After months of fervent work, The Landerholmstead became Incorporated as a Washington State nonprofit on March 8, 2017!
Here’s an excerpt from our Articles of Incorporation:
“The specific purpose of the Corporation is to develop self-sufficient, alternative housing operations which offer homes, work, natural resources, and food to any individual willing to contribute to the functionality of the homestead: such as students, travelers, and formerly homeless… By developing productive community farms, the Corporation serves both global and local communities.”
This momentous juncture means we have attained the legitimacy we need to delve into our mission and serve our community. It also means we are one huge step closer to federal nonprofit designation from the IRS! Their process is lengthy and expensive, so we are using this exciting time to finalize infrastructure and governing documents before applying for 501(c)3 status.
We are committed to an organizational structure that reflects our values, which means shared power at every level. Even the Board of Directors has representation from our membership, a non-traditional structure that we are proud to pioneer.
Currently we are seeking interested persons to fill Board of Director roles and mid-level management. Applications can be found here:
Both are volunteer positions, and time commitments vary depending on the role (generally less than 10 hours/month to start). Management will have paid positions in the future, however – as a startup and a nonprofit – we will not be able to offer retroactive pay. These positions can be performed remotely if you are not near Seattle!
If interested, please fill out an application (in the links above) and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to answer any questions about specific positions (or anything else!) if you contact us here.
We expect to begin accepting members by January 2018, and introductory membership will be free!