Open Call for Committee Member Applications
Still Bisexual is making an open call for volunteers to apply to join one of three Still Bisexual Committees, to help the board advance the mission and programs of this organization. Applications for the 2021 round will be accepted through January 31.
Still Bisexual is a 501(c)(3) education and health advocacy organization representing folks across the nation who identify as bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer—or prefer to use no label at all to define their attraction to multiple genders.
Our mission is to:
- foster public acceptance, awareness and understanding of bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and queer identities and the challenges they face
- develop and promote self-acceptance, personal empowerment and visibility among bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and queer people
- and foster inclusivity and acceptance for bisexual, pansexual, fluid and queer people among the larger LGBTQIA+ community.
Still Bisexual’s amazing work is accomplished without paid staff, by board members and volunteers — although we do provide stipends to volunteers for projects where possible as a commitment to equity (bi+ people of color, disabled bi+ people, and transgender bi+ people face specific economic, health and social disparities and we are committed to closing these gaps internally too).
We encourage anyone in the United States who identifies as bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and other non-monosexual queer identities to apply. There is plenty to do in each Committee, whether you have direct experience in the space or not — the goal is to create Committees with a diverse set of folks based on identities, lived experiences and soft & hard skills.
Don’t let imposter syndrome get you down — just apply! We will set up interviews with potential Committee candidates in February.
There are separate application processes for each Committee. You are welcome to apply to as many as you want. Each require some basic information from you, that you answer a few questions about why you would be a good fit for the Committee, and an opportunity to link or upload any work of yours that is relevant to the Committee.
Read below for more information about the three Committees:
No fundraising experience necessary to apply to this committee, although it is a plus! Still Bisexual is funded both by private donations and through grants (such as the Out4MentalHealth program). Committee members would help research private funding opportunities and grant opportunities, write grants, collaborate with the Communications Committee on fundraising materials, and collaborate with the Events Committee on fundraising events.
Perfect for: Folks who love to write nonfiction/news, who enjoy going down Google search wormholes, who like to make pretty and functional spreadsheets, and/or who are good at selling their friends and coworkers on anything from greenlighting a project to agreeing to your restaurant of choice.
StillBisexual started as a social media movement and so it’s critical to take steps to make our digital communications more intentional, well-planned, cohesive — and make sure we are present wherever all the Bi+ folks hang out online! Committee members would help build editorial calendars, create graphics in Canva, write content for the website, collaborate with the Development Committee on fundraising materials, and collaborate with the Events Committee on marketing fundraising events.
Perfect for: People who love using Canva, who plan out their weeks/months/years in a planner or calendar, and/or who lurk or post on r/bisexual and other bi+ spaces.
Bi+ folks want to be in community! Still Bisexual has hosted a wide range of events, from wellness events for Black LGBTQ+ to talks with LGBTQ leaders to Gettin’ Bi, our virtual chats created during the COVID-19. Committee members would plan wellness, educational and social events around issues and themes important to the Bi+ community (all virtual for now, but eventually in-person all over the United States too!) They would collaborate with the Development Committee on fundraising events and collaborate with the Communications Committee on marketing the events.
Perfect for: People who planned their own wedding, have a ton of Bi+ connections you think would be great speakers, and/or have worked in retail at Christmas time or have waited tables on Mother’s Day.