Board Member – Marketing/Events
|The Good Deed Project is a sustainability-focused, volunteer-fueled organization that provides life-transformative, safe and healthy living environments for the most vulnerable in our community. We offer critical-need home rehabilitations, renovations, repairs, accessibility retrofits and aging-in-place modifications – and provide no-cost furniture and home essentials – to address basic and emergency needs for low-income households and those transitioning from homelessness or other dangerous situations. We’re on a mission to enrich living environments, build stronger and more resilient communities, and develop the potential of our volunteers, donors and partners to have a greater impact on the overall health of individuals and their families, fostering self-sufficiency and independence for thriving futures in Nevada.
|More than five years ago, while working as a designer in Las Vegas, Good Deed Project founder Mandy Telleria fell into what she calls an “extremely deep depression.” Most people work through a tough patch by focusing on their needs. Her solution was to “stop trying to solve my own problem and help someone else solve their problem." Thus, the Good Deed Project, was born in 2014, and became an official 501(c)(3) in 2017. Mandy teamed up with a teen pregnancy shelter, Living Grace, to renovate a bathroom with bad plumbing. The job took three months to plan and three more to complete. She found donors and cold-called subcontractors to help do the work. A second project proved more daunting. She partnered with Safe House, the domestic-violence shelter where 60 women and their children live, on an array of projects: rehabbing the entire exterior and creating a new playground, gardening spaces, and a barbecue area; and renovating interior spaces, including a living room, dining room, bathrooms, and new floors. After the Safe House job, Good Deed has shifted the focus to smaller, nimbler projects — working with individual families and single mothers who need help with basic maintenance, what she calls “pain points” for folks living in deteriorating homes who can’t afford critical repairs. Good Deed Project is a small operation. To keep it rolling, Telleria desperately needs more resources, so she can store materials herself, pay a small staff, pay herself (she still works full-time as a designer to make ends meet).
|The board member responsible for marketing and events brings to the organization deep and broad experience in the oversight of marketing and events that produce immediate and direct results for an organization’s bottom line. This board member should both be able to roll up their sleeves, but also is able to see the big picture of the impact of marketing and events.
|Event Management, Marketing*
|1 to 3 hours/month
|We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
|Good Deed Project is looking for passionate individuals to join its small but mighty board, currently consisting of: CARON RICHARDSON, born in Alaska and Air Force "brat", traveled all over the U.S. and Europe before settling in Las Vegas in 1978. She has called Southern Nevada home for the last 41 years while building a distinguished and diverse career as a savvy entrepreneur, engineer, and community leader who has proudly contributed to many notable projects in the Valley. Previously on staff with the American Institute of Architects Las Vegas, Caron now devotes time to volunteering with The Good Deed Projects; DWAYNE ESHENBAUGH, is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a United States Air Force Veteran. He moved to Las Vegas in 1984 when he was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base and has called Las Vegas his home for the past 35 years. Dwayne is the founder and Principal of NOVUS Architecture, an award-winning architecture and design firm, and is the 2019 Las Vegas Chapter President of the American Institute of Architects where his focus the year is Blueprint for Better: Explorations into Affordable Housing and Homelessness; and ALISON KASNER, originally from Chicago, Illinois, will celebrate 50 years of living in Southern Nevada this August. At the age of 14, she found passion in working with students with disabilities. In 2006, she retired from CCSD after an outstanding career as a special education teacher, counselor, central office administrator and special school Principal. Alison is the founder of Our Giving Circle, a women's philanthropic group, and President and Secretary of the Kasner Family Foundation.
|Mandy and the board will provide adequate orientation and onboarding to make newcomers comfortable to support the organization's mission.