Media for the Public Good, Inc., the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces OutCasting, is working to expand our board of directors. We're growing — we've substantially increased both the number of youth participants and our production schedule. Through OutCasting and its shorter counterpart, OutCasting Overtime, we're working to make our programming more attractive to a larger number of public radio stations; we're also working to establish bureaus elsewhere in the US. The efforts will enable us to present a greater range of LGBTQ youth perspectives and ideas as well as expand our influence and reach. We believe in the combined power of traditional public radio and new media. OutCasting is currently carried on more than 50 public radio stations and OutCasting Overtime is regularly featured on another program heard on more than 200 stations, and we want to become more active in new media.
The board's major focus is to raise funding so that we can continue current operations and support this expansion, so we are seeking candidates who are comfortable in a fundraising role working to secure major donations as well as financial support from institutions, including foundations and LGBTQ-friendly businesses.
All candidates must share our commitment to the movement for LGBTQ equality. Candidates may have experience and contacts in media, particularly public radio and TV. Ideal candidates will have previous fundraising experience, preferably on nonprofit boards, and personal contacts among people in or friendly toward the LGBTQ community, including
Although we are based in the NYC area, we hold board and committee meetings by teleconference, so it's not necessary that you be physically located here.
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