Mass NOW 2021-2023 Treasurer Board Application
Mass NOW is transitioning from a working-board model to a compensated Co Director model, and is accepting nominations for the Board of Directors. Board members serve on both the Mass NOW Inc and Mass NOW Foundation boards, which are fun-loving, multi-generational boards of committed, vibrant, passionate individuals.

We are committed to having at least 50% representation of women of color, and LGBTQIA+, youth and feminists from all corners of the Commonwealth are encouraged to apply. At our State Conference in March 2020 we will be voting on the following positions: Board President, Treasurer, VP of Governance, and four at-large board members.

Preferred Qualifications: Mass NOW Board Members will ideally have a background in fundraising, grassroots organizing and outreach. A strategic thinker with excellent communication, organization skills, and a commitment to intersectional feminism is a must.

Board Member Responsibilities:
-Consider yourself an ambassador of Mass NOW and advocate for the organization as frequently as possible.
-Be a current member of Mass NOW and attend Mass NOW events.
-Attend all Mass NOW board meetings, unless in the case of personal or family illness, or extenuating personal obligation. Board members are expected to participate in meetings in person or by phone (only when necessary), using fair, independent judgment, and due care in conducting the business of Mass NOW. Any more than two unexcused absences from Mass NOW board meetings will result in possible termination from the board.
-Remain on the Board for a term no less than 24 months.
-Collaborate with Co Directors to plan and implement the Feminist Affair, Mass NOW Foundation’s annual fundraising event in the fall.
-Develop relationships with major donors and build their leadership as donors to Mass NOW.

Treasurer Responsibilities:
-Pay bills, submit bills, and deposit checks for Mass. NOW Inc. and Foundation;
Maintain QuickBooks;
-Prepare reports for board meetings of Mass NOW Inc. (monthly) and Mass NOW Foundation ( every other month);
-Collaborate with boards to create annual budget;
-Balance/reconcile checkbooks and accounts for Mass NOW Inc. and Foundation;
-Maintain debit card records;
-Manage payroll and health insurance for employee by coordinating with payroll service and health insurance provider;
-Coordinate with tax preparer.

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per month on average. Attendance at monthly Mass NOW Inc. executive board meetings and bimonthly Mass NOW Foundation board meetings is required.
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