Shaking Hands with HIV is a startup nonprofit created by a group of passionate people looking to not just make a difference in the community where they live but replace fear and ignorance with compassion and understanding in every aspect of life. A name inspired by Princess Diana’s monumental visit to the AIDS clinic, Shaking Hands was established as an extension of her inspirational work dedicated to making HIV Prevention and eradication a topic in every household. Princess Diana challenged the public perception of HIV and AIDS by walking into an AIDS Clinic at the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1987 and shaking the hand of a man suffering from the illness. Despite guidance from doctors to not touch the patients without gloves, she made the decision driven by compassion and understanding rather than fear and ignorance.
A Volunteer Board Member is responsible for ensuring the organization has enough human, fiscal, and community resources, and provide the expertise and guidance required to conduct the organization’s affairs. Fundraising and Public Relations are also major duties of a non-profit Board Member. The primary responsibility of a Board Member is to cultivate a network of recurring donors, enable fundraising efforts, and contribute to the strategic planning for the betterment of the organization.
A Volunteer Board Member should expect to spend about 10 hours a month working on duties aligned to their position, this can include monthly Board of Directors Meeting, playing a lead role in fundraising and volunteer activities, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Board including special projects and head committees.
- Public Relations
- Strategic Planning
- Community Outreach
- Resource Development
- Experience in Nonprofits
- Experience in volunteer activities and fundraising
- Ability to understand basic business acumen and financial/accounting practices
- Hustler, thinking outside of the box, taking initiatives, and passion for making a difference in your community - if you are this person, we want to hear from you!
Our Board Members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe - as we do - that each and every organization needs a strong and effective board of fully utilize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Shaking Hands with HIV to advance it mission.
Unable to be a Volunteer Board Member? There are still ways to contribute and participate! Please contact Paige.Nabers@ShakingHandswithHIV.com to learn how to get involved!
- Resource Development / Management
- Sales Process
- Business Development & Sales Management
- Business Development
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- up to 10 hours monthly