Serving on the Access Press Board of Directors is a rewarding way to serve Minnesota’s disability community and help support our newspaper and website. There’s still time to apply for 2024 board openings.
Your involvement is needed to help us bring news and information to Minnesotans with disabilities, and to keep Access Press thriving for years to come.
Access Press exists to promote the social inclusion and civil rights of people with disabilities by providing a forum for news, features and commentary to benefit people who are often invisible and marginalized in mainstream society.
Access Press got its start in 1990 – the same year that the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed. It is one of the few multi-disability news sources in the United States.
Much has changed since then. But we continue to strive to provide news and information by and for Minnesotans with disabilities.
Board members bring expertise and lived experiences to address the needs of readers with disabilities, working with staff and contributors. Board members can be people with disabilities, people who work with or volunteer with disability service organizations, people who have family members with disabilities, or people who consider themselves to be allies of the Minnesota disability community.
Board members are volunteers. Most are not involved in day-to-day operations of Access Press. Involvement can be as little or as much as a board member can contribute. Board officers play more active roles.
Board members can serve on committees or take on special projects.
The board oversees and works on fundraising efforts on behalf of Access Press including but not limited to annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, various gifts, advertising and corporate sponsorships.
Board members participate in developing, implementing and monitoring advertising, editorial and social media policies. Board members will also be involved in upcoming strategic planning.
Board members serve three-year terms. Terms start in January, with a maximum of three terms or nine years. Board members who reach term limits may continue to serve on board committees.
Board membership requires attending regularly scheduled board meetings unless excused by the president.
The board meets every third Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m.
Participation from Greater Minnesota is especially welcomed. Board members join meetings virtually.
Board members can typically expect to engage in board activities five hours or less per month, depending on committee assignments. Board members are expected to participate in one or more committees, attend extra meetings whenever necessary, and help plan and attend special events.
Candidates with expertise in legal issues, human resources, financing, and/or fundraising are especially urged to apply
To complete the initial application to join the board, visit Join Our Board
We look forward to you joining us!
Access Press Board of Directors