Find a Board!
Board Speed Dating
Want to learn about local nonprofits? Ready to find a place to begin or advance your board service? Check out Board Speed Dating! All graduates of The Bridge: Board Training are invited to attend this special night. We invite nonprofits looking for board members and give you the opportunity to talk, mingle, and potentially meet a match. Light refreshments will be provided.
More details will be announced in the summer. If you'd like to review last year's event, click here to download the program.
Unable to make it to Board Speed Dating, but want to stay in the loop about current board openings? The list below features some of our partner organizations that are currently looking for board members to support their work. If you are a graduate of The Bridge: Board Training, you can click the links below to connect with representatives of these organizations and learn more about their board!
- Architects Without Borders
- Crooked Trails
- Earth & Space Research Seattle
- Foothold NW
- Launch Learning
- Legal Council for Youth and Children
- Lighthouse for the Blind
- Mercy Housing Northwest
- Music Center Northwest
- Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
- Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS)
- Seattle Milk Fund
- Seattle Works
- Unexpected Productions
- Volunteer Park Trust
- Wallingford Community Senior Center
- Wellspring Family Services
- Youth in Focus
Architects Without Borders-Seattle volunteers collaborate with underserved communities to design and implement ecologically sensitive, culturally appropriate, life-changing projects. AWB is a 501(c) founded in 2006 and is led by an engaged and working Board of Directors. Board members come from a variety of allied disciplines and engage as a team to provide leadership and financial management oversight for the organization’s staff and volunteers. Join AWB and contribute your skills and passion to a wonderful cause, while broadening your global connections and perspective on the role of design in our lives.
• Prior experience on non-profit boards
• Event planning
• Background in legal, property development, construction, fundraising, or international development
Duration: Minimum two year, renewable term
If you are interested, please provide a brief cover letter replying specifically to the position’s responsibilities and preferable skills as well as a current resume to info[at]awb-seattle[dot]org.
Crooked Trails focus is on sustainable, culturally integrated travel. The qualified candidate is self-motivated, has previous experience with non-profits and is willing to make a two year commitment.
We need your skills to help us with:
• marketing to reach more participants,
• improving our accounting in Quickbooks,
• planning and execute fund raiser events,
• writing about us for publication, or
• steering and guiding the company with your knowledge of small business.
Meetings are roughly once a month and members are asked to commit 2-4 hours/month outside of meetings as well.
For more information contact Christine Mackay, chris[at]crookedtrails[dot]org.
Earth & Space Research
TREASURER - Earth & Space Research is a Seattle-based, nonprofit institute specializing in oceanographic research. Our mission is to increase societal understanding of the Earth system through scientific research and public education. We are looking for a Board Treasurer. The role of Treasurer carries particular importance in helping to build the public’s perception, trust, and assurance in Earth & Space Research’s financial management. The Board meets annually; not a big time commitment, but a passion for science is a plus.
For more information contact Lance LaRowe, larowe[at]esr[dot]org.
Foothold NW is a new non profit looking for board members to influence the organization's direction and help us incorporate as a legal non profit. We are a non profit startup looking to disrupt and change how higher education is funded. We focus on education, student loan assistance and advocacy. For more information visit our Facebook or contact Megan Locatelli Hyska, dellaloca[dot]design[at]gmail[dot]com
Launch is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every child has equitable access to a brilliant start. Through our preschool, before & after school and summer programs, we serve a diverse group of children ages 3 to 12 — foundational years when our social, emotional and academic support help launch young lives on a trajectory of success. We’re entering a period of growth, and are seeking board members who can help implement our strategic plan. We’re looking for board members who have skills in the following areas: Law/Legal, Real Estate, Finance/Investment, HR, Fundraising and Marketing, Education, Advocacy, and Technology.
For more information contact Brianna.Jackson[at]launchlearning[dot]org.
Legal Council for Youth and Children provides critical legal advocacy to immigrant children, children in foster care, youth with juvenile offender matters and youth who are or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. Our services help to stabilize youth, expand educational opportunities and foster positive familial and community relationships. Our board provides mission-based leadership, strategic governance and advocacy to improve the lives of children. We’re looking for new board members with diverse backgrounds and skill sets such as program management, fundraising, finance and community engagement. For more information please visit us online at www.lcycwa.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 99 years, the Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. has provided independence, empowerment and jobs for the blind, DeafBlind and blind with our disabilities community in Washington. The Lighthouse is a social enterprise, 501(c)3 non-profit, our mission is; To create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.
The Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation Board of Directors has a dynamic role at the forefront of our fundraising and community outreach efforts. We are currently recruiting for new Board Members who share a passion and interest in our mission as well as a desire to be ambassadors for the organization year-round.
For more information contact Kate Wiegal, Director of Institutional Relations at 206-436-2116 or kweigel[at]seattlelh[dot]org.
Mercy Housing Northwest
The current Seattle building boom has been a bust for low-income families. Mercy Housing Northwest is doing something about it—building affordable rental housing that low-income families can afford and offering services to help people thrive.
MHNW is a 501(c)3 based in Seattle with an impact all along the I-5 corridor. We are looking for new board members from diverse backgrounds who want to be a part of the solution.
Contact Paul Chiocco to learn more about the volunteer opportunity or just take a tour to find out more: pchiocco[at]mercyhousing[dot]org.
Several Board Director positions available with the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. We are a non-profit training organization preparing psychoanalysts and psychotherapists for work in the field of mental health. We are looking for potential Board Directors from diverse occupations and professions within the Seattle community and broader Northwest Region. Please contact David Jachim, PhD, FIPA at dpjachim[at]comcast[dot]net.
Seeking Evangelists for Community Music Non profit!
Music Center of the Northwest believes in the transformative power of music in the lives of people and our community. With a commitment to access and an expectation of excellence, Music Center programs bring the opportunity for musical experience to people of all ages and abilities." Does this mission Statement stir something inside of you? Then consider volunteering to help grow one of the best community music schools in the Seattle area.
We are looking for a few additional people to serve on our Board of Directors as we expand our outreach and build on our established programs. Every week we have over 500 youth and adult students participating in a full range of musical programs (lessons, classes, ensembles) from our 30 degreed faculty. We have 50 free musical performances each year in our newly accessible and revamped rehearsal hall. We provide more than $40,000 in financial aid and are proud to say that we have never turned a student away for financial reasons! We are currently serving 6 Seattle Public Schools and partnering with 7 other community organizations.
Besides the usual Board leadership functions, we are keenly interested in folks who have backgrounds or experience in the following: social media, video messaging, innovative community outreach and creating and executing fund and friend raising activities. If you have been looking for a way to give back then consider joining us! Contact Tracey Lake at TraceyLake[at]gmail[dot]com to learn more.
If you love PEPS, now is the time to get more involved! With our new Executive Director's leadership, the Board of Directors has committed to making PEPS more accessible to families and communities across our service area. Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for PEPS and social justice? We are currently looking for thoughtful, energetic board members to join our team and shape this exciting work.
Please contact dianed[at]peps[dot]org for more information.
Seattle Milk Fund awards child care grants to low-income parents who are furthering their education to create a brighter future for their families and their communities. We are looking for enthusiastic board members with a passion for families and education to launch an Advisory Board this fall, which will develop and guide the organization through a strategic plan in its first year. For more information contact Maggie Skinner maggies[at]seattlemilkfund[dot]org.
Seattle Works connects volunteers, develops leaders and builds community. We believe that the energy, diversity and dedication of Seattle's emerging leaders can be a tremendous, positive force in the community. Our vision is a thriving community of actively engaged individuals.
For more information contact Kari Dietrich, karirood[at]gmail[dot]com or complete our short nomination form.
Unexpected Productions, Seattle's most established improv company and school is a working board of individuals passionate about Unexpected Productions and willing and able to commit their time to helping the organization progress against its mission statement. Each board member can expect to serve a three-year(3) term and spend one (1) to three (3) hour(s) a week on Unexpected Productions related business. To apply, go here.
Volunteer Park Trust is seeking a volunteer Marketing Chair to lead the Marketing Committee and direct our marketing and communications strategy. The Chair will lead the committee to oversee consistent and active communications for the purposes of program messaging, fundraising, awareness, branding, and recruitment. The Chair also serves on our Steering Committee. All work is done from home. We do not maintain a physical office. We are a non-profit organization operating under the 501(c)(3) umbrella of Seattle Parks Foundation. Interested and qualified candidates should inquire to receive more information You can learn more about us at our website: volunteerparktrust.org.
The Wallingford Community Senior Center builds community across generations and fosters healthy, secure, and positive aging. We are an inclusive, vibrant, age-friendly organization that connects, engages, and expands horizons. The senior center serves about 1200 older adults in north Seattle each year, and has an annual budget of about $400,000. The center is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The board of directors and supporting committees of the center are expanding to meet its 2017 plan. Candidates should be passionate about our mission of serving older adults. Knowledge of issues facing elders or about north Seattle communities very helpful. The executive director and other board members can provide training and support for those new to board service.
We are recruiting for the following positions:
- Board operations chair and committee members.The board operations committee recruits new board and committee members, recognizes departing board and committee members, and conducts the board self-evaluation.
- Fund development chair and committee members.The fundraising committee puts on the two planned agency fundraising events. These are not large events, and would be a good introduction to someone new to fundraising, or someone with previous experience who knows that s/he enjoys putting on events, but doesn’t want the responsibility of a major gala.
- Finance committee members.Committee members support the Board Treasurer in reviewing financial statements and working with the CPA firm making the annual financial review.
For more information, please contact Claire Petersky, Executive Director, atcpetersky[at]wallingfordseniors[dot]org, or (206) 461-7825
Our Associate Board is integral to our work to end the cycle of homelessness at the family level. Programs include: Housing, Parent/Child Services, Early Learning, Domestic Violence Intervention, Baby Boutique (free store) The meeting schedule includes 9-10 meetings a year (some jointly with Board of Directors) & committee participation to meet Associate Board goals. Duration: Two year term (renewable) Applications are now being accepted, please contact nkinsinger[at]wellspringfs[dot]org.
For the last 23 years, Youth in Focus has served more than 3,900 youth through our youth development photography program. Our mission is to empower urban youth, through photography, to experience their world in new ways and to make positive choices for their lives. For information about board service, please visit us here.
Contact: Trina Gadsden, Executive Director, 206-407-2122, trinag[at]youthinfocus[dot]org