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Volunteer Board Member

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  • 3 people are interested

***Must be based in the United States, ideally in North Carolina, but not mandatory.***

About Shining Light:

Shining Light is dedicated to providing culturally sensitive support and essential resources that foster healing for survivors of rape crisis, sexual and domestic violence in underserved populations. We believe every survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence is worthy of hope and healing. We envision a world where every survivor is seen, heard, and supported, so they can feel empowered. Our commitment is to care deeply for those in underserved communities, helping them heal and rebuild their lives.

Key Responsibilities:

- Strategic Planning: Participate in strategic planning sessions to help set organizational goals and priorities aligned with the mission and vision.

- Governance: Provide oversight and governance by reviewing and approving organizational policies, budgets, and major decisions.

- Financial Management: Review financial reports, budgets, and audits to ensure fiscal responsibility and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

- Fundraising and Development: Actively participate in fundraising efforts by leveraging personal networks, making financial contributions, and assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship.

- Advocacy and Outreach: Serve as ambassadors within the community, advocating for the organization's mission and programs, and expanding our network of supporters and partners.

- Risk Management: Identify potential risks and challenges facing the organization and collaborate with staff and fellow board members to develop mitigation strategies.

- Evaluation and Impact Assessment: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and initiatives in achieving desired outcomes and making data-driven decisions to improve performance.

- Committee Participation: Serve on board committees (e.g., finance, fundraising, governance) as needed to address specific areas of focus and expertise.


- Commitment to the mission and values, with a passion for fostering healing for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

- Previous experience serving on a non-profit board or equivalent leadership experience in organizational governance.

- Strong leadership skills with the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with diverse stakeholders.

- Financial acumen and understanding of non-profit financial management, including budgeting, fundraising, and financial reporting.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to represent the organization effectively in public forums and engage with donors and partners.

- Ability to commit time and energy to monthly board meetings, committee work, and other organizational activities, including attending regular board meetings (in person or virtually) and participating in special events and initiatives.

- Estimated time commitment is approximately 5-8 hours per month.

- Experience or expertise in areas such as legal, financial management, violence prevention, or social services is desirable but not required.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their interest and qualifications for the board member position to info@slidnfd.org by August 1, 2024.

Join us in making a profound difference in the lives of survivors and help us achieve our vision of a world where every survivor is seen, heard, and supported.

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3511 Shannon Rd, Suite 300, DURHAM, NC 27707, US

Mission Statement

Faithfully caring deeply for survivors of rape crisis, sexual violence, and domestic violence, especially those in underserved communities, so they can heal and rebuild their lives.


Shining Light in Darkness (SLID) was established in 2019, as a nonprofit entity, to support healing for often overlooked victims/survivors of sexual assault (SA) and domestic violence(DV), like women of color, those living with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and men; who, unlikely other victims, face disproportionate impacts.

Our victim-service model was designed to met needs of the whole-person, while also ensuring that communities and related professionals are equipped with tools and information to appropriately respond to their needs. Driven by our leadership team's commitment, self-financing, and self-delivery of work, we have been able to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and chart course for future success.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.





  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 5-8 hours per month
  • Must be based in the United States, ideally in North Carolina, but not mandatory.

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