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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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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

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

Organization for Prostitution Survivors

OPS Mission Statement- OPS facilitates recovery from the harms of prostitution through survivor-centered practices that empower our community to heal from, and advocate to end, this system of gender-based violence. Agency Description. OPS is a social service agency and agent of social change. We provide direct services to people in the commercial sex trades including case management, drop-in services, support groups and recovery services. We also provide extensive community education and programming to address sex-buying and the demand for prostitution. We are seeking board members from the Seattle area (or beyond) to help expand our Board of Directors. Experience with human resources, fundraising, legal skills and communications is desired. Nonprofit experience is a plus. People who identify as survivors are strongly encouraged to apply! Board Member Responsibilities Engage in organizational oversight and governance Speak on and advocate for OPS and our mission Connect OPS to your community Participate in OPS events and fund development activities throughout the year Board Terms and Details Serve a minimum 2-year term Attend monthly board meetings Attend annual retreat and/or strategic planning meetings Actively work on one or more committees Participate in special projects as needed including fundraising Demonstrate commitment to the organization’s mission Time Commitment Board members may expect to serve on average 4-10 hours per month. Meetings are the third Monday of each month from 5-7 pm. Philanthropic Commitment Board members are encouraged to make OPS a philanthropic priority and to participate in fundraising activities that include outreach and personal contributions. Read more about OPS at: SeattleOPS.org Request an application by emailing Leslie Briner at leslie.briner@seattleops.org

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

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

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.

Pawsitive Alliance

Pawsitive Alliance, a volunteer driven tax-exempt nonprofit organization, is having an open call for Board Members. Founded in 2005, the mission of Pawsitive Alliance is to end the homelessness of cats and dogs across Washington by increasing shelter adoptions, supporting spay and neuter programs, and providing education and resources to improve pet retention. Pawsitive Alliance’s major campaigns include large adoption events with 100-200 adoptable animals present; the “Why Not Me?” pets campaign which helps long term homeless animals find their forever homes; Project Mission Pawsible which is working to reduce the large number of stray animals in Yakima County; and, expanding access to low cost spay/neuter surgeries around and the state. Pawsitive Alliance’s biggest strengths are marketing, organizing, fundraising, and collaborating. We work with over 50+ shelter partners, in addition to many other corporate, media, and nonprofit partners. Since 2005, we have helped over 7,700 animals find homes and facilitated thousands of spay and neuter surgeries. The Pawsitive Alliance Board is a hands-on group of committed individuals, investing their time and resources to support our mission. We are looking to add individuals from diverse backgrounds to join the Board and help the organization’s continued success and growth. Ideal candidates are committed to our mission, able to represent the organization in the community, are ready to engage in fundraising and networking, and bring a well-rounded set of skills to a unique and hard-working team.​ Pawsitive Alliance is always interested in bringing greater diversity and new areas of expertise to the Board. For more information on the organization, refer to our website at www.pawsitivealliance.org. Please contact Executive Director, Tereza Marks, at executivedirector@pawsitivealliance.org if you share our passion for helping to end pet homelessness in Washington and are interested in serving and helping end pet overpopulation.