NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Charlie Browne, MD
Anuj Khattar, MD
Deb Oyer, MD
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Foundation
Anuj Khattar, MD
Deb Oyer, MD
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Washington State, and we believe that every woman should be able to make personal decisions about the full range of reproductive health options. Our organization works to protect every woman’s right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
We are 100% supporter funded, making us uniquely positioned as the “left flank” of the pro-choice movement. We take strong political positions and use our power to lift up true pro-choice champion lawmakers and challenge our opposition. We represent our members and organize them to demand that reproductive freedom is a priority for their elected officials.
How we do it
We achieve our goals through grassroots mobilization, legislative advocacy, public education, endorsing pro-choice candidates, and supporting their electoral campaigns.
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Structurally, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington encompasses three organizations: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, 501(c)(4), the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Foundation, 501(c)(3), and NARAL Pro-Choice Washington State Political Action Committee (PAC).
Role of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of NARAL Pro–Choice Washington is responsible for the governance of the organization consistent with its tax-exempt status and mission.
Specific responsibilities of the Board
- Ensure the organization conducts its activities in a manner consistent with its tax-exempt purpose and mission
- Ensure that adequate resources are provided to carry out the mission and programs of the organization
- Set policy, priorities, and approve strategic plans for the organization
- Approve the organization’s major commitments and annual budget
- Accept fiscal and legal liability for the affiliate organization
- Ensure continuation of a strong, responsible Board
- Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies
- Hire and provide oversight of the Executive Director
Individual Board member responsibilities
- Serve on the Board for a term of 2 years (Board members can serve up to 4 consecutive terms)
- Be informed about the organization’s mission, services and programs
- Participate in regularly scheduled Board meetings and retreats
- Review and approve the organization’s financial statements and budgets
- Serve on at least one committee of the organization (Board Governance & Engagement; Fundraising & Events; Finance, and Political Action Committee)
- Make an annual contribution to the organization at a level that is a stretch, personally significant and meaningful
- Solicit contributions and support on behalf of the organization (we have a modest give/get minimum of $1,000)
- Attend and bring guests to NARAL’s major events (2 per year)
- Be an advocate/ambassador for the organization
- Encourage prospective donors to make gifts to NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
We ask that each Board/Committee Member plan to spend approximately 5-8 hours a month on their NARAL activities including attending Board meetings, attending Committee meeting(s), fundraising, attending/recruiting attendees for NARAL events, and working on NARAL projects related to the work of the Board of Directors and Committee(s).
- Board meetings are every other month on the 4th Monday from 6-8 PM (note that some meetings will be over conference call)
- Retreats occur once a year, with an additional half-day retreat if needed.
If you are ready to work for Washington State women and families in a high impact and strategic way, please submit a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com by April 22, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Hankins at TiffanyHankins@prochoicewashington.org.