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Trans Matters Now

Help Trans Matters Now With Nonprofit Formation/Recognition

Trans Matters Now exists to assist the trans population in the U.S. with services such as: Employment & Resumes, Connection to Resources, Chat & Support Spaces, News, Media, & Stories.

Posted July 8, 2020

Background & Context

TMN looks forward to growing into a distinguished, effective resource to be accessed by anyone in the U.S., who falls under the transgender umbrella. TMN seeks to grow in structure, reach, and scale in order to successfully serve the growing number of people in the U.S. who are coming out as transgender. TMN strives to grow strong client, partner, and affiliate relationships in order to serve the transgender communities across the U.S. for years to come. TMN pledges to serve our clients through dedication, compassion, acceptance, and understanding now, and going forward. We are seeking assistance with Non-Profit incorporation and business license paperwork.

Immediate Problem

TMN seeks to narrow the gap in unemployment and underemployment rates for the transgender population in the United States. TMN seeks to enlighten the transgender population through current media, news highlights, education, and blogging about current events and social situations surrounding civil rights. TMN works to close the gaping hole that exists for social and community support for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.

Work & Deliverables

TMN is in need of a legal services in order to assist with non-profit founding (legal paperwork/documentation) for 501(c)3

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • TMN Team Member Orientation
  • Sign Required Documents
  • Review Team Member Schedule
  • Schedule One-on-One w/Ex. Director
  • Attend Weekly Assignment

Collaboration Phase

  • All documents reviewed and ensured a common language and cohesive message.
  • Non-Profit Founding (legal paperwork/documentation) for 501(c)3

Wrap Up

  • Assuring all public facing texts/wording are legally sound, and cohesive across all areas.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 11-20 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Orientation Handbook Review Handbook Confirmation Confidentiality Agreement Image/Likeness Release Self Care & Boundaries One-on-One Meeting
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Additional Location Details: Volunteers should have: Laptop/Desktop Reliable Internet (WiFi is ok) Phone Line (Home or Cell ok) Basic Computer Skills Knowledge of Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides, Email
  • Bar License(s) required: Nevada
  • Required Languages: None
  • Required Legal Expertise: Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Family Law, Health Law, Human Rights, Immigration, Labor and Employment Law, Political Law
  • Signup Deadline: May 1, 2021
  • Deliverables Due: May 31, 2021
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Trans Matters Now

‘Trans Matters Now’ is a grassroots initiative that began as ‘Trans Lives Matters’ in January 2012, in Seattle, Washington. Since then, it changed hands in 2016. Trans Matters Now, is connecting the trans population to what matters: Jobs, Resources, Community, Support, News, Media, Stories and More. Through our projects such as: #HeartTheHomeless, Trans Job Connect, Trans Matters, and Community Support Spaces, we offer the transgender population services that matter. With support groups, dedicated chat spaces, a jobs forum and trans employment group for other helpful information related to searching for jobs, preparing for interviews, resume tips, etc. Our website features news, recent tweets, blog entries, community education, and extensive resources for the trans and gender-expansive communities across the United States. Many times our clients may be experiencing needs outside of these parameters, and we want to be able to focus our attention on a wider spectrum of needs for our community members. Our mission, purpose, and values are simple: Mission To assist the transgender population in the U.S. with services such as: Employment Search & Resume Assistance, Connection to Affirming Resources, Community Chat Space For Connecting To Peers, Support Group Spaces, News Concerning Trans Rights & Progress, Media From Queer & Transgender People, & Stories in Which to Relate. Purpose To provide a reliable outreach to the transgender population across the U.S. with services that matter. Trans Matters Now seeks to be a network of services to fulfill vital needs that play a major role in survival, self-empowerment, and sustainability. Values Diversity Matters, Integrity Matters, Respect Matters, Responsiveness Matters, Support Matters. We want all of our clients and team members to feel: seen, heard, respected, valued, safe, and comfortable.

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