At our annual Gala, long-time community member David Rosenmiller spoke about the need for re-invigoration of our community and re-commitment of the hands-on, DIY spirit that makes Earthdance special. We're following up on David's call to action with information about how to plug in, by joining an Earthdance Board Committee. Below you will find a list of our current committees. Please contact each committee's point person (ask Earthdance for contact info if you don't have it) to learn more about what the committee does and how you can contribute.
Roll up your sleeves and dive in! Consider joining an Earthdance Board Committee in 2013! Lots of love from your current Board,
Kent Alexander, Kelly Bitov, Justis Hatch, Chisa Hidaka, Gopi Krishna and Ophra Wolf.
- NEW! Board Development Committee
This committee recruits and guides the application process for adding new board members. We have about six 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: Jess Lotak)
- Business & Finance Committee
This Committee works with Jess Lotak, Director of Business and 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: Jess Lotak)
- 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)
- NEW! Community Building & Recruitment Committee
This newly formed committee will work 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)
- Programming Committee and 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 Young, Incoming Executive Artistic Director; CI Subcommittee: Chisa Hidaka)
- Executive Board Committee
A leadership committee consisting of the board Facilitator, Co-Facilitator, Scribe and Directors. Meets once a month. Closed to new members.