ABOUT FUNDERS FOR LGBTQ ISSUES
Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.
Entering the third year of our 2019-2021 strategic plan, our primary strategies focus on transforming the culture of philanthropy by advancing change at the sector, institutional and individual levels. We seek to:
Transform the philanthropic sector to better understand, support, and improve the lives of diverse LGBTQ communities and movements;
Catalyze institutional change within individual foundations to advance internal policies and practices, as well as grantmaking strategies, to more effectively support LGBTQ communities and advance social justice; and
Empower LGBTQ leadership in philanthropy by cultivating a village of LGBTQ-identifying people and allies as champions of LGBTQ inclusion, and racial, gender, and economic justice.
Founded in 1982, Funders for LGBTQ Issues has experienced an exciting period of growth and impact over the last several years. The organization has a $2.5 million annual budget, 9 talented staff members, and an active national board of directors that includes 13 people with extensive roots in advocacy and social justice philanthropy.
The organization is seeking a visionary and inclusive leader who will bring radical, yet pragmatic leadership to the next chapter of our work in LGBTQ philanthropy. The new President will be adept at balancing vision, strategy, and implementation and will have the enthusiasm to lead across programs, operations, and fundraising in collaboration with a committed and engaged staff and board. The President will be a values-driven leader with a commitment to advancing LGBTQ rights and racial, economic, and gender justice in the philanthropic sector. They will have the experience, ability, and optimism to develop and implement a vision for change in the philanthropic sector. They will be an encouraging and collaborative manager who inspires and leads internally and externally to build collective investment in our mission and impact.
To learn more visit: https://lgbtfunders.org/leadership-transition/