in organizational emergency situations.
News Release Basketball will have five board committees:
The Executive Director will first and foremost be a representative of the mission, vision, and values of News Release Basketball. The Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Directors and be the political face of the organization. Adherence to the core values will be embodied from the top, starting with the Executive Director. The Board of Directors will support and develop the Executive Director to best uphold his or her responsibilities such as: alumni engagement; cementing relationships with ministry partners and hosts; raising funds; providing executive leadership to the staff teams; aligning all efforts with the mission and vision of News Release Basketball; and bringing all pertinent and necessary information to the attention of the Board of Directors on a regular basis.
The Board of Directors will identify and recruit a qualified Executive Director seeking out ideal qualifications such as: a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, a minimum of four years of nonprofit leadership experience, and a minimum of four years with direct leadership roles within basketball and/or ministry (or reasonably equivalent life and work experience). In alignment with News Release Basketball’s core values, the expectation of the Executive Director will be an attitude of worship, family, service, fun, and quality. Performance evaluation of the Executive Director will be assessed by the Board of Directors. Mismanagement of the Executive Director role can be cause for termination, as outlined in the News Release Basketball policies and procedures. The Board and Executive Director will partner in leadership of News Release Basketball, providing visionary support for the future of the organization.
1971 | 1st team traveled to Asia.
1972 | Team traveled to Africa with Venture for Victory-Sports Ambassadors.
1973 | 1st “News Release Basketball” team, a part of Christian Associates, traveled to Europe.
1977 | 2 teams traveled.
1978 | 1st women’s team traveled.
1980 | Christian Associates Directors moved to Ferney-Voltaire, France.
1981 | Christian Associates started 1st church in France.
1985 | NRB Officially incorporated as a separate organization. (Bylaws & structure created)
1991 | Reboots after a 4-year hiatus. 1st high school team traveled on tour.
1991-1997 | Basketball camp ministry began.
1998 | Women’s Team tours began again after a 10-year hiatus.
2004 | 4 teams. 1st set team traveled (Colorado Christian University).
2006 | First full-time European Director (Mike Mai) moved to Magdeburg Germany.
2007 | 4 teams, 5 tours (including 1 Coaches tour).
2009 | 5 teams. 1st Showcase tour traveled.
2010 | Reached 500+ alumni.
2011 | Over 500 kids in camps.
2012 | 7 teams, 9 tours. Over 1300 kids attended camps and clinics. 1st NRB European Summit meeting.
2013 | News Release Basketball-Europe was established.
2014 | First U.S. tour with the Legacy Program (Stateside, Shane Kuyper).
2018 | 25th year camp in Lörrach Germany. School Year Camp Program was initiated.
2019-2020 | COVID, no tours. Andrew Cummings & John Gilliland host local camps.
2022 | Celebrated 50 years.
2023 | First “official” camp in Zambia, Africa.
“In Christ, Through Hoops, To the World.”
“To glorify God and advance His Kingdom on earth by using our gifts, talents, and interests in basketball.”
“To be and build the family of God.”
|Focus on CAMPS Discussion|
|Strengths & Opportunities||Struggle & Threats|
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