We are an organization based on a practice called Focusing, which is a form of reflective listening which one can use to live more fully, bringing one's whole self to one's intellectual and emotional life.
So far in our history, we have always had board members only from within the community of people who practice Focusing. However, we are a small community, and there are certain skills that are in somewhat short supply within our ranks. Many of the members of our community are in helping professions, and haven't necessarily had a lot of experience serving on US non-profit boards. So having someone who has had some experience on other boards and can bring that perspective would be useful. Also useful would be people who have experience in fundraising and budgeting.
We are a very friendly and warm community, and our board meetings are efficiently run. We meet on Zoom every month for a 2-hour meeting.
The right person would have some background in listening skills, mindfulness or meditation. These kinds of practices are akin to Focusing. If you've developed skills to pause and listen, and to express yourself with kindness and respect, this is an essential quality that would make you a good fit. We are an international community, and so sensitivity to diversity in culture and language is important to us.
If you think that we might be a good match for your skills and the ways in which you would like to serve, please contact us. We have a Nominating Committee which would meet with you to help you and us discern whether we would could work productively together.
Thank you for considering volunteering your talents with The International Focusing Institute.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About THE INTERNATIONAL FOCUSING INSTITUTE INC
15 N. Mill St., suite 210, Nyack, NY 10960, US
Why Focusing? Everyone has the potential to access and live from their unique bodily-felt knowing. Focusing, a process grounded in experiential listening, is a powerful way of interacting with this body-felt knowing that leads to mutual respect, authenticity and compassion. In this way, Focusing fosters peace and harmony in the world. Who We Are The International Focusing Institute is an international, cross-cultural organization dedicated to supporting individuals and groups world-wide who are practicing, teaching and developing Focusing and its underlying philosophy.
What We Do The International Focusing Institute is committed to the promotion of Focusing and encourages a wide variety of Focusing-based applications and educational methodologies. It also serves as a catalyst for Focusing research, an information hub and custodian of Focusing-related literature, and provides physical and virtual meeting spaces for education, dialogue and interaction. In these and other ways, the International Focusing Institute is committed to sharing and advancing the work of its founder, Eugene Gendlin, and those who have built on his legacy.
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
February 9, 2021
Business Development & Sales Management
About 5-8 hours a month, depending on the month.
Bringing a quality of mindfulness and listening skills is of the utmost importance.