CAPS Board Members and How You Can Be Involved

Raised hands imageCapital Area Parkinson’s Society is a not-for-profit organization, led by an all volunteer Board of Directors. Most of us serving on the Board have been directly impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, and we understand how devastating it can be.

We also understand the importance of education and information, personalized support, social interaction, and community resources, for those dealing with Parkinson’s.

An energetic, creative and committed Board is vital to the on-going growth of our organization. Our Board and other volunteers provide the leadership and energy that makes everything we do possible. CAPS has open positions on the Board, and we are looking for individuals with expertise in the following areas:

  • Finance, budgeting, and accounting
  • Marketing and communications
  • Information Technology
  • Program administration and management
  • Resource Development
  • Fundraising
  • Membership management

Board Members come from a variety of backgrounds. While several Board Members have experience in closely related areas, such as healthcare and finance, we encourage all interested individuals to consider becoming involved with CAPS.

To learn more about how you can help or to recommend someone for consideration, please email [email protected] or leave a message at 512-371-3373.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What geographic area does CAPS primarily serve?
A: Central Austin, East Austin, South Austin, Travis County, Williamson County

Q: How often does CAPS Board meet?
A: The Board meets every other month (6 times per year). Meetings are held on a set day and time.

Q: How long are Board meetings?
A: Typically, Board Meetings begin at noon, and last approximately 2 hours.

Q: In addition to meetings, how much time is required?

A: The time commitment varies, and some duties take more time than others. Generally speaking, Board Members should be able to commit 1-3 hours a week to the organization. That doesn’t imply an every week commitment, and activities can be done at the convenience of the Board Member.

Q: Do you have a designated term for board service?:
A: We ask that Board Members commit for a 2 year term of service.

Q: How would you describe your board culture?
A: Motivated to serve, open to growth, excited for new, innovative members to join mission.

Q: Does your organization carry directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance?
A: Yes; D&O insurance protects board members against a breach of “duty” in the event of any actual or alleged error, misstatement, omission, or misleading statement.