2017 Board Nominations Now Being Accepted.

2017 LOFT Nominations for Board of Directors

Join our Board! The LOFT Board of Directors invites you to submit your nomination to be considered as a candidate. Each June, The LOFT holds its annual elections for open seats on its Board of Directors. Serving on The LOFT's Board of Directors allows individuals with corporate or other professional experience to bring that expertise to The LOFT, and to help further the organization’s mission.

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Ideal Candidates Should Meet the Following Criteria:

Age: Candidates must be over 18 years of age

LOFT Membership: You must be a LOFT member in good standing.

Proven leadership ability: Let us know about your professional and volunteer background and the skill sets you’ll bring to the board.

Social Network:  Connecting with the community, bringing in new members and supporters, and developing new relationships beneficial to The LOFT community is critical for all Board members.

Personal Give & Get Commitment: Part of sitting on a board means personally contributing and helping to raise funds each year. It also includes being part of sub-committees (e.g., Finance, Fundraising, Nominations/Board orientation) throughout the year.

Board Experience:  If you have previous experience serving on boards, let us know.

Professionalism: All board members must act professionally and recognize that their words and actions represent the broader organization when they interact with members and the public.

Diversity: The LOFT's Board aims to be as diverse as the community we serve. The board is at its best when we have directors representing a range of demographic communities including gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, age, and physical challenges.

Knowledge of Non-Profits: Knowledge and experience regarding nonprofit and volunteer organizations (not limited to LOFT experience) is helpful.

Specific skills sets the board is currently seeking: Information Technology, LGBT advocacy, grant writing, fundraising, event planning, diversity awareness, governmental affairs, public relations, marketing.

LGBT Knowledge: Community experience and knowledge of The LOFT and its programs and services is valuable for all Board members.

Nominations procedures:

Please submit the following by email to Judy Troilo, Executive Director, at judy@loftgaycenter.org. Submissions should be made before April 7, 2017.

 

  • Resume - Please provide a copy of your current resume detailing your professional and volunteer experience (either for-profit or nonprofit).
  • A bio of approximately 200 words.
  • Statement of interest: Why are you interested in serving on The LOFT Board? (one to two paragraphs)

 

Next steps:

A nomination committee member will contact you to set up an interview.

Thank you for your time and your interest in serving The LOFT and the local LGBT community!