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Board Member Agreement

As a board member of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), I am fully committed to the mission of the organization.  I understand that my duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • I understand the mission and values of the Child Advocacy Center and will “put kids first” in my decision making.
  • I am fiscally responsible, with other board members, for this organization.  I will know what our budget is and take an active part in reviewing, approving, and monitoring the budget and fundraising efforts to meet it.
  • I will regularly attend and participate in board meetings, be available for phone consultation as needed, and serve on at least one committee or work group of the board.
  • I will participate in new member board orientation and attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions scheduled.
  • I will share resources and talents with the Child Advocacy Center, including my professional expertise as well as my connections in the community for potential financial support or in-kind contributions to the center.
  • I will always exercise board powers in the interest of the Child Advocacy Center, and not for the interest of myself or others and avoid any actual or perceived conflict of interests.
  • I will maintain the confidentiality of the private information of the Child Advocacy Center, staff, clients, and other board members.
  • I will actively engage in fundraising for the Child Advocacy Center in whatever ways are best suited for me.  These may include individual or corporate solicitations, promoting the CAC in my workplace or in other organizations I am a part of, writing mail appeals, and attending special events.
  • I will give what is for me a substantial financial donation.  I may give this as a one-time donation each year, or I may pledge to give a certain amount several times during the year.
  • I will actively promote the Child Advocacy Center, encourage and support its Executive Director and staff, and work in concert with other board members.
  • I agree that in the event, for whatever reason, I can no longer fulfill my duties and responsibilities as a board member of the Child Advocacy Center, I will immediately notify the board president to offer my resignation.

The Child Advocacy Center is grateful for your service and commitment to the mission of our organization and agrees to provide each member of the board with the following:

  • To provide access to the Executive Director and Leadership Team as needed for additional information, assistance or clarification
  • To provide ample notice of all board and committee meetings
  • To provide minutes of all board and standing committee meetings
  • To provide monthly financial reports reconciled by an outside accountant
  • To bring critical incidents to the attention of the board president and board members in a timely manner
  • To provide relevant materials to assist board members in making informed decisions on behalf of the organization
  • To the extent allowed by law, to provide indemnification from liability for a board member’s reasonable and necessary actions through Director and Officer’s insurance liability coverage renewed annually
  • To utilize each board member’s time and talents effectively