Earth Matter NY seeks New Volunteer Board Members: Finance or Law


Cause Areas


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


179 Rivington Street, Apt 4BNew YorkNew York, NY 10002


Earth Matter NY, the nonprofit on Governors Island dedicated to moving New York City to zero waste through composting education, seeks new board members with expertise in finance, accounting, law or real estate to help build our organization's capacity as we ramp up efforts in line with new development on Governors Island. Our organization is funded almost entirely by the New York City Department of Sanitation and are now seeking additional board members to help us diversify our funding streams to support new efforts such as Soil Start Farm, our volunteer-run farm grown in compost-enriched soil, and the Lavender Field, a public-facing field of lavender designed to beautify a formerly vacant space on GI, increase the island's biodiversity, and attract bee pollinators. Our nonprofit also hopes to fund a dedicated executive director, a position not currently funded by DSNY. As such, we are seeking volunteer board members who are ready and able to step up to the task of fundraising, outreach to high-worth individuals with interest in the environment and sustainability, and making their own annual donation to the nonprofit, commensurate with their annual income/net worth. We are a small board of six and hope to reach eight or nine members by the end of 2018.


  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources Legal Compliance
  • Employment Law
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accounting

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 30
  • Quarterly mtgs.; more as needed

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