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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 46 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. Individuals from traditionally underserved communities are encouraged to apply! We are particularly interested in individuals with marketing, event planning, fundraising and legal/estate planning. 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

Environmental storytelling nonprofit Blue Earth Alliance seeks board members

Blue Earth Alliance, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2020, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which offers fiscal sponsorship to visual storytellers whose long-term projects 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 tax deductible grants and donations. Along with fiscal sponsorship, we also offer other services to project photographers and filmmakers. The organization has an all-volunteer, working board that meets once per month, and a $500 annual give-or-get expectation for board members. Blue Earth Alliance board members reside all throughout the United States. We are seeking new board members, and are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with experience in treasurer, communications and fundraising roles.

Seattle, WA

Join the Tiny Trees Board of Directors!

Are you: Passionate about early education and the environment? Interested in serving on a non-profit board in Seattle? Tiny Trees makes high-quality early learning accessible for working families by operating outdoor preschool classrooms in our public parks. As the largest outdoor preschool provider in the United States, we currently serve more than 300 children at 9 parks in Seattle and King County. These kids gain the academic and social-emotional skills to thrive in school and life, while reaping the benefits of a nature-rich childhood. Tiny Trees’ commitment to equity, environmental stewardship, and high-quality early learning is what makes it unique. Our classrooms and our stellar teachers enable children from all backgrounds to reap the benefits of outdoor early education. Our innovative model, utilizing public parks in the community, means that Tiny Trees can open classrooms in neighborhoods where families have not always had access to affordable, high-quality preschool. Currently, 22% of Tiny Trees students speak a language other than English at home and about half receive free or reduced tuition through the Seattle Preschool Program and our philanthropic partners. Want to help Tiny Trees Preschool grow? We are seeking new board members who can commit to a three-year term, beginning September 2019 or January 2020. If you are passionate about our mission and want to strengthen our organization to better serve our community, let’s talk. Who are we looking for? We welcome all inquiries and are especially interested in candidates who have close connections to families and communities of color in our region and/or are skilled in HR, technology, law, marketing and communications, or those with experience in early learning or environmental education. Collective Responsibilities of Tiny Trees Preschool Board of Directors: Provide leadership and set strategic guidance and policies to ensure Tiny Trees Preschool’s long-term sustainability and efficacy in service of our mission Provide fiduciary and ethical oversight of the organization and its leadership Establish long-term goals and strategic plan, approve annual budgets, and participate in fundraising to ensure adequate funds to support programs Ensure program excellence at all Tiny Trees locations and the safety of children in Tiny Trees’ care Board members are advocates for Tiny Trees Preschool in the greater King County community with key stakeholders, including current and prospective families, donors, service providers and partners and governmental agencies Commitment of Individual Tiny Trees Preschool Board Members: Each member should be prepared to invest an average of 6-10 hours per month, which typically includes: 3 hours to prepare for and attend Board meetings (11 per year, last Tuesday of each month from 6-8:30pm), 2-4 hours for committee work (per committee), and during certain months, members spend additional hours on special tasks, meetings, and events, such as the annual board retreat and annual fundraising luncheon Serve on at least one board committee (finance, fund development, board development, or operational excellence) Participate in the upcoming strategic planning process Do at least one site visit to a Tiny Trees Preschool outdoor classroom each year Attend at least one Tiny Trees Preschool community event each year Participate in fund development activities, including hosting a table at the annual luncheon Make Tiny Trees Preschool a philanthropic priority and make an annual, personally significant gift that reflects that priority. If you are passionate about early learning, social justice and environmental stewardship, please consider joining the Tiny Trees Board of Directors. It’s a meaningful way to ensure that all children in King County gain the social, emotional, and academic skills needed for kindergarten and a lifetime of success. You will benefit from being part of an active, hands-on board with leadership and growth opportunities. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Board Development Committee at board@tinytrees.org.

Seattle, WA

North Helpline

North Helpline has been serving the Seattle community since 1989 by helping neighbors have food on the table and a roof overhead. We are currently seeking board members who are deeply committed to our agency’s mission and values. A broad range of skills and backgrounds is desirable; members of the LGBTQ community, POC, and immigrants with connections to North Seattle and/or North King County are especially encouraged to apply. Interested candidates may contact Board Chair Aric Skurdal: board@northhelpline.org.

Seattle, WA

Seattle Audubon - Board of Directors

“If you take care of birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems in the world.” - Thomas Lovejoy Founded in 1916, Seattle Audubon is an independently incorporated chapter of the National Audubon Society and one of the oldest environmental organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Join us to support our mission to lead a local community in appreciating, understanding, and protecting birds and their natural habitats. Seattle Audubon is currently seeking individuals to serve on the volunteer Board of Directors. Our priority is for candidates with a specific background in financial management, IT infrastructure, human resources, and/or conservation.

Seattle, WA

Seattle Musical Theatre - Board Members

Civic Light Opera Association (dba Seattle Musical Theatre) is leaving its long time home at Magnuson Park and searching for a permanent venue, while producing musical theatre at various locations in and around Seattle (next up: "In the Heights" at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre) for the 2019/20 season. We are hoping to add board members with an interest and background in strategic planning, real estate, and political advoacy to help steer the company towards long-term sustainability.

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

Perinatal Support Washington

Perinatal Support Washington (PS-WA) is a statewide non-profit committed to shining a light on perinatal mental health to support all families and communities. We believe all parents should receive appropriate, timely, and culturally relevant care from conception to baby's first birthday. Our toll-free telephone support "Warm Line" has been operating since 1991, providing peer support to parents in need. We partner with local organizations to provide free and low-cost new parent support groups, create or expand perinatal mental health programs, and advocate for change in Washington State. In 2019, we trained over 1,000 health care providers in identification, assessment, and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. We do all of this with the help of our dedicated staff, board members, and dozens of volunteers. We envision a world that fully supports the emotional health of parents - making our families, communities, and care systems stronger. We’re seeking individuals who: Have one or more of the following skills: Fundraising PR & Branding Legal Government Relations & Policy Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Bring the following perspectives: Dads & LGBTQIA+ partners Diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds Diverse socio-economic backgrounds Residency in Central or Eastern WA Responsibilities of Board Members Each board member is expected to: know and evaluate our mission, goals, policies, programs, strengths, and needs leverage connections and networks to secure the resources and partnerships necessary to advance our mission serve as active advocates and ambassadors to increase our fundraising and awareness efforts participate in strategic and organizational planning give a personally meaningful financial donation read and understand our financial statements and annual budget prepare for, attend, and participate in bimonthly board meetings participate fully in bimonthly meetings of one committee (Finance & Fundraising, Governance, or Strategic Planning) Interested in learning more? Contact Executive Director Allie Johnson www.perinatalsupport.org