About the Organization
Founded in 1985, Pride Foundation is the only LGBTQ community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Pride Foundation’s mission is to inspire giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest. We envision a world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly and genuinely. As a donor-supported community foundation and a catalyst for change, we support transformative philanthropy, programs and individuals that help people find joy and strength in who they are. Through scholarships, grants, advocacy and community leadership, Pride Foundation donors and volunteers are helping us to transform our communities and culture. Our work ripples through communities, inspiring equality at every point along the way.
About the Opportunity
The next leader of Pride Foundation will join an organization whose mission and scope are unique. As the only LGBTQ community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, it is critical that the next leader of Pride Foundation be eager to serve our region and understand the issues affecting its communities. They must be a storyteller, who can articulate those issues in a way that moves others to action. They must have a passion for fundraising within a foundation, and, looking forward, be excited about the opportunities to engage new communities in future fundraising. Simultaneously, they must recognize the broad field and culture of philanthropy and have a consciousness around leveraging opportunities and resources beyond dollars. They must be a champion for institutionalizing equitable practices and procedures and for leading Pride Foundation’s commitment to racial equity.
In the fall of 2016, Pride Foundation began work with Morten Group to perform a racial equity assessment and subsequent action plan, implementation of which began in 2018. Morten Group will continue to work on the racial equity action plan with Pride Foundation as we move into a strategic visioning process. Pride Foundation will implement a three-year strategic plan, developed with staff, board and stakeholder input, during the spring and summer of 2018. The next leader will need to be comfortable with the tension of an organization in transition, not only in its leadership, but also its vision and goals. It will be important that the next leader is enthusiastic about moving Pride Foundation along the journeys laid out in both the racial equity action plan and strategic plan.