Find a Board!
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 October 2018! 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.
Unable to make it to Board Speed Dating, but want to stay in the loop about current board openings? The list below features some of our partner organizations that are currently looking for board members to support their work. If you are a graduate of The Bridge: Board Training, you can click the links below to connect with representatives of these organizations and learn more about their board!
- Atlas Assistance Dogs
- Cedar River Montessori School
- Encompass Northwest
- Lighthouse for the Blind
- Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
- North Star Connections
- OPS (Organization for Prostitution Survivors)
- Play Your Part
- The Pomegranate Center
- Prison Scholar Fund
- Seattle Musical Theatre
- Seattle NOW (National Organization for Women)
- Seattle Works
- Seattle Young People's Project
- Urