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Prism Comics logoFriday, October 24th, 2014.
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Volunteer Questionnaire

This questionnaire is designed to not only let us know your relevant skills and the level and type of participation you're available for, but to help you clarify those things for yourself. Knowing what and how much you have to contribute is essential for a rewarding volunteer experience. And we also want to know where you're at so we can put your donated resources to work in the best way possible and make your volunteer experience enjoyable and productive.

This questionnaire can take between 10 to 20 minutes to complete. We know there are a lot of questions, but answer them as completely as you can. (We suggest answering the questions in an external text editor and cutting and pasting them in, so you won't lose your answers if you close the window by mistake.)

Thank you so much for your interest in helping Prism Comics. We are a nonprofit organization that is supported solely by donations of time and resources from the LGBT and comics communities. With your support, we can accomplish so much more! See you at the bottom of the page!




PROLOGUE: GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What is your name?

What is your email address?

What is your phone number?

What is your gender?

What is your sexual orientation?

 
PART 1: CONVENTIONS

What comic book conventions, if any, do you regularly attend?

What LGBT events (such as pride events and festivals) do you regularly attend?

Is there an event (either comics or LGBT related) you're familiar with that Prism Comics would be a good fit to attend?

Could you help Prism Comics if they attended any of these events?

 
PART 2: FUNDRAISING

Do you have experience in fundraising for non- or for-profit organizations?

Have you ever written grant proposals or similar fundraising projects?

Are you comfortable working with people and thinking on your feet?

Do you have ideas for fundraising that Prism Comics could pursue, either for small or large amounts?

Do you feel you could support Prism Comics with a yearly donation? If so, what amount could you donate?

 
PART 3: MEMBERSHIP

Are you a member of any online message boards related to comics, LGBT or otherwise?

Would you feel comfortable contacting individuals who seemed like a good match to volunteer with Prism Comics?

Do you have contacts in the comics industry you could approach about supporting Prism Comics?

 
PART 4: PUBLIC RELATIONS/PRESS

Do you have experience in writing journalism (news, reviews, interviews, press releases)?

Would you be interested in writing reviews of LGBT-themed comics or creating other content for the Prism Comics website and/or print publications?

 
PART 5: PUBLICATIONS

Do you have experience writing or drawing for comics?

Do you have experience in desktop publishing, graphic design, putting together print projects?

Have you ever edited a magazine, newspaper or anthology?

Are you familiar with comic book, LGBT or womens' bookstore distribution channels?

Have you ever worked with a printer on a publication project?

 
PART 6: TALENT/CREATOR RELATIONS

Have you ever worked for a talent agency or freelance placement service?

Do you have experience with contracts in comics or other art fields?

Have you ever coordinated artists and writers to produce an anthology?

 
PART 7: YOUR NEEDS

Describe how much of your time you make available to devote to volunteer projects, either on a 1 to 10 scale, as a percentage, or however you'd like to.

Name one of your major career goals.

Would experience dealing with printers, publishers, distributors and comics professionals be helpful to you in your profession?

Would experience in organizational planning and parliamentary procedure be helpful to you in your profession?

Are you, or do you hope to be, a comics creator who would benefit from the assistance of an organization like Prism Comics?

When you intially thought about volunteering, what job or project were you ideally hoping for?

 
PART 8: YOUR IDEAS

What one thing is Prism Comics not doing right now that could really help the organization thrive? What skills do you offer that could help do that thing?

Please describe some enjoyable ways that you spend your free time. Could some of those activities be combined with volunteering for Prism Comics, and if so, how?

Do you know any friends or associates who would like to be involved with Prism Comics, either as volunteers, board members, or as a featured Creator?

Please provide any additional comments you'd like to.

 

Whew! Thanks so much for taking the time to fill out this survey. If you have any questions for us, feel free to email them to volunteer@prismcomics.org.

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