Stonewall Columbus (SC) is currently seeking strategic and future focused leaders to join its Board of Trustees. The SC Board of Trustees is responsible for defining and upholding the organization’s mission, vision, and values, and for providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization. In addition to setting policies and maintaining the nonprofit’s overall direction, the board establishes priorities, crafts strategies and ensures that plans and programs are implemented. Board members are also involved in SC’s fundraising efforts, spreading the word about our work.
If you, or someone you know, are interested in exploring this opportunity, please submit your contact information below to find out whether this volunteer opportunity is right for you! If you have questions, there are some FAQ’s listed below.
Stonewall Columbus would like to thank you for your interest and continued support of Stonewall Columbus. Once the contact form has been submitted, you will be contacted within 36 hours to set a time to discuss and ask questions about Stonewall, the role of being on the board and an opportunity for us to get to know you and learn about your interest in serving.
What are the roles and responsibilities of the Board Members?
As a Board member you are responsible for the fiscal oversight, fundraising efforts and governance of the organization.
Each Board member is asked to participate in one or more of the committees that help oversee programming, finance, communications, membership, Pride, Stonewall Builds Capital Campaign, Community Engagement, for example.
Each Board member is requested to donate to the organization operating budget as well as the Stonewall Builds Capital Campaign.
How many Board positions are available?
The Board consists of no less than five (5) or more than twenty-three (23) Trustees. As of December 11th, there are eight (8) open seats.
What are the term limits for Board members?
Appointments to the Board shall be for two consecutive terms. The first term is a two-year term, with the second or consecutive term being for three years. Trustees who have served for two consecutive terms shall not be eligible for reelection until one year has elapsed after the end of their second term.
How often does the Board of Trustees meet?
The Board meets on average once a month. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President.
What are the time commitments for a member of the Stonewall Board?
Board meetings last approximately 90 minutes. the time commitment for each committee is approx. 2-4 hours per month on average. The Board is also responsible for assisting in the annual Stonewall Columbus Pride event weekend which would entail 10-12 hours during that weekend.
Are members of the Stonewall Board compensated?
The Board is an all-volunteer board – no member receives any monetary compensation for service.