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Board Member for the HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate

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ORGANIZATION: HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA - San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate

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Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person's physical and mental abilities usually during their prime working years and has no cure. 41K Americans have HD, with 200,000+ living at risk, and 10% of all cases are children with Juvenile HD.

The HDSA SF Bay Area Affiliate is recruiting board members for the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) - San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate, a local San Francisco nonprofit. The Affiliate is recruiting energetic individuals with management skills to implement yearly strategic plan to heighten the awareness of Huntington's disease through fundraisers, developing relationships with local business, identifying potential local sponsors, outreach to educate healthcare professionals, staff for education days and support groups, grant writing, working on social media campaigns and developing a yearly budget.

The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington's disease (HD) & Juvenile HD. HDSA is 90% volunteer based and San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate is managed by volunteers.

The Affiliate Board goals are to:

  1. Build an HD community-service organization.

  2. Support HD research and communicate its impact.

  3. Remove barriers to quality care.

  4. Serve as the premier communicator of HD information.

  5. Grow volunteer involvement.

  6. Operate in a fiscally responsible manner.

  7. Increase revenue to grow organizational capacity.

To accomplish these goals we need volunteers to help with fundraisers, reach out to potential sponsors, staffing for education days and support groups, grant writing, working on social media campaigns, and offering support to the Affiliate Board.

Requirements: Attend six (6) board meetings a year. Participate in one committee. Live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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About HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA - San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate

Location:

P. O. Box 280, Vacaville, CA 95625, US

Mission Statement

The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. The HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate provides support to the local Huntington's Disease (HD) community by hosting fundraisers, education days, outreach programs, HD clinics at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco.

Description

From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • The Board meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 pm except for July and December.

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