NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Magnolia Fund, a Georgia-based feminist, grassroots, all-volunteer abortion fund, is looking for energetic, committed leaders to join our Board of Directors. Magnolia provides direct and clinic-based funding, as well as practical support (housing, transportation, etc) to any person seeking abortion services in Georgia, with priority to those coming from Southern states.
Our fund is based primarily in Atlanta, but we will recruit from any area of Georgia, provided that the applicant agrees to attend bi-weekly meetings, in person or via electronic means. We have a diverse client base and are actively seeking to mirror that client base in our leadership: particularly interested in recruiting people of color, young people, low-income people, LGBTQIA people and others who are systematically and adversely affected by reproductive inequalities. Individuals from these backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are also seeking specific skill sets, those applicants with a background in grassroots fundraising/donor development, outreach and community building, non-profit financial planning are strongly encouraged to apply.
Board members should expect to spend at least 5 to 10 hours of volunteer time per week, which will include working on our hotline one week out of five. Our board meets bi-weekly in hourly meetings, with a quarterly in-person meeting that is arranged to fit as many schedules as possible and includes a potluck dinner.
Although we do meet the government requirements for identifying certain officer-positions, our board is consensus-driven, non-hierarchical body who works as a team to guide and support our organization.
If you are interested in applying, please start with the 2016 Board Member Application and send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application is 12/15/2015 and all decisions will be made on or after January 1st. Board terms will start immediately upon offers being accepted and will last for an initial term of 2 years.