The Call for Nominations for the 2022 TASH Board of Directors opens on Friday, September 10th and closes on Sunday, September 26th 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
TASH’s Mission and History
TASH advances equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities, with a focus on those with the most significant support needs, in the areas of education, employment and community living through advocacy, research and practice.
TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975, TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization. TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates. The inclusive practices TASH validates through research have been shown to improve outcomes for all people.
TASH board members govern the organization and serves as its ambassadors. The TASH Board is a working board, responsible for maintaining a fiscally sound organization through membership recruitment, resource development and governance. Each Board member is expected to serve on one or more Committees and/or as a liaison to various Communities of Practice. Board members are expected to make an annual financial contribution to the organization or as part of this “give or get” expectation, find others in their networks to contribute financially to TASH on their behalf. The Board meets quarterly, with meetings held via videoconference on most occasions and as circumstances allow, in-person during our Annual Conference and annually in Washington, DC.
TASH seeks a diverse Board that includes people with skills and experience in nonprofit leadership and management, policy advocacy, service provision, fundraising, communications and program development. Following are specific expectations:
- Enhancing TASH’s public standing.
- Reflecting TASH values.
- Ensuring adequate resources to act on TASH’s mission in two ways:
- Committing to an annual financial donation.
- Participating in fund development efforts throughout their board tenure.
- Determining, monitoring, and strengthening TASH’s programs and services.
- Recruiting new members.
- Ensuring effective organizational planning.
- Managing resources effectively.
- Ensuring ethical and legal integrity and accountability.
- Committing to travel to two board meetings per year at their own expense.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Sunday, September 26th. Nominees must be members of TASH to be eligible to serve on the Board. To check your membership status, sign in to your member account. To become a member, visit tashorgstg.wpengine.com/join. Please note that nominees that meet the eligibility criteria will be asked to participate in a virtual interview with TASH’s leadership.