Board Application

South Carolina Pride Movement is the largest and oldest Pride in South Carolina and serves the SC LGBT community and its allies to strengthen our collective visibility, vision, impact, and collaboration.

We are seeking members of the Action Board for the 2020 term.

MISSION

The mission of the South Carolina Pride Movement is to support the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community of South Carolina, to celebrate the richness and diversity of GLBT lives, to educate the general population on LGBT issues, and to advocate for equality and inclusion in all areas of life.

SC Pride is a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the State of South Carolina.=

QUALIFICATIONS

Individuals aged 21 years and above may serve as members of the Action Board.

DIVERSITY

To the extent that qualified persons are available, the Board of Directors works to ensure the Action Board composition reflects the diversity of the community served by the organization.

DUTIES OF THE ACTION BOARD

The Action Board will help the Board of Directors carry out the mission of SC Pride, including but not limited to:

Ensuring effective organizational planning through short and long-term strategic planning; enhancing the organization’s public image; recruiting new Action Board Members and providing ongoing training and development; approving the fundraising goals and plans, and participating in fundraising efforts; and performing all duties incident to the Board and such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time, including but not limited to, task force or committee participation.

EXPECTATIONS

Members of the Action Board are expected to participate in the growth and implementation of SC Pride events and endeavors, attend meetings, offer experience and expertise, communicate with the general public, solicit sponsors and advertisers, encourage volunteers, fill positions at events as needed, and more.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • February 7 – Pride in the City Open House
  • February 10 – Priority Application Deadline (Applications will continued to be accepted)
  • March 15 – Action Board Meeting
  • April 25 – President’s Ball
  • May 24 – Action Board Meeting
  • June 6 – Outfest Columbia
  • July 19 – Action Board Meeting
  • September 20 – Action Boarding Meeting
  • October 16 & 17: Annual SC Pride Festival & Parade & Get Lit Concert

ACTION BOARD POSITIONS

  • Festival Parade – Responsible for coordinating the annual South Carolina Pride parade held Friday evening of the festival weekend. Includes corresponding with parade applicants regularly and managing day of parade logistics.
  • Festival Volunteers – Responsible for recruiting and assigning volunteers to work a variety of roles during the two-day event. Includes staffing the volunteer headquarters tent at the event.
  • Festival Vendors – Responsible for coordinating with outside vendor applicants at the SC Pride Festival. Includes regularly corresponding with previous and current vendors, creating vendor assignment map, and leading the vendor set-up the morning on the Saturday of the festival.
  • Pride in the City Events – Responsible for coordinating one monthly benefit for SC Pride at a local restaurant where a percentage of profits during the event are donated back to the organization. Includes building long term relationships with local businesses that support the LGBT community.
  • Outfest – Responsible for leading the day-of logistics for Outfest on June 6 in the Vista including stage timing, event set-up, and vendor coordination.
  • Miss Outfest Pageant – Responsible for procuring contestants for the pageant and communicating with applicants leading up to Outfest.
  • President’s Ball – Responsible for the planning and execution of the event including ticket sales, venue relations, entertainment, and vendor relations.
  • Finance – Responsible for assisting the Executive Board in managing the finances of the organization in compliance with standard accounting reporting. Prior finance and accounting experience required.
  • Marketing – Responsible for managing the marketing image of the organization by working with our media partners and social media coordinator. Includes developing original materials within the SC Pride brand guidelines.
  • Social Media – Responsible for coordinating the social media presence of the organization through posts, event pages, and graphics uploaded. Includes working with each board member to communicate with the public. Social media channels include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Prior social media work examples will be required.
  • Brave the Rainbow Campaign – Responsible for serving as the main point of contact for businesses requesting a rainbow decal and managing the database of businesses that are LGBT friendly in Columbia.

2020 Board Application

Thank you for your interest in getting involved with South Carolina Pride! We depend on our volunteer team to make our events and programs a success. Please complete the following application for your first and second preference on what role you would like to serve in. Each position requires a minimum of two hours a week of work through email and online. Additional volunteer time is required as special events occur. Other additional requirements per position may apply.
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  • SC Pride-related Questions

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