Magnolia Looking For New Board Members

Magnolia Fund, a Georgia-based feminist, grassroots, all-volunteer abortion fund, is looking for energetic, committed leaders to join our Board of Directors. We are entering a period of great growth and change and need to grow our board to support the increasing need and workload. Candidates should be motivated, and interested in doing a lot of heavy lifting to help the fund move forward.

 

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: we are 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, case management, and 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. 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 send email to info@magnoliafundga.org. Board terms will start immediately upon offers being accepted and will last for an initial term of 2 years.