APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY GROUP!

BLUU Financial Transparency Group

As Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) transitions from being a project group of volunteers to an organization with staff, we are looking to form a Financial Transparency Group! The Organizing Collective (OC) of BLUU has decided to forego some of the typical and conventional structures of nonprofits including the traditional formation of a nonprofit Board of Directors. As such, we have an opportunity to create a modified structure that offers transparency, support, and community accountability as the Executive Director takes on the responsibility of forming an operational budget for our current and future fiscal year(s).
 

The goals of this group are:

  1. To support transparency around financial expenditures and plans.

  2. To help build trust within the BLUU community and the wider UU community.

  3. To evaluate how the BLUU budget expenditures are matching up with the working goals of BLUU.
     

Financial Transparency Group Volunteer Position Description

The group will be asked to meet for 1-hour every month via Zoom video conferencing for a year beginning in May 2018. After three meetings, we will evaluate if it’s necessary to have a meeting every month or if another schedule is better. There will probably be associated reading material that would be approx. 10-15 minutes of reading before each meeting. At this time, pre-reading for the meeting is the only request for prep time outside of our meeting together. The additional ask for support is around helping pushout materials from BLUU to your networks through social media and other avenues that you have access to that you feel will be helpful.

We are inviting 5 people to serve for a two-years commitment on the Financial Transparency group.

The group will be responsible for:

  1. Meeting with the BLUU Executive Director to go over prepared financial statements;

  2. Assisting with the sharing out of financial statements prepared for the public;

  3. Working with the Executive Director to field questions from the broader Black UU community surrounding issues of transparency and financial stability; and

  4. Supporting the BLUU OC and staff in understanding and exploring the financial intricacies of our unique organizational structure.

 

Financial decision-making responsibility regarding BLUU’s finances will remain with the OC. This Financial Transparency Group will not have a board-like relationship to BLUU in the sense that involves oversight of our structure or control of finances. This Group is not a voting body. It is a group that will be able to give thoughts, feedback and insights to the Executive Director, who will relay them to the OC and whose feedback and insights will be taken into account in decisions regarding funding allocation (budgeting).

It will be our collectively held responsibility as BLUU OC, staff, and this Financial Transparency Group to be reporting on a regular basis back to our broader Black UU community and the wider UU community, as well, presenting our outcomes and giving a road map for what’s coming up next.

If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please apply below.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY GROUP!



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