Apply to join the Board!

Mass NOW is accepting nominations for the Board of Directors. Board members serve on both the Mass NOW Inc and Mass NOW Foundation boards, which are fun-loving, multi-generational boards of committed, vibrant, passionate individuals.

We are committed to having at least 50% representation of women of color, and LGBTQIA+, youth and feminists from all corners of the Commonwealth are encouraged to apply. At our State Conference we will be voting on the following positions: Board President, Treasurer, VP of Governance, Secretary and four at-large board members.

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  • Plan monthly Inc. board meetings and bi-monthly Foundation board meetings;
  • Lead the budget planning process and work with the Treasurer on tracking finances frequently;
  • Board member recruitment, retention, and cohesion strategies
  • Oversee the logistical on-boarding of all staff positions (i.e., ensuring employment, contracts and volunteer agreements are in place, etc.)
  • Participate as needed in determining action on legislative matters as they arise
  • Attend legislator meetings with Mass NOW President;

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per month on average. Attendance at monthly Mass NOW Inc. executive board meetings and bimonthly Mass NOW Foundation board meetings is required.

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  • Consider yourself an ambassador of Mass NOW and advocate for the organization as frequently as possible.
  • Be a current member of Mass NOW and attend Mass NOW events.
  • Attend all Mass NOW board meetings, unless in the case of personal or family illness, or extenuating personal obligation. Board members are expected to participate in meetings in person or by phone (only when necessary), using fair, independent judgment, and due care in conducting the business of Mass NOW. Any more than two unexcused absences from Mass NOW board meetings will result in possible termination from the board.
  • Remain on the Board for a term no less than 24 months.
  • Collaborate with Co Directors to plan and implement the Feminist Affair, Mass NOW Foundation’s annual fundraising event in the fall.
  • Develop relationships with major donors and build their leadership as donors to Mass NOW.

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per month on average. Attendance at monthly Mass NOW Inc. executive board meetings and bimonthly Mass NOW Foundation board meetings is required.

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  • Pay bills, submit bills, and deposit checks for Mass. NOW Inc. and Foundation;
  • Maintain QuickBooks;
  • Prepare reports for board meetings of Mass NOW Inc. (monthly) and Mass NOW Foundation ( every other month);
  • Collaborate with boards to create annual budget;
  • Balance/reconcile checkbooks and accounts for Mass NOW Inc. and Foundation;
  • Maintain debit card records;
  • Manage payroll and health insurance for employee by coordinating with payroll service and health insurance provider;
  • Coordinate with tax preparer.

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per month on average. Attendance at monthly Mass NOW Inc. executive board meetings and bimonthly Mass NOW Foundation board meetings is required.

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  • Coordinate the revision and passage of bylaws;
  • Help to craft and implement a new privacy policy;
  • Provide consultation and advice on Feminist Affair issues, including silent auction, donor cultivation, and giving at all levels;
  • Serve as at-large member of the boards, participating in decision-making related to all aspects of our work, including lobbying, staff decisions, fundraising, action, and membership;
  • Assisting in renegotiation of contracts as the need arises;
  • Help develop and implement board development as positions open.
  • Coordinate with the Board President to submit and record all necessary state filings.

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per month on average. Attendance at monthly Mass NOW Inc. executive board meetings and bimonthly Mass NOW Foundation board meetings is required.

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  • Take minutes at monthly board meetings
  • Coordinate annual filings with the Secretary of State

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per month on average. Attendance at monthly Mass NOW Inc. executive board meetings and bimonthly Mass NOW Foundation board meetings is required.

The 2020 Mass NOW Board

Sasha Goodfriend is a community organizer working to curate feminist & queer experiences through partnerships with statewide government, community organizations & creatives alike. She works to advance this mission through her roles as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Mass NOW), Chair of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, and founding board member of Trans Resistance

Sasha graduated with a B.A. from the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University majoring in International Relations with a minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality studies and received her Masters in Public Policy from Simmons University.

Bria is a Black feminist activist and advocate for racial justice. Previously, she worked to advance racial equity in legal aid practices as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation. Bria has a Masters in Public Policy and a Masters of Art in Gender/ Cultural Studies from Simmons University. In her free time, Bria enjoys documenting her travels to independent Black owned bookstores across the country.

Ali DiMatteo has a JD from the University of Miami and spent several years working in the Miami community and then as Legislative Counsel to a Member of Congress from that area. In addition to Miami and Washington DC, Ali has also lived in Shanghai and currently resides in Melrose MA.

Kate is a health law attorney at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. Previously, she worked at the Barbara Lee Political Office, leading the office’s strategic support of progressive women candidates running for governor and U.S. Senate. Kate has been a board member of Mass NOW since 2017, and is delighted to be working on Mass NOW’s menstrual equity (“I AM.”) bill this session. In her free time, Kate enjoys reading, listening to political podcasts, and playing monster trucks (a game of constantly changing rules) with her pre-schooler.

Paul currently serves as Senior State Advocacy Manager at Community Catalyst, a national nonprofit advocacy organization working to build consumer leadership and a strong, organized consumer voice to shape health policy at the local, state, and federal level. Paul is also the Vice Chair on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, a New Leaders Council fellow, and has previously worked for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts as their Communications Manager.   Outside of his political work, Paul enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, reading, tweeting, and cuddling with his cat Celebrity.
Sam Jean holds a Boston based feminist activist, looking to make social change via the arts and her work with MASS Now. She holds a joint BA in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and Studio Art from Brandeis University. Her senior showcase explored the relationships between queer bodies and natural world/processes, and the liminal spaces in which queer bodies exist. She currently works as part of a trauma intervention team, counseling survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. As Mass NOW is an inter-generational organization, Sam would like you to know that she is in-fact not a millennial, but part of Gen. Z

Linda Rogers is Treasurer of Mass NOW and a board member of the Foundation. She was previously Treasurer from 1993-2003. One of the founders of the Mass NOW Foundation, Linda’s active involvement in NOW arose from her experience as a single mother which led to her keen interest in economic justice. As a CPA, she included a focus on nonprofit organizations. Currently, Linda is also Treasurer of the Mass Music & Arts Society in Mansfield. She is retired and enjoys reading, theater performances, yoga, meditation, and spending time with friends and family.
Linda has two grown children and seven grandchildren.

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