SpeakOUT Boston Looking for New Board Members


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


P.O. Box 301223BostonBoston, MA 02130


Looking for a way to give back to the LGBTQIA community?

SpeakOUT is looking for interested board members!

SpeakOUT is the oldest LGBTQIA speakers bureau in the nation, established in 1972. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We train members of the LGBTQIA and allies community to tell their personal stories as a form of activism to audiences in schools, colleges, religious classes, service organizations, businesses, and government agencies. Our community of speakers works to create a world free of homo-bi-trans-phobia and other forms of discrimination.

Responsibilities of board members:

  • Understand the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs, and inform others about the organization.

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and fulfillment of contractual obligations.

  • Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives.

  • Support the organization financially either through donations and/or through helping with fundraising activities.

  • Help to enhance SpeakOUT’s public profile and network within the Greater Boston nonprofit, LGBTQIA, and business communities.

  • Regularly attend monthly board meetings.

  • Serve on at least one committee or task force.

  • Be available to offer assistance for special projects when applicable.

  • Actively recruit, orient, and train new board members.

  • Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.

Skills board members can contribute:

  • Fundraising and development knowledge

  • Comfort with networking within the LGBTQIA, nonprofit and business communities

  • Organizational development for a small nonprofit

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Event planning

  • Volunteer coordination

  • Public speaking and/or training ability

How to Apply: If you are interested in learning more about SpeakOUT board service, please contact Ellyn Ruthstrom, Executive Director at Ellyn@speakoutboston.org or call 877-223-9390. Please supply a resume and references.


  • Budgeting
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Business Development
  • Management

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Looking for a two year commitment.

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