Hello, and thank you for your interest in Trillium Artisans' board. The following information is a brief outline of board member expectations along with the current board structure. Trillium Artisans is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We represent and support low-income artisans in Portland, Oregon in marketing their quality indie crafts made from recycled and reclaimed materials.
Trillium Artisans Board Position Description
Seeking Individuals Who Are Vested In Trillium's Core Values
- Knowledge of or interest in handmade indie crafts.
- Passion for environmental sustainability such as various methods of waste reduction.
- Support for meaningful fair-trade and living wage work.
- Belief in the inherent value of all individuals.
Expectations of Trillium's Board Members
- Believe in and support the organization's core values and vision.
- Regularly attend board meetings.
- Participate in and support all fundraising efforts.
- Participate in Trillium events.
- Participate in planning for Trillium's future.
- Communicate effectively in a group setting and via email between meetings.
- Develop good working relationships with other board members while doing interesting work that serves your personal goals as well as the community.
- A two-year commitment with the expectation that if circumstances prevent you from fulfilling your term, you will help recruit a replacement board member to fill your spot.
- A commitment to being an active member of a working board.
- Board members are strongly encouraged to provide an annual contribution to the organization at a level that is significant for each individual and his/her circumstance.
Trillium's board members strive to balance getting work done for the organization while creating a sense of shared community (and having some fun). We like to share food at meetings and committees. Most of the interaction between meetings occurs online between board members and staff. Members usually take on projects or volunteer as the lead individual for a particular function (e.g. event coordination, board recruitment, creating documents) in collaboration with staff, other board members, and artisans to achieve Trillium's goals.
Provide artisans with access to markets, technical support, training and peer mentoring in order to enable them to successfully establish their own businesses.
Services We Provide
Please see our Become an Artisan page to learn about the services Trillium provides to its members.
The Trillium board currently meets every other month.
How to Apply
To apply, please contact Amanda via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief explanation of why you think you would be a good candidate for Trillium's board, and we will follow up by sending you an application.
Benefits of Being a Trillium Artisans Board Member
- Your contributions directly benefit low-income Portlanders and enrich the city through sustainable small businesses.
- The satisfaction of directly supporting environmental and living-wage action.
- Networking with dedicated community members (i.e. small business owners, artists, individuals representing community development organizations and microenterprise development organizations in the Portland area).
- Involvement in the crafts community.
- Opportunity to utilize and develop leadership skills.
- Hands-on experience in the non-profit sector.
Current Board Members
- Anitra Cameron, President
- Julia Garretson
- Megan Klepp