Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of king county

Board of Directors Description

            

Title:  Board of Directors, Family Law CASA of King County

Reports to board president

 

Term:  Three-year term, renewal by nomination 

 

Purpose:  To develop policies, procedures, and regulations for the operation of CASA,

to monitor finances of the organization, its programs and performance.

Expected meeting attendance:

  • Regularly attend CASA board meetings  (held monthly)
  • Participate on a standing board committee (monthly meetings)
  • Attend annual board retreat, workshops, and where possible, CASA events and fundraisers

 

Responsibilities of the board:

  • Establish policy
  • Participate in the hiring, evaluation and support of the executive director
  • Insure adequate funding
  • Monitor finances
  • Serve as fiduciaries
  • Establish and monitor strategic and long-range plans 

Obligations of Board Members

  • Be well-informed on issues and agenda items in advance of meetings
  • Contribute skills, knowledge and experience when appropriate
  • Participate in organizational decision-making
  • Make an annual individual financial contribution that is personally significant
  • Solicit or facilitate personal, corporate and/or private foundation contributions
  • Be an enthusiastic advocate of CASA
  • Thank your CASA donors by calling or writing them personally
  • Write personal notes to your contacts on CASA invitations or program updates
  • Assist with fundraising efforts such as hosting a house party, calling your contacts with progress reports, setting appointments, attending and filling a table for fundraising events

Goal:

  • A Board that reflects the diversity of King County residents and the families served by the Family Law CASA program.

  

For details on board membership contact Caroline Davis, Family Law CASA’s Executive Director at cddavis@familylawcasa.org or by calling 206-748-9700.