Being a CEF Board Member has great responsibility & an even greater reward!


CEF Board members are expected to contribute to the organization in the following ways:

• Regularly attend Board meetings (once a month)

• Demonstrate support for CEF by promoting its good work, generating goodwill for the organization, encouraging support for its efforts, and keeping informed about its programs and activities

• Contribute knowledge and skills in at least one CEF Committee (Governance, Marketing, Special Event, Grants)

• Help promote CEF visibility and advocate for its programs

• Help develop CEF financial or other resources

• Participate in reviewing strategic plans and setting long-term priorities

• Participate in reviewing and approving an annual budget for the organization and reviewing its revenues and expenses on a quarterly basis to ensure that the CEF mission is being upheld and its finances managed in a sound and ethical manner

• Participate in CEF events: this includes the annual auction in addition to fundraising and programmatic events

• Help CEF grow its outreach in the Camas community

• Set procedures and policies to ensure that the corporation is organized and managed in an accountable, fair and systematic manner and in compliance with applicable law


Individual CEF Board performance is regularly evaluated using the following criteria:

1. Attend at least 80 percent of Board meetings each year in person

2. Act on behalf of the corporation and its interests, putting aside personal concerns, affiliations or constituencies

3. Serve on at least one Board committee

4. Make an annual personal financial contribution to CEF

5. Help staff to promote good work and visibility, introducing the organization to new communities, corporate sponsors, foundations, media and helpful individuals and potential partners

6. Contribute expertise in particular areas of nonprofit management, governance, finance, membership, or other areas that advance CEF’s mission and vision.