Now Accepting Foundation Trustee Nominations Through February 29, 2020
NAELA Foundation’s Mission is to advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with special needs by focusing on litigation and regulatory advocacy, amicus briefs, research and education/scholarships.
Since 2014, the Foundation has provided grants totaling close to $170,000 which have resulted in setting legal precedent in key areas of the law, collaborating with organizations seeking NAELA’s support, and providing educational and scholarship opportunities on topics important to NAELA members and their clients.
In May 2019, the Foundation Board created a Nominating Committee to identify NAELA members and non-members who can build on the Foundation’s mission, strengthen NAELA’s impact and encourage a culture of giving. Adding Trustees will allow for a diversity of perspectives and build a bridge to broader membership for fundraising, grant making and reporting.
Who Should Apply
NAELA members and non-members whose interests coincide with the Foundation should apply. The Nominating Committee will consider whether the candidate has:
• A track record of engagement with NAELA and/or Foundation committees, projects, state chapter, and/or other activities.
• The ability or willingness to fundraise for or contribute to the Foundation in accordance with the Foundation’s Give or Get Policy.
• A vision of the profession and what role the Foundation can play in that vision.
• Experience in other associations and foundations.
• The ability to interact collaboratively with others, to offer a diversity of ideas and positions, and be supportive of the Foundation and its structure.
• An understanding of the distinction between the strategic and tactical, and when the Board should focus its attention on each.
• A strong, collaborative leadership style.
• Know how to foster an environment that allows for respectful and useful dialogue.
• The ability to make sound decisions and inspire others to perform well.
• Strong communications skills, self-confidence, the ability to manage others and a willingness to embrace change.
• The judgment, sophistication, and seriousness to connect with distinct audiences and can represent the Foundation effectively in all professional situations.