Earthdance Committees & Working Groups
Committees & Working Groups ~ the Labor of Love
Many hands make light work, and for Earthdance, Committees and Working Groups are some of the most important components to ensuring the organization's smooth and sustainable growth. We are constantly looking for new members to bring vibrant ideas and efforts to the task of making Earthdance healthy and happy. Join an Earthdance Committee and/or Working Group by contacting the Committee/Working Group point person today!
Lots of love from your current Board...
- NEW! Board Development Committee
This Committee recruits and guides the application process for adding new board members. We currently have open seats on the board, so this committee is very active! This Committee also researches, offers and/or leads Board capacity development. Open to new members. (Point Person: Kelly Bitov)
- Buildings, Grounds & Sustainability Committee
This Committee helps make important decisions regarding Earthdance's buildings, grounds, code compliance, and related expenses. If you have professional experience in contracting, architecture, grounds management, farming, forestry, or alternative energy systems, you are especially needed here. Regular meetings. Open to new members. (Point Person: spiritmotion [at] gmail [dot] com (Spirit Joseph))
- Business & Finance Committee
This Committee works with the Executive Director of Business & Finance to plan for and review the Earthdance budget, short-term and long-range projections, etc. If you own your own business, or have professional experience in budget management, accounting or finance, you are especially needed here. You are also welcome if you are good with numbers and open to learning about non-profit budget management. Open to new members. (Point Person: spiritmotion [at] gmail [dot] com (Spirit Joseph))
- NEW! Community Building & Recruitment Committee
This newly formed Committee works on developing and strengthening connections between Earthdance and local communities, distant communities and in between communities by spreading information about Earthdance, bringing new people in, getting first timers to come back and providing warm welcome. Open to new members. (Point Person: Kelly Bitov)
- Development & Fundraising Committee
This Committee helps plan and implement ongoing development and fundraising efforts, in collaboration with the Executive Artistic Director. This Committee also helps Earthdance staff organize and create the annual Earthdance Gala fundraiser. If you have professional experience in grantwriting or fundraising, or you are interested in learning about these areas, please plug in here. (Point Person: Kent Alexander)
- Diversity Committee
This Committee focuses on issues of diversity relevant to the Earthdance community. Members engage in individual and group work addressing anti-racism, privilege, inclusivity, and other important issues and "isms" and helps Earthdance as an organization do the same. This Committee is vital to increasing the diversity and accessibility of Earthdance. Open to new members. (Point Person: Gopi Krishna)
- Executive Board Committee
This is a leadership Committee consisting of the Board Facilitator, Co-Facilitator, Scribe and Directors. Closed to new members.
- Organizational Sustainability Working Group
This Working Group facilitates a more regular and open dialogue between the Earthdance Board, staff, and community and bridges the institutional memory with the present and futures goals of the organization. (Point Person: contact [at] earthdance [dot] net (Hilary Lake))
- Programming Committee & CI Subcommittee
This Committee helps imagine and create programming at Earthdance, in collaboration with the Executive Artistic Director. If you are a working artist or have experience in arts program development and implementation, you may fit well here. The CI Subcommittee is an active subcommittee that is in charge of organizing all of Earthdance's CI-specific programming and curating the seasonal jams, in collaboration with the Executive Artistic Director and Programming Committee.
(Point Person: Programming Committee: sarah [at] earthdance [dot] net (Sarah Young); CI Subcommittee: Chisa Hidaka)
- Safety & Respect Working Group
This Working Group contributes to making Earthdance a safer place for everyone in their experience of dancing and being at Earthdance. (Point Person: listeninghand [at] gmail [dot] com (Beu Tornaghi))
- NEW! Staff & Residential Life Committee
This recently resurrected Committee works on supporting the Earthdance Staff in their complete experience of working and living at Earthdance. (Point Person: heybrando [at] gmail [dot] com (Brando aka Aaron Brandes))