In accordance with the Tools For Hope, Inc. Bylaws our corporation is to be governed by a Board of Directors. Our Board has three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.”
Duty of Care / Good Faith: Take care of TFH by ensuring prudent use of all assets;
Duty of Loyalty: Ensure that our activities and transactions are, first and foremost, advancing our mission; recognize and disclose conflicts of interest; make decisions that are in the best interest of TFH; not in the best interest of the individual board member (or any other individual or for-profit entity).
Duty of Obedience: Ensure that Tools For Hope, Inc. obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows its own bylaws; and that TFH adheres to its stated corporate purposes /mission.
Board members also play very significant roles providing guidance by contributing to TFH culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability, as well as serving as ambassadors and advocates. We believe Board members should have the following attributes:
Earn extra income by being a host on Airbnb or HomeAway—and help Tools for Hope at the same time.
The Rotary Club of Cheshire, Connecticut is launching a service project called ‘Beds for a Cause,’ which will contribute to the financial well-being of Tools for Hope. The process is simple–if you become a host on Airbnb, HomeAway or on another vacation rental website you can allocate part of your earnings to Tools for Hope.
Here is how it would work. You decide to give Tools for Hope a portion of your income from being a host on Airbnb [www.airbnb.com], HomeAway [www.homeaway.com], or another vacation rental website. These websites arrange homestays in spare guest rooms and in other homeowner spaces. Hosts may live in any location. If you have friends or relatives who live in other parts of the U.S. (or internationally), they could sign up to be hosts as well and contribute to Tools for Hope or to a charity of their choosing.
Suppose someone is looking to travel in the host’s vicinity for business or personal reasons, to attend a game/commencement at a local college or another event that draws an extra amount of people to a particular community. He or she would select an accommodation after typing a location of interest into the search box on the vacation rental website. Guests would find hosts who are participating in this project by looking for the words Beds for a Cause fundraiser in the description of the listings.
Guests make reservations with the hosts and pay for the night’s lodging with a credit card. The funds go to the vacation rental website, which takes out a service fee and then deposits the funds into the host’s bank account or PayPal account. If the host is a participant in the Beds for a Cause fundraiser, he or she would make out a check to Tools for Hope for a percentage of the night’s lodging. Another option would be to set up an automatic payment system with the vacation rental website so that Tools for Hope gets a certain percentage of any funds received by the host.
Other plans in which Tools For Hope participates include Amazon Smile, Giving Assistant, and eBay For Charity
Amazon gives 0.5% of eligible purchases to Tools For Hope, Inc. when you sign up for Amazon Smile and select Tools For Hope, Inc. See https://smile.amazon.com.
Go to https://givingassistant.org/ and sign up for an account
On https://givingassistant.org/ scroll down the page to “Pick Your Nonprofit”
Search for and select “Tools For Hope, Inc.”
Select the percentage of your “cash back” to keep and or to share with “Tools For Hope, Inc.”
At the top of most all pages select /search for the store(s) or service(s) with which to shop e.g., “Amazon”
On the store’s cash back page, click the “Activate Cash Back Now” button to begin shopping. (browse through coupons).
Shop online as usual.
Giving Assistant will handle ‘cash back’ disbursements. Your Account page will show disbursements.
eBay For Charity
eBay for Charity makes it easy for buyers and sellers to support causes that are important to them. With eBay for Charity, you can support your favorite charities when you sell and buy items on eBay.
Go to https://charity.ebay.com/ and search for Tools For Hope, Inc. or go directly to: