Membership to PYP Seattle is by member referral only. For the 2021 through 2023 grant cycles, in pursuit of our goal for PYP Seattle’s membership to be more representative of the vast diversity of King County and the breadth of communities that we aim to serve, we have committed to prioritizing women of color for new membership spots. If you are a woman of color and you are interested in learning more about PYP Seattle membership, please contact Mina Velamoor (email@example.com) and she will answer all of your questions and refer you for membership. For 2023, we are expanding our membership to 65 women so we anticipate that there will be openings for woman of all races and ethnicities.
New Member Application
If you are referred by Mina or if a current member has invited you to join, please fill out the 2023 PYP Seattle New Member Application by April 30, 2023.
Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received, and priority will be given in the following order: 1) existing members, 2) women of color, and 3) women who live outside of Mercer Island. We will reach out to all applicants in early May to let them know whether their application has been approved for membership. Approved applicants will be asked to complete the additional registration steps listed below by May 19, 2023.
New Member Registration (for Approved Applicants Only)
1) Make your donation/dues payment. The minimum annual dues in the amount of $1,000 per member is required; however, members may choose to donate more than $1,000 in annual dues – donating generously to our local community through PYP ensures that your dollars will go to help local non-profits that have been vetted, researched, and collectively approved by our membership. In addition, we require members to contribute a donation of $250 annually to PYP Seattle to help cover our expenses. Please combine your dues amount and the $250 donation to cover our expenses into one donation amount when making your payment (so the minimum donation amount is $1,250). Note that donation amounts will be kept anonymous and each member is only given one vote, regardless of the dues they pay. All donation amounts are tax deductible (EIN 84-3341787).
a) If you prefer to make an online payment: Click here to make your online payment (via credit card, direct debit (ACH), Apple Pay, or Google Pay) on Zeffy. 100% of your donation and dues payment will go to Pitch Your Peers Seattle — we won’t pay any transaction fees. You may choose to add in additional money for Zeffy (the online payment platform) to help it continue to provide this free service. You should receive a tax receipt from Zeffy shortly after you submit your payment. Or:
b) If you prefer to mail a check or have your donor advised fund mail a check: it’s a 2-step process: 1) Click here to fill out the Google Form titled “2023 PYP Seattle New Member Registration Form – For Those Mailing In Donations,” and 2) Mail your check to Pitch Your Peers Seattle c/o Erin Krawiec, 4 Meadow Ln,, Mercer Island, WA 98040. You will receive a tax receipt via email once your check is received and cashed.
2) Complete and sign the online 2023 PYP Seattle New Member Agreement.
3) Submit your headshot and bio. Email a headshot photo (jpg file) and a one-paragraph bio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your bio should include your education, work, and volunteer experience. Be sure to highlight your major life achievements, adventures and other interests/hobbies. Your headshot and bio will be added to our online member directory that is included in the members-only section of our website. Bios and headshots are a great way for us to get to know each other better!
We hope this process is smooth and easy for you. Please reach out to us at PYPSeattle@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!