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Are you interested in joining a Non-Profit Board?

The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech and communication. CASANA seeks additional volunteer Board Members to share their expertise, knowledge, and experience to help move our organization forward. CASANA values a board which represents commitment, mutual respect, and collaboration to assure the organization is best positioned to serve the needs of our constituents now and in the future.

Currently, we seek additional board members who are highly skilled in the following areas to boost expertise on our Board

  • Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Business Development

Individuals with expertise in the above areas and understand nonprofit operations are highly encouraged to contact us.

Responsibilities

  • Review and assess CASANA’s activities to assure effectiveness and adherence to the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Work constructively and respectfully with CASANA Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Partners.
  • Serve as a member of at least one of the board’s established committees or ad hoc working groups. The current established committees include: Finance, Marketing and PR, Development, Volunteer, and Governance. Meetings and other discussions for these committees/groups will primarily occur remotely, outside of the quarterly scheduled board meeting.
  • Review annually the Board of Directors and take steps to improve its performance. This includes helping the Executive Committee to identify and recruit prospective board candidates.
  • Board members are expected to review the board agenda and related reports prior to quarterly meetings.
  • Contribute to the board’s role in fiduciary responsibility for the organization, voting on annual budgets, reviewing financial reports and supporting the ongoing evaluation of related business actions.
  • Work actively within the legal responsibilities of board service, helping to identify internal or external conflicts of interest or other challenges that may put the organization at risk.

Terms, Time, and Financial Commitment

All board members are elected for an initial three-year term. Board members are expected to attend at least 75% of quarterly board meetings, support CASANA with approximately 5 hours per month, from a combination of board meetings, committee meetings and other related work. Board members are required to assist CASANA in raising contributions via personal contributions, solicitation of sponsorships or in-kind donations, and/or support of CASANA events.

There is no financial compensation for this position, other than reasonable reimbursement for expenses incurred during furtherance of the organization’s business. Board meetings are held quarterly, primarily via teleconference, with more frequent involvement expected on decisions made via phone conferencing and electronically.  Committee meetings are held additional meetings held at least quarterly and are typically via teleconference. In addition, the Board does meets once annually in person during the National Conference.

Applications

If you are interested in learning more about CASANA and how you can make an impact in this growing organization, please send along your resume with a cover note to the attention of Mary Sturm, Board Chair, at casana@apraxia-kids.org.