It’s that time of the year again when the FIGT community thanks and gives our fond farewells to outgoing Board Members. In this post, we catch up with LaShell Tinder as she shares some of the highlights from her past 2 years as Treasurer.
LaShell joined the FIGT Board in 2019 and in these last couple of years, has seen some positive changes and growth in the organization. One aspect she is most proud of is “focusing on the sustainability of FIGT by looking at sponsorship, membership, and donations with a 360 view.” Specifically, this means considering “year-round activity instead of focusing solely on the annual conference. Also, ensuring compliance for tax reporting within the US to encourage outside donations, and collaborating on the first membership drive.” LaShell’s hard work and revisioning has paid off, as FIGT is “in a stronger position after 2 years, even without the major fundraising event of a live conference.”
As Treasurer, LaShell prioritized two other main goals. First, she wanted members to find the budget more accessible and easier to understand. She worked to “simplify the treasury process and ‘normalize’ the way that we look at the budget and reporting” which has resulted in “members being able to celebrate our financial good standing.” Second, LaShell focused on “supporting initiatives to take care of our volunteers and improve our website to make us more relevant in this digital age.”
She is quick to give thanks and appreciation to the FIGT community, and to the other board members, specifically, acknowledging their collective motivation and valued effort. “They make me so proud to be part of the organization. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of spirit and time committed by each and everyone of you! Much love to everyone!!”
Thank you, LaShell, for all that you have done as FIGT Treasurer!
Watch the FIGT Blog for upcoming posts welcoming and introducing to the community our new incoming board members.