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CAWS Board of Directors Application
Thank you for your interest in serving on the CAWS Board of Directors. CAWS is a no-kill, volunteer and foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is working with the community to help animals. As one of Utah’s oldest animal rescue groups, our ongoing rescue, foster, education, low-income community support, and adoption programs help animals whose time is up at shelters, those who are abandoned & in-need, and as our resources allow.
As a member of the CAWS Board of Directors you would be responsible for the governing of CAWS, focused upon mission, strategy, and goals of the organization. This includes oversight in four main areas; (1) Legal Oversight, (2) Management Oversight, (3) Financial Oversight, and (4) Program Oversight. As a potential board member you may wish to review the following documents:
Bylaws of the Community Animal Welfare Society
CAWS Conflict of Interest and Ethics Statement
CAWS Board of Directors Responsibilities
CAWS Board Member Letter of Agreement
Becoming a board member is a considerable commitment as we meet and exceed best practices for the nonprofit community. The process of becoming a board member includes:
1) Complete this application and supply the requested information
2) Meet with member(s) from the CAWS Board of Directors
3) If approved, your application will be submitted to the Board for vote
4) If approved, you will meet with one or members for orientation
5) Attend a CAWS Board meetings as a voting member
with any questions or concerns about your application or process.
CAWS does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of ce, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
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What is your experience with CAWS, if any?
What is your additional experience with the animal welfare sector, if any?
Briefly describe why you would like to join the board of directors.
What skills or experience would you like to utilize on the board?
If appointed to the board, do you have any specific goals or priorities you like to see addressed?
What other volunteer commitments do you currently have?
Have you served on other nonprofit organization boards? If so, please least positions and relevant experience.
After reviewing the member expectations, do you see any concerns that might affect your ability to meet those expectations?
After reviewing the conflict of interest and ethics statement, do you see any concerns that might prevent you from following said agreement?
The board usually meets once a month on a Sunday. Do you see any scheduling concerns that might affect your attendance?
Please upload and share any documents that support your application to the CAWS Board of Directors.
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
100% of profits on CAWS merchandise goes towards the rescue and care of CAWS animals.