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How You Can Help!

Volunteer

We are seeking new Board and Committee Members.

If you have an interest, please send us an email: Support@GrandmothersVillageproject.org

As positions are filled we will remove them.

We are asking for a two (3) year commitment.

 

Executive Board Members Needed

●●● Secretary/Clerk

Records minutes and the roll call at meetings. Schedules all meetings with notice to participants requesting an RSVP. Maintains records. Oversees membership lists. Provides safekeeping of all official contracts and records. Publishes notices of scheduled meetings as required in the bylaws. Track board member terms of service. Ensure that key contact information for the organization’s leadership team is current. May have other duties as requested by the Board.

 

●●●Treasurer/Accountant/Bookkeeper

 Understands fiduciary responsibility and how it relates to nonprofit

organizations. Identifies the importance of a sound financial system for nonprofits, including cash flow management. Understands the importance of tax implications and maintains no liability for the organization. Understands how to develop a nonprofit accounting system and maintain proper records. Uses financial tools such as budgeting, forecasting, and benchmarking system. 

 

Committee and Ad Hoc Members Needed

Fundraising Committee

 Grant writing, fundraising, finance, PR, marketing, sales

Finance Committee 

 Treasurer/Accountant, reviewing budget, allocations, reviews & approves major purchases, reports, etc.

 

Legal Committee

 Legal filings, contracts, corporate law, permitting, employment law, compliance, DEI

 

Agricultural Sustainability Committee 

 Land, farm, buildings, utilities, permaculture, etc. Green Building and/or landscaping contractors, etc./Environment, buildings, energy, permaculture, renewables, etc. (Off-grid).

 

● Director of Development

will work closely with the CEO to create and implement an effective fundraising strategy, focusing on proactively identifying and cultivating new funding sources and opportunities to deepen existing funder relationships. The Director of Development will report to the CEO and serve as the primary staff liaison with the Board and Advisory Council, providing valuable insights on all matters related to development and communications.

Development & Sustainability Committee

 Develop and Implement a Comprehensive Development Plan. Manage, Inspire and Lead a Team of Fundraising Professionals. Oversees the coordination of Donor-Related communications, including Email & Social Media. Work Closely with the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. Monitor and Analyze Fundraising Data with Strategic Foresight. Cultivate Relationships with Stakeholders. Responsibilities as needed

Advocacy and Policy Committee

Advances the organization’s mission, speaks in favor of the organization, makes recommendations, argues for our cause, supports, defends, or pleads on behalf of our residents and staff, educates the public, etc. Develop policy memoranda that will be distributed to legislative and regulatory agencies, internally, and to coalition partners. Work collaboratively with organizing and legislative advocacy leadership and staff to develop and implement policy strategy that advances GVP’s strategic goals. Other tasks and responsibilities as needed.

Public Relations Committee

 Update GVP’s website and employee intranet with timely content, ensuring accessibility and current brand assets. Implement email marketing plans, create email and mailing lists, and produce digital content for social media, websites, and emails. Schedule and conduct interviews, handle audio/video recording and editing, and create social media kits for events and awareness days. Report on social media engagement metrics and collaborate with the Clan Mother’s advisory board on social media content. Maintain the communications team’s digital archive, including video footage, photography, illustrations, and impact quotes. Track and maintain inventory of print materials and swag, coordinating with program and development teams for events and mailings. Support the marketing team by coordinating meetings, tracking due dates, and ensuring marketing plans stay on schedule. Assist with additional communications projects and initiatives as needed.

Nomination / Recruitment of Board Members

 Ongoing search for qualified board and committee members. Submits to current Executive Committee for review. Engages in interviews. Keeps in communication with potential and new members.

Ad Hoc Advisory Council: Clan Mothers

The Advisory Council are members from the community that seek to have an input in GVP's daily business. They will take a leadership role in the organization: Attend meetings – Provide expertise, feedback, and suggestions to guide decisions made by the board of directors. Consult – Educate board members about community issues, inquiries, etc. and answer questions. Network – Advisors are tasked with leaning on their social and professional circles to drum up donations and awareness, and positive views of the organization. Research – Stay abreast of industry trends, regulations, and other related news and events. Reputation – Lend credibility to the organization and establish it as a trustworthy leader. Recruit – Assist board members in finding replacements as terms expire. Raise funds – Use tools like peer-to-peer fundraising to fundraise on behalf of the organization.

● We are also seeking volunteers to help with our grass roots movement to support our elders, make a stand for healthy environments (for you and your families), and green up our communities.

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Please be aware that this Board will not have a hierarchical/patriarchal structure and that every member has equal rights and authority. (see bylaws).

 

Must have a strong spiritual/animist base, an open mind, and reverence for our BIPOC elders. Effective communication skills (empathizing, listening, speaking, observing, etc.). Must be representative and/or strongly supportive of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) grandmothers we seek to serve. Be in support of a healthy eco-environment. Believe that our elders have rights to fresh air, clean sustainable environments, organic foods, and a place to hone and practice whatever spiritual, metaphysical, medicine-based practices they have.

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