What is Heartland Pride?***Heartland Pride
is a service organization within the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Queer communities of greater Nebraska and Western Iowa.*** We are a non-profit 501c3 by the IRS TIN 27-5475071 Community Support Organization.***We began as a task force in the fall of 2010, and are comprised of proactive people from all walks of life.*** We understand the importance of including our allies in our journey and helping our communities keep the pride in Pride!
United In Pride ~ Heartland
Pride Working Organizational Chart Treasurer President Vice President Secretary Helen Broadway- Rules Grants/ Sponsorship Community Outreach Beth Rigatuso Steven Sorensen Jane Infantino Savage Board Development Media and Marketing Grants Sponsorship Pride Chair Budget Committee Volunteer Coordinator Committee Committee Committee Committee Logistics Chairs Pride MagazineEntertainment Chair FB Committee Chair Fundraising Grant Research Parade Committee Jean-Paul Cushing Editor Staffing Committee Roselle Ledesma Pete Donahoo Committee Steven Sorensen Jeff Lulf Stephen Moore Grant Writing Entertainment Parade Volunteer Vendor Logistics Committee Volunteer Committee Alexander Brown Committee Alexander Brown Public Safety Coordinator Laura Shafer
Mission and Vision Mission Statement•
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, inspiring equality, celebrating diversity, and acknowledging the contributions of our community. We honor those who came before us and give thanks to our allies. Vision• We believe in a day when the Gay, Lesbian, Bi- Sexual, Transgender, and Queer community is globally integrated and recognized for its contributions, and when equality and civil rights have been achieved for all.
Members At Large:• Rules &
Bylaws Chair/Member At Large shall oversee that the Rules and Bylaws are practiced and relevant in organizations operations.• Sponsorship & Grants Chair/Member At Large shall oversee the development of strategic plan and execution of grant and sponsorship process.• Community Outreach Chair/Member At Large shall oversee memberships with strategic partnership within the community and develop volunteer recruitment by overseeing the staffing committee and volunteer coordinator.
Long-term Volunteer Opportunities – Member
At Large 1 year Term – Pride Chair 1 year Term – Volunteer Coordinator 1 year Term – Pride Magazine Editor 1 year Term – Committee Chair 1 year Term – Committee Volunteer Monthly to After Pride
Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities• Grant Writing
Or Research• Sponsorship Procurement• Public Relations/Writing• Content Writing for Social Media• Graphic Artist for promotional materials• Budget and Finance committee• Marketing committee• Nonprofit/Merch Partnership/Booth Sales
Day of Pride Volunteers• Set
up/tear down • Cash Counting• Staging • Clean up• Booth/Vendor • Stage Hands Check in • Stage Manager• Volunteer Check In • Info Booth• Banner set up • VIP Liaison• Kids Corner • Audio/Visual• Parade Volunteers Volunteer• Eco Volunteers • Parking Volunteer• Ticket Handlers • Signage Volunteer
Were do I fit? The
key to success is to choose opportunities that match your skills, interests and availability. In addition to carefully reading the opportunity description and other information provided by the organization, we recommend you consider the following:Type of organization• Would you like to support a community-based grassroots organization, a national or international NGO, a local government or HEARTLAND PRIDE?Development topic• Is there a cause you would like to support? Is there an area that you would like to explore or gain some experience in.Time commitment• How much time per week would you like to devote to volunteering ? Would you like to get involved in a long-term project, or would you rather commit to a short-term assignment with a fixed end date?Task & Skills• What tasks do you enjoy undertaking? What skills would you like to share with an organization?.
GET INVOLVED• Sign up with
the volunteer form online at www.heartlandpride.com/get-involved. (this is just as important for volunteering as it is for grant funding..thank you for doing this)• Pick area to work or try something and go from there.• Get involved in the meetings. Check with your committee Chair for dates and times. 1st and 3rd Wednesday at the Downtown Library for progress briefings.• Let us know if your company has a volunteer program so we can sign up.