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Board Networking Happy Hour

Want to learn about local nonprofits? Ready to find a place to begin or advance your board service? Check out Board Networking Happy Hour in the Fall! All graduates of The Bridge: Board Training are invited to attend this special night. We partner with board training programs across the city and invite nonprofits looking for board members and give Bridge grads the opportunity to talk, mingle, and potentially meet a match. Details are announced for Bridge grads in the summer.

If you'd like to review previous events, click here to download the 2017 program.

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Board Listings

Unable to make it to Board Networking Happy Hour, 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!

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Architects Without Borders-Seattle

AWB Seattle is seeking talented and passionate leaders to serve a two-year term on our Board of Directors. Board service begins in January 2020. About AWB Founded in 2005 by a group of Seattle architects and designers in response to a devastating tsunami, Architects Without Borders-Seattle is part of an international coalition committed to providing pro bono services to build strong communities. AWB-Seattle is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Volunteers are fundamental to our work as all our project work is completely volunteer led and assisted. AWB’s one paid staff member is our Executive Director, who reports to the Board of Directors. AWB Mission and Values AWB volunteers collaborate with underserved communities to deliver ecologically sensitive, culturally appropriate, life-changing design. Core Values: Appropriate design solutions are vital to communities and the environment Collaborative long-term relationships with communities are essential to providing effective design assistance Exchange of knowledge and skills can empower both communities and designers Interdisciplinary teams create innovative and insightful projects Volunteer passion, energy and efforts make our work possible Board of Directors Responsibilities AWB Board members advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with leadership and general promotion of Architects Without Borders – Seattle (AWB). Although board members are not directly responsible for project work, they assist the Project Committee with project leadership. Board members serve as ambassadors and guide the sustainability of the organization. Board members serve as advisors by Providing mission-focused guidance during potential project vetting, and to project teams, as needed Mentoring new board members Serving on one board committee to focus on specific parts of AWB’s mission and needs Board members serve as ambassadors by reflecting the Mission and Core Values of the organization strengthening relationships between AWB and the local community advancing AWB’s mission and services supporting activities to develop funding for the organization Board members guide the sustainability of the organization by understanding and adhering to the policies and procedures of AWB developing organizational policy, and creating, reviewing, and evaluating organizational plans engaging in strategic planning to establish long and short-term goals and priorities overseeing personnel and staff accountability and development recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest ensuring the organization’s fiscal stability by becoming familiar with AWB’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs connecting AWB with sponsors, donors, and other funding opportunities supporting AWB financially with a personally meaningful gift through a monthly recurring donation, and/or donations at fundraising events, and/or donations at other times during the year Meetings and Time Commitment AWB Board members should commit in the range of 12-25 hours per month to AWB, distributed between the monthly board meeting, events, and work related to the organization, as well as committee meetings. Each board member will participate and serve on at least one board committee, which aligns with their areas of expertise and interest. The board will engage in an annual retreat of approximately 6-8 hours, usually held on a weekend day in February. The board of directors meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in downtown Seattle at our office at 1101 2nd Ave Committee meetings generally take place once per month for 90 minutes in person or by phone Board members are expected to attend at least three Projects Committee meeting each year (a monthly gathering of volunteer teams doing the inspiring work of the organization) Board members are expected to attend and participate in organization-wide events (e.g. the annual fundraiser, annual volunteer appreciation, etc.) One board term is two years long, with the option to continue serving on the board after the first term ­­­­­ To apply for a position on the AWB-Seattle Board of Directors, please send the following to info@awb-seattle.org by 5:00pm, Wednesday, November 20. A current resume with contact information to help us get to know you (a thorough LinkedIn or similar profile is also acceptable – we’re interested in content, not polish) A Statement of Interest replying specifically to board member responsibilities. Please consider the following questions as you compose your Statement of Interest: What prompted your interest in joining the AWB-Seattle Board? What do you know about AWB-Seattle, and what would you like to learn about us? What challenges, issues, or needs would you like to address through service with the AWB Board? What areas of expertise, special skills, training, or personal qualities do you feel would be most important to your work on the AWB Board? What will be the biggest challenges in sharing your personal time, energy, and financial resources with AWB? Are there any thoughts, questions, or concerns that may have come up while thinking about these questions that you would like to share with us? Interviews will be conducted in December with offers to join the board extended by mid-January.

Seattle, WA

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound is looking for volunteers to serve on our board and help fulfill our mission of inspiring and enabling youth of all backgrounds and abilities to discover their spark, value the natural world, and become tomorrow’s leaders, today. Our Board is comprised of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds who are responsible for council policy, administration, strategic planning, financial stability and overall support of our programs. Though not required, we are especially looking for volunteers with backgrounds in marketing, fundraising, sales, architecture, construction, retail, restaurant/food service, IT and education. All volunteers should have a passion for working with youth and connecting them to the outdoors.

Seattle, WA

Cancer Lifeline

Cancer Lifeline is a 45 yr old nonprofit based in Seattle. Our mission is to optimize the quality of life for people living with cancer. We define those people as survivors, friends, family, caregivers and co-workers. We are looking for new board members to help us raise our visibility, make new connections and help guide us as we grow. Board members serve a 3-yr term and meet every other month. For more info contact Joseph at jyurgevich@cancerlifeline.org or 206-832-1283.

Seattle, WA

Colors of Connection

ROLE DESCRIPTION FOR VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS Who We Are At a time when conflict and crisis have increased in intensity and scale around the globe, there is a need for innovative solutions to help people heal and rebuild their lives. Investing in the psychosocial wellbeing of those who have experienced conflict is a crucial component of restoring societies, yet it is often overlooked. Colors of Connection is a non-profit organization pioneering the innovative work of arts-based psychosocial programming for youth and communities in areas affected by conflict. MISSION: We engage conflict-affected youth and communities worldwide in collaborative art-making to nurture hope, cultivate well-being, and promote self-determination. VISION: We envision a peaceful world in which everyone’s capabilities are awakened through creative engagement and put into action to benefit themselves, their communities, and others. To date we have successfully completed eight projects located in refugee camps and post-war areas in Sub-Saharan Africa directly benefiting 205 young people, and reaching an estimated 200,000 residents through a public mural-making process. Colors of Connection is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization with a Board of Directors who are responsible for the legal and fiduciary status of the organization. For more information on the organization please visit Colors of Connection at colorsofconnection.org. Position Description The Board supports the work of Colors of Connection and provides mission-based leadership, development assistance and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Colors of Connection’s Project Director and Organizational Development Director, both co-founders of the organization, the Board-Management relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member Responsibilities Include Development & Fundraising So that Colors of Connection can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Colors of Connection expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is meaningful to them and commensurate with their capacity. Board members will also actively fundraise to support the program’s operations, including: Reaching out to their networks to leverage donations, in-kind resources and volunteers Acting as an ambassador for the Colors of Connection’s programs and sharing Colors of Connection’s mission, goals and outcomes with potential individual, corporate and foundation funders Carrying out donor stewardship activities Hosting a small event and/or supporting other board members in their efforts to do so 2. Leadership, governance and oversight Actively take part in strategic planning along with the Project Director and Organizational Development Director and serve as a trusted advisor as they implement Colors of Connection’s strategic plan Regularly measure Colors of Connection’s performance and effectiveness using agreed upon outcomes and metrics Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings Approve Colors of Connection’s annual budget, financial reports and material business decisions; be informed of, and meet all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the Project Director and Organizational Development Director Assist the Project Director and Organizational Development Director and Board Chair in identifying and recruiting potential board members Serve on committees or task forces and take on special assignments and ensure that board resolutions are carried out Ensure Colors of Connection’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Colors of Connection serves 3. Operational contribution according to the Board Member’s expertise As a small organization with minimal staff, the Directors may request the assistance of Board Members with specific operational activities depending on the individual’s expertise and the needs of the organization at any given time. We rely on volunteers to achieve our organizational functioning and we consider Board Members to be our greatest volunteers. Board Terms & Participation Colors of Connection’s Board Members will serve an initial term of office of one (1) year. A second term of three (3) years may be served, followed by a third term of two (2) years. A former director may be considered for re-election after a period of two (2) consecutive years out of office. An estimated (minimum) commitment for all duties are 8-10 hours per month. Board meetings are held quarterly via an online video conferencing program and regular attendance is necessary. Committee meetings may be held more frequently and emergency meetings may be held as needed. Qualifications This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Colors of Connection’s mission, has leadership experience, and is dedicated to helping to make an impact in one or more of the following areas: conflict-affected adolescents and community, adolescent girls, refugees, the region of Sub-Saharan Africa, the arts, international development, and/or peacebuilding. Ideal board members will have a background in business, government, philanthropy, education or the nonprofit sector that allows him/her to attract funders, partners, program resources and other qualified and committed board members. We are seeking individuals specifically in the areas of: Diversity: Board members who can contribute valuable perspectives on our strategy and programs based on their identity and experience as a member of the groups our programs serve, that is: refugee and conflict-affected populations, and/or country of origin being in sub-Saharan Africa Expertise in finance, publicity and marketing, IT, strategic planning, donor cultivation, fundraising and/or event planning, international aid and development, human resources Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Flexibility, availability and interest in taking a leadership role in the development of an early stage nonprofit A commitment to and understanding of Colors of Connection’s beneficiaries Strong diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and facilitating and building consensus among diverse individuals Personal qualities of integrity, follow through, and a passion for improving the lives of Colors of Connection’s beneficiaries: adolescents and communities affected by conflict Connect with Us For more information on our organization and to find out more about joining the board, please contact Co-Founder and Organizational Development Director of Colors of Connection, Laurie Reyman, at laurie@colorsofconnection.org or by phone at (503) 442-4769.

Seattle, WA

Coltura

Coltura is looking for dynamic, diverse and strategic-thinking individuals who want to make a big impact addressing climate change and air pollution. Coltura works to phase out gasoline use through policy, education and cultural change. We are particularly looking for people skilled in building diverse coalitions. in fundraising, in communications, and in outreach to low-income and diverse communities. Please check our website, www.coltura.org, for more information.

Seattle, WA

Goodwin Connections Board Member

As one of Seattle's longest-running nonprofits, Goodwin Connections (formerly Seattle Milk Fund, est. 1907) is currently recruiting new board members who are passionate about helping families create brighter futures through educational opportunities. Many low-income parents want to get a college education but get stuck because they can’t afford quality childcare for their young children. Goodwin Connections helps these parents by making childcare more affordable and consistent. We offer childcare and preschool tuition assistance and a range of other services like, access to professionals in their field who offer resources and career development opportunities. Goodwin Connections makes a positive impact on two generations, enabling parents to pursue their education and at the same time their children receive a quality early learning opportunity—creating a ripple effect of prosperity and stability for this generation and the next. Those who want to share their expertise in the fields of HR, Finance, Marketing/Fundraising, IT, and/or Education are invited to meet with our nomination team for positions that will become open in January 2020 and June 2020. Board Meetings are held once a month at our office in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle. The time commitment is approximately 5 hours a month.

