Pittsburgh Black Pride Board of Directors Application
Welcome and thank you for applying to become a member of Pittsburgh Black Pride's Board of Directors.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
Mission: The mission of Pittsburgh Black Pride Inc. is to provide educational, social, political, and cultural resources to Black lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, and transgender men and women and their families in Southwest Pennsylvania.

Board Member Eligibility: Board membership is open to any community member who has a vested interest in the mission of Pittsburgh Black Pride. Members represent the perspectives of the Black LGBTQIAA community through life experiences, work responsibilities, or other responsibilities. Individuals are invited to serve by virtue of their experiences and expertise and are not required to function as official representatives of any agency or organizational affiliation.

Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Believe in and be an active advocate and ambassador for the values, mission and vision of Pittsburgh Black Pride.
2. Work with fellow board members to fulfill the obligations of board membership.
3. Regularly attend board and committee meetings.
4. Prepare for these meetings by reviewing materials and bringing the materials to meetings.
5. Keep informed about Pittsburgh Black Pride, its issues, and its connection to the community.
6. Help support the charitable contributions operation of the organization (e.g., donations and/or fundraising), including contributing $500 annually to the budget of Pittsburgh Black Pride through a combination of fundraising and personal contributions (e.g., membership dues) during the first year as a board member. The expected contribution will rise to $750 in the second year and $1000 in the third year.
7. As appropriate, use personal and professional contacts and expertise to benefit the organization.
8. Advocate for and advertise programming and events hosted by Pittsburgh Black Pride.
9. Be available to serve as a committee chair or member.
10. Work in partnership with and respect the authority of Pittsburgh Black Pride’s leadership staff.
11. Agree to step down from board position if unable to fulfill these expectations.

Please complete all sections of this application to the best of your ability. 

Send any questions you have to pittsburghblackpride@gmail.com.
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Name *
Date of Birth *
Phone Number *
Email Address *
Mailing Address
Race/Ethnicity (Check all that apply) *
Sexual Identity *
Gender Identity *
What is your Place of Employment? *
What is your Role/Title at your Place of Employment? *
What Type of Business is your Place of Employment?
Which area and/or population does your place of employment serve?
Please list (in chronological order) volunteer experience and/or boards/committees that you currently serve on, or have previously served on. This includes business, civic, community, fraternal, political, professional, recreational, religious, or social associations. Please be sure to provide the organization's name, your role/title, and your dates of service to the organization.
Tell us why reducing racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination and stigma in the Black LGBTQIAA+ community is important to you.
How do you envision Pittsburgh Black Pride transforming in the next 10 years?
How would Pittsburgh Black Pride benefit from your service on the board? 
Do you have Act 33/34 clearances (child abuse/criminal history clearances)?  
Skills, Experience, and Interests: Tell us in which areas you experience and/or are interested in volunteering (Please check all that apply)
Please list any groups, organizations or businesses that you could serve as a liaison to on behalf Pittsburgh Black Pride.
Please list name, email, phone number, and your relation to three references (two personal and one professional). 
Please tell us anything else you’d like to share.
Please email your resume or curriculum vitae to us at pittsburghblackpride@gmail.com. Please use "Board Application Materials" in the subject line.
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