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Responsibilities of Individual Board Members

A board member of the Casey Foundation is expected to

  • know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission
  • give a meaningful personal financial donation or in-kind contribution to the organisation annually
  • help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy
  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • participate fully in one or more committees
  • follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
  • sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
  • maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization

Responsibilities of the Board

The mission of the Casey Foundation is to see a world free of child marriages and teenage pregnancies so that girls can live to attain their full potential.

As the highest leadership body of the Casey Foundation and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for

  • determining the mission and purposes of the organization
  • selecting and evaluating the performance of the executive director
  • strategic and organizational planning
  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • fundraising and resource development
  • approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
  • enhancing the organization’s public image
  • assessing its own performance as the governing body of the Casey Foundation

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About Casey Foundation

Location:

Master Wood Plaza, Ndeeba., Masaka Road, Kampala, Central Uganda, UG

Mission Statement

The Casey Foundation was founded in 2020. We are a not-for-profit organization that advocates for protecting and safeguarding female adolescents against child marriages and teenage pregnancies. We believe that ending child marriage and adolescent pregnancies will remove a significant barrier to global progress and ensure a world where girls look forward to their future. We aim to build a lot in which all girls have the opportunity to reach significant heights.

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FORMATION OF CASEY FOUNDATION
The organisation was founded and incorporated in 2020 following a story that aired on NBS TV, a local television station on 6th June 2020 in Lwanda village, Luuka district in Eastern Uganda where a 13 year old pupil of primary five got pregnant and in her narration said," the man bought me a bottle of soda, a cake, gave me 2000 UGX (less than 1 USD) and promised to buy me a dress. I had sex with him, I conceived and now thinking of abortion but life is hard." This formed Casey Formation.

OUR VISION
To see a world free of child marriages and teenage pregnancies where girls live to their full potential.

OUR MISSION
To fight and end child marriages and teenage pregnancies through education, skilling, advocacy, mentorship, and empowerment for young vulnerable girls to attain their full potential.

OUR OBJECTIVES
1. To educate and rally parents and community members about child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
2. To encourage enforcement of supportive laws and policies against child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
3. To empower girls with information, skills, and support networks.
4. To enhance girls' access to high-quality education through providing economic support and incentives to them and their families.

Board Development
Children & Youth
Women

WHEN

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WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Strategic Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Program Management
  • Donor Management
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • At least one hour per week of commitment
  • No criminal records

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