Seattle, WA

Join Minds Matter Seattle Board of Directors

Minds Matter Seattle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students from low-income families achieve their college dreams. Through an intensive volunteer-run tutoring and mentoring program, we enable our students to build their academic resumes and get into college. 100% of our graduates have been accepted into four-year colleges, often with significant financial aid packages. 95% of our tracked alumni are enrolled in or have graduated from their institutions, including: University of Washington, Princeton University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Stanford University. Minds Matter Seattle’s Board of Directors is a body that works closely with the Executive Committee to facilitate and guide the execution of our mission. We are primarily composed of former volunteers from the Seattle and New York chapters. We strongly value diversity of thought, profession, age, race/ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We are currently at a positive inflection point in our growth and are seeking responsible and energetic individuals to bring their expertise and fresh ideas to our group. Ideal candidates: Are motivated to work on behalf of our students Preferably have expertise in one of the following areas: marketing, accounting, non-profit law Are experienced in and enthusiastic about fundraising Can attend monthly board meetings (Friday afternoons in Seattle) & occassional Saturday sessions Are well-connected in the community, especially with local high schools Are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive space to help us better serve our mission Are interested in joining us for a renewable three-year term APPLICATION PROCESS Interested individuals should contact the incoming 2019-2020 board chair, Steven Kern (steven.kern@gatesfoundation.org), for the application form.

Seattle, WA

Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Board of Directors Opportunity

Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer The Rivkin Center is looking for individuals who share our passion for finding a cure for Ovarian Cancer. Along the way we will continue to fund the best research science in Ovarian Cancer and educate women about the risks and symptoms of Ovarian and Breast Cancer. Our Board of Directors provide us valuable insight and ideas for expanding and growing our mission. We are looking for talented people who want to use their financial, marketing or development skill sets to fuel our continued growth. We especially are hopeful to find people personally impacted by ovarian & breast cancer and provide us with intelligence and ideas from a diverse population of the women we serve. Women’s Life, Our Passion!

Seattle, WA

SCCS Board of Directors

Sound Child Care Solutions (SCCS) is in search of dynamic, engaged, and knowledgeable professionals in the fields of fundraising, organizational development, and early learning, to serve on the SCCS Board of Directors. SCCS is a nonprofit organization that creates high quality, culturally relevant education for all children through the collaboration of early learning centers. With an emphasis on undoing institutional racism, we hold equity and social justice at the core of our work. If you’re passionate about children and bettering access to high quality education, we would love to hear from you.

Seattle, WA

Seattle City of Literature

Seattle City of Literature is looking for new board members! Most important is a passion for books/writing and creative communities. We are also looking for candidates with legal, financial, and/or communications/PR experience, as well as connections to major regional employers; we also value connections to communities that have historically been marginalized by the culture of majority-white arts and cultural spaces/organizations. The Seattle City of Literature board of directors is expected to: Affirm the mission, vision and strategy of Seattle City of Literature, and when necessary and appropriate, suggest changes to enhance and support the essence of the organization. Attend monthly board meetings. Develop and approve the by-laws. Take responsibility for the institutional and financial health of the organization. Approve financial reports and budgets for the expenditure of funds. Contribute to the organization's financial health by making an annual gift (either personal or recruited) that reflects a commitment to the on-going operations of the organization. Propose board officers including president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer to be elected by full board. Create and participate in committees focused on specific tasks such as programs, board development, financial management, and fundraising. Help to host meetings of the board. Terms, Policies, and Procedures: Board terms last three years, and board members may serve consecutive terms.

Seattle, WA

Seattle Musical Theatre

Civic Light Opera Association (dba Seattle Musical Theatre) is looking for community minded leaders to serve on the board of directors.  We share our performance venue with the Magnuson Community Center which is expanding its services to meet the needs of new park residents as 150 new housing units come on line just across the street from the theatre.  The Community Center wil be renovated to provide additional programming.  We hope to partner with the community center to create a performing arts center in Building 47, Magnuson Park.  This will require advocacy, capital and program funding and visionary leadership.

Seattle, WA

The Common Acre Board Member

The Common Acre is growing! Over the past year, we've refined our mission, begun a strategic reboot committed to equity, and initiated new restoration and community programs, including joining forces with our long term partner, Alleycat Acres. New directions require new leadership perspectives on our board, and we need your voice. The Common Acre restores relationships between people and the land through ecology, agriculture, community, and art. What we do: We work with communities and public agencies to revive marginalized land through collaborative restoration and agroecology. By nurturing a network of urban farms and restoring native plant and pollinator habitat, community members grow their own produce, gain access to training, and activate shared green space; work that, by its nature, strengthens bonds to each other and to the land. We share what we learn about these lands and from each other through symposia and in community through cultural expression, education, and food. Our goal is to promote a shared understanding about the connection between our lives and our natural world which empowers people to participate in meaningful change. We partner with scientists in innovative field research and deepen understanding of native pollinator ecosystems. We have developed a data-driven, replicable model for increasing habitat and supporting wild bees in urban systems. We use this data in our work with policy makers, land managers, and communities to make informed decisions about public land use to support a healthy environment through food systems. We critically assess who holds power in decision-making and actively promote self-determination. Our projects work holistically; in conservation, engagement, and advocacy. We build resilience and sustainability by partnering with residents in the communities most impacted by the very same food insecurity and environmental degradations plaguing pollinator populations. Your role: We're seeking dedicated board members who can commit to monthly meetings and an active role in ad hoc committees as we work through our new strategic plan. Regularly attends Board meetings and important related meetings. Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work. Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time. Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports. Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus. Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts. Participates in fund raising for the organization. The annual ask from board members is $1000, either cash, in-kind or donations from people and organizations which the board member solicits. Special Skills: We are particularly seeking individuals who have the following lived or professional experience: representative of or connected to communities in South Seattle and King County Arts LGBTQI+ Youth 18-21 Legal Finance Human Resources

Seattle, WA

The NOAH Center

The NOAH Center is looking for diverse, knowledgable and professional leaders to serve on our board of directors supporting our mission to stop the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats.

Stanwood, WA

After-School All-Stars Puget Sound

After-School All-Stars Puget Sound Board Member Role Description ABOUT After School All-Stars is one of the leading national after-school program providers in the country.  Our comprehensive school-based programs combine academics, enrichment, and health and wellness activities to help students build the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, both in school and in life. Founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992, ASAS is building a national model for after-school program delivery through our 19 chapters, all of which serve nearly 90,000 youth in major urban localities. ASAS launched programs in the Puget Sound region during Fall 2016 and serves approximately 600 economically disadvantaged students in three middle schools (Meeker Middle School—Kent School District, Dimmitt Middle School—Renton School District, and Showalter Middle School—Tukwila School District). BOARD OF DIRECTORS After-School All-Stars Puget Sound’s Advisory Board is a body that works closely with the Executive Director to facilitate and guide the execution of our mission. We are primarily composed of corporate employees from the finance, hospitality, tech, real estate and food and beverage industries. Examples of companies represented include EY, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Boeing, New York Life, Marriott International, and Mondelez.  We strongly value diversity of thought, profession, age, race/ethnicity, gender identity, ability and sexual orientation. To align with the growth and reach of our programs, ASAS Puget Sound is currently seeking responsible and energetic individuals who are passionate about closing the achievement and opportunity gaps via transformative after-school programming..  We are looking for individuals who can bring their expertise and fresh ideas to our organization. Ideal candidates will: Be motivated to work on behalf of our youth Preferably have expertise in one of the following areas: marketing, PR, non-profit law, education and technology Be well-connected in the community and knowledgeable about local middle schools or South King County school districts Be experienced in and enthusiastic about fundraising Attend quarterly board meetings (typically in Seattle, Renton or Issaquah) Help cultivate supporters for an annual fundraiser event Make a personal annual financial contribution each fiscal year that is meaningful and significant, as part of the $5,000 “give and get” commitment (board dues) Develop an individual fundraising plan to meet the $5,000 “give and get target” or more Recruit and propose potential candidates who could further ASAS Puget Sound’s work for nomination to the Advisory Board Be an active advocate and ambassador for the organization Be committed to fostering a safe and inclusive space to help us better serve our mission Be interested in joining the board for a renewable three-year term APPLICATION PROCESS Interested individuals should contact the Executive Director, Ranna Daud (Ranna@as-as.org) for more information.  Top board candidates will be invited to interview with the Board Chair and Executive Director, meet with and be interviewed by youth participants, and attend an initial board meeting. Onboarding of new board members is ongoing throughout the year.