About The Living Room (TLR): As the only organization specifically serving LGBTQ+ youth in Clackamas County, TLRs mission is to create a safe and supportive community for and with LGBTQ+ youth in Clackamas County through advocacy and education. This is accomplished through 4 key programs: drop in services throughout the county; supporting school clubs such as Gender/Sexuality Alliances (GSAs); providing trainings to schools faculty and staff, freshman health classes, mental health providers, and public serving agencies such as county police and emergency personnel; and events, including youth conferences, proms, GSA summit, participation in Portland Pride Festival, and wellness events throughout the summer. We proudly operate as a youth-adult partnership model, and prioritize youth decision-making and feedback loops in both the Youth Advisory Council as well as the Board of Directors (BOD) actions. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) status, recognized by the Federal, State, and Local Government.
The Living Room centers candidates that are Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and identify as LGBTQI+. If you are interested but unsure about your qualifications for the position please reach out so that we can discuss the many ways that candidates may be a good fit or other ways to be involved.
Position Summary: The Fundraising Committee Chair is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the fundraising committee and oversees the development of processes and systems that build relationships, plan fundraising events and campaigns, support donor cultivation, and generate revenue (outside of grants and contracts) in collaboration with TLR Executive Director. The Fundraising Committee Chair is expected to organize and lead monthly committee meetings in addition to attendance in monthly board meetings.
This position is a volunteer position, working an average of 5 hours per week.
Committee Planning and Coordination
Work with the fundraising committee to develop and track annual plans that address:
Fundraising events and campaigns
Outreach efforts and campaigns
Obtaining corporate sponsors
Donor cultivation, development, and tracking
Gift acknowledgement and processing
Plan and facilitate monthly meetings with the fundraising committee to coordinate activities working toward achieving annual planning goals
Serve as the subject matter expert in fundraising planning and efforts for the committee, board, and program team
Regular Board Duties
A time commitment of 5-7 hours per week on average
Attendance at Board of Directors meetings the fourth Thursday of every month
Attendance at one youth drop-in per quarter and interaction with youth at events
Attendance at fundraising events and TLR-sponsored activities (GSA Summit, Alternative Prom, Pride activities)
A meaningful-to-you financial contribution annually
Adherence to legal mandatory reporter requirements
Passionate about supporting LGBTQ+ youth
Strong leadership skills
Experience in event planning, project management, donor development, etc.
Knowledge/skill in fundraising principles and practices
Experience in nonprofit work
Ability to strategically plan and organize
November 1-25: Meet one-on-one with the Board Chair to discuss TLR’s vision for the future and collaborate together about your role in that.
November 30: Application Deadline and Background Check. If you are interested in becoming a member, applications will be emailed to you for completion. They must be received by this date to be considered. The application process includes a state background check.
December 1, 6:00 to 8:00pm: Board Meeting. Attend a board meeting and see the Board of Directors in action. This is the time to see if the Board fits with you and if you fit with the Board. Come ready to ask and answer questions regarding what it means to be part of TLR’s Board of Directors!
December 2-15: Interview. Each candidate will be interviewed by two current members of the TLR team.
January, TBD: Volunteer Training. Each prospective board member must go through volunteer training. This allows an intimate knowledge of TLR programming, what is expected of our volunteers, and prepares you as a board member for attending drop-ins and other youth involved events. Afterwards, each prospective board member must attend at least one drop-in. This will give you a glimpse into our programming and experience with our youth. We believe it is vitally important that our Board of Directors has active knowledge regarding the youth we serve.
January 28: Vote. The Board of Directors will take an official vote and let you know via email within a week regarding your Board of Director membership.
If you are interested in being a part of The Living Room community as the Fundraising Committee Chair, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/9TKZhLL2PojM4CdE8 .
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
***Applications are DUE November 30, 2020 by midnight***
Thank you for considering this position, we look forward to meeting some fantastic candidates, and our youth and Board of Directors will be highly involved in the interview process. The Living Room is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, age, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, or any other classifications applicable by law. All volunteers and employees of The Living Room must pass a criminal background check prior to employment or involvement with TLR youth.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About THE LIVING ROOM
PO Box 22974, Milwaukie, OR 97222, US
The Living Room is an organization with a stable and well-defined infrastructure that creates safe spaces through community education and collaborations. Using youth/adult partnership model, we offer accessible programming and resources that encourage the personal growth and leadership skills of LGBTQ+ youth and their allies.
Established in 2009, The Living Room (TLR) works to improve life for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14 to 20 in Clackamas County. We focus on serving youth in suburban and rural communities using a two-pronged approach. TLR seeks to increase acceptance of LGBTQ+ youth in the county through a combination of community education and partnerships with school administrations, including support of and advocacy for local GSAs in county middle and high schools.