Serving as an Associate Member for California Families in Focus is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Completing this form will help you understand the skills and time/resource commitments of this leadership position. You may find it helpful to read through the entire application and Associate Member Responsibilities before you begin filling it out. Please return the completed application to the CFF Headquarters, 525 E. 7th St. Long Beach, CA 90813 or by email to This application will be kept confidential and on file at the CFF office. 


Applications are used by the Board’s Nominating Committee to identify and evaluate potential Associate Member candidates. All new members are elected by a majority vote of current board members. 


  1. Serve a minimum of a two (2) year term on the Associate Committee. 
  2. Attend a minimum of ten (10) Associate Member meetings (in person or virtual). The Associate Committee meets the last Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
  3. Attend a minimum of 7 events per year (includes committee meetings and CFF events, partnering agency events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities representing CFF). 
  4. Make a serious commitment to participate actively in CFF committee work. CFF is a working board where each director chairs a committee, so we ask the same of our Associate Members. 
  5. Stay informed about Associate Committee matters, be prepared for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports. 
  6. Build a collegial working relationship with other board and committee members.
  7. Participate in promoting the good name of CFF, including HISTORY/MISSION/VISION/OBJECTIVES/CODE OF ETHICS/PROGRAMS/PROJECTS/EVENTS.
  8. Participate in the advancement of the strategic plan of CFF (see power point) including fundraising and member recruitment.