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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

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

Green Plate Special

Green Plate Special is growing and diversifying our board to better reflect our community. Over the past year we’ve refined our mission and committed to equity in our organization. In the coming months we will launch a new strategic plan. Green Plate Special inspires and empowers youth through growing, cooking, and sharing food. Founded in 2011, we engage 4th-8th graders (ages 9 – 14) through after-school programs, spring and summer camps, and evening cooking classes. Programs are curriculum based with a progression from basic food knowledge to advanced gardening and cooking skills. We also enhance learning opportunities by interweaving food growing and cooking with academic subjects such as math, science, and history. For example, youth may practice baking skills while learning about the science of liquids and solids. A snack and/or lunch are provided during programming and students often are able to take home a sample of what they cooked, as well as vegetables from the garden. We often work closely with partner organizations and customize programs to fit the needs of our partners. Some of our current partners include Madrona K-8, Washington Middle School, Atlantic Street Center, Mary’s Place, Friends of the Children, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Beacon Hill International, and many others. Your Role: We're seeking dedicated board members who can commit to monthly board and committee meetings and take an active role in the organization as we work through our new strategic plan. The board term is two years. An effective board member: Regularly attends board and committee 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 board and committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports. Gets to know other committee and board members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus. Is an active participant in the board’s and committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts. Cooperates fully in achieving the organization’s financials goals, by making a personally meaningful financial contribution and participating in annual fundraising efforts. Special Skills: We are particularly seeking individuals who have the following experience: Representative of or connected to communities in the Central District and South Seattle Legal Human Resources For more information email Claudia Williams (claudiaw@greenplatespecial.org)

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

Phinney Neighborhood Association

The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors and we would love to hear from you. We are looking for community members who are passionate about the PNA’s mission to build community, and have expertise in real estate development, are local business owners, or who have knowledge or experience with fundraising. We are actively working to build a more equitable and inclusive Board and organization because we value a diversity of opinions, backgrounds, and skills. People representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply. Board members serve 1 to 3 year terms, starting in January, and generally spend 4 to 8 hours per month for board and committee meetings and supporting events. Preference given for candidates who apply by August.

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

Underhill House

Who We Are: We are a place for people of all faiths or no faith, devoted to prayer, holy simplicity and reconnecting people to one another and to God. We are not a church. Not a counseling center. Not a place to eat or sleep. Instead, a place where people from all walks of life can come together for silence, for prayer, and for connection. Underhill House Vision: A quiet place to pause for prayer Your Role: As a Board Member you will focus on maintaining and supporting the vision of Underhill House with an eye towards fundraising opportunities. We are looking for Board Members to begin their term in 2019 with a three-year commitment. Our goal is to continue to have a Board echoing the diversity as reflected in our guests and found in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Requirements: Alignment with Underhill House mission Serve as an advocate within your community (work, family and friends) to spread awareness Bring your talents, life experience, and knowledge of fundraising and networking to strengthen and support Underhill House Previous experience with fundraising required Commitment: Board Members are asked to commit 2- 6 hours per month Board meetings are held quarterly (4 times a year) Prepare for and attend Board meetings on a regular basis Facilitate annual fall fundraising drive Lead development of and coordinate fundraising events

Seattle, WA

Blue Earth Alliance

Blue Earth Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which offers fiscal sponsorships to documentary projects that align with our mission to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. Blue Earth Alliance is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities. We extend that exempt status to accepted project photographers allowing them to seek such grants and tax deductible donations.. Along with fiscal sponsorships, we also offer other services to project photographers and flimmakers, produce events and much more. The organization has an all-volunteer working Board whose members reside all throughout the United States. We are seeking new Board members and an experienced Treasurer.

Launch

Launch is looking for energetic, committed board members who are passionate about expanding access to quality learning programs for our King County's children! Founded in 1977, Launch is a nonprofit organization that partners with families, schools, and communities across Seattle to ensure that children have equitable, affordable access to a brilliant start in learning and life. Known for the excellence of our preschool, before & after school, and summer programs, we provide children ages 3-12 with the highest-quality care and learning in a safe, fun and nurturing environment that honors the whole child. Our programs are offered at 12 locations in Central, Southeast, and West Seattle and serve more than 1,000 children each year. It’s an exciting time at Launch - our agency is entering a period of growth and we’re looking for passionate, creative, committed, qualified people to join our Board of Directors and help guide our organization through these changes. The Launch Board of Directors plays a vital role in supporting our mission by providing strategic and financial oversight of our organization. Board members grow personally and professionally while they tackle issues that require creativity, planning, and strategic decision-making. They deepen existing skills and learn new skills while making choices that determine the long-term future of our agency. Our leadership wants to expand the skill set our board members possess and ensure that our board represents the diverse perspectives of the communities we serve. We’re looking for a wide range of skills and experience including: Law/Legal Nonprofit Management Launch Parent/Guardian Finance/Investment Human Resources Fundraising and Marketing Education, especially Elementary and Early Learning expertise Advocacy Technology Business Administration Board service provides members with the opportunity to give back to the community, learn new skills, and make a significant difference in the lives of children and families. “I feel more engaged in my life when I’m on the board. Children’s issues are so vital and this board keeps me involved in them – I feel like our work really makes a difference.” - Launch Board Member Nicholas Heyer An active level of commitment is required. Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to Launch and are expected to read information and prepare themselves prior to attending meetings. They govern with a respect for roles, policy-making principles, and dedication to the ongoing development of the Launch Board itself. Board members are also expected to actively support agency fundraising efforts. They serve a two-year term but may serve for additional terms. The Launch board meets once per month for two hours in the evening, except during August and December. Board meetings are usually held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. If a Board member also serves on the executive committee, there is an additional two hour commitment per month. Board members can also volunteer at Launch events.

NFFTY Board Treasurer

BOARD TREASURER - POSITION DESCRIPTION NFFTY’s mission is to enable, nurture, promote, and encourage the next generation of filmmakers to inspire, lead, and entertain the world with their stories. NFFTY is the largest film festival for emerging filmmakers in the world. POSITION OVERVIEW The Treasurer is responsible for ensuring the accurate reporting of NFFTY/The Talented Youth’s overall fiscal health, and proper documentation of the organization’s financial history for institutional records. The Treasurer takes ownership of guiding the other Board members through financial reports and analyses necessary to help the organization make best fiduciary decisions on behalf of the organization. The Treasurer works with NFFTY’s Managing Director and Accountant to ensure proper internal controls are followed to maintain integrity and protect the organization and its assets. NFFTY/The Talented Youth is debt free and has a cash reserve, and we are looking to grow sustainably. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare and present financial reports to full board at monthly staff meetings When the opportunity arises, work with Managing Director and Board to develop committees that support finance Work with Managing Director and Accountant to properly track revenues and expenses for the organization Oversee Managing Director’s and Accountant’s preparing and filing of annual 990 report for IRS Work with Managing Director when necessary to prepare and explain budgets for grant applications and new projects/programs for the organization, both to internal and external partners When necessary, work with Board and Managing Director to analyze impact of expenditures and revenues unplanned outside of annual budget parameters QUALIFICATIONS Experience with Quickbooks or similar accounting software Understanding of how to analyze and explain cash flow, P&L, balance sheet, and other financial reports Experience managing a budget, with a preference toward 501(c)3 nonprofit administration experience Working knowledge of GAAP and other accounting best practices Interest in film, film festivals, and/or filmmaking Highly organized and detail oriented with attention to accuracy Outgoing and good sense of humor TIME COMMITMENT To start immediately, as soon as is reasonable. 5 - 10 hours per month is estimated to perform primary responsibilities beyond basic NFFTY board member duties. The board meets every 2nd Wednesday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. TO APPLY Email your resume and a brief statement of interest to info@nffty.org indicating “Board Treasurer Position” in the subject line. NFFTY/The Talented Youth seeks to recruit board candidates that reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We welcome and encourage qualified candidates from all national, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds, from all gender expressions and sexual identities, and from persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. Underrepresentation of minority populations is a significant problem, and we are working towards equality and disrupting systems of oppression in the film/media arts industry.