Serving on the Board of Directors of TASH is a great honor that carries two important responsibilities with it: actively supporting the values upon which the organization was built and actively participating in maintaining a fiscally sound organization. Because we are a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) corporation, our board members are responsible for achieving our mission and values by:
Enhancing TASH’s public standing
Reflecting TASH values in their Board service
Ensuring adequate resources to act on TASH’s mission in two ways:
1) Committing to an annual financial donation. The final decision for an annual contribution is a personal one for each board member based on their own comfort level and individual circumstance. TASH suggests considering 1% of one’s gross annual income as a target.
2) Participating in fund development efforts throughout their board tenure.
Determining, monitoring, and strengthening TASH’s programs and services
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 — self advocate board travel is funded by TASH.
TASH seeks to achieve a balance in the composition of experiences and skills of the Board by encouraging nominations of people who are self-advocates, family members, educators, researchers, community support providers, related service therapists, people of color, or combinations thereof. Most of all, we encourage nominations of people passionate about our mission. Those with experience and skills in fund development, general law (such as contracts, intellectual property and non-profit law), marketing, publishing, media relations and legislative advocacy are also encouraged to apply. This list is neither exclusionary nor exhaustive. It is a call to the membership to offer your talents and resources to the organization.
Please consider making a nomination for the TASH Board of Directors by June 20, 2011, by contacting Barb Trader at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (202) 540-9013.