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
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.
- Strategic Planning
- Grant Writing / Research
- Business Development
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Looking for a two year commitment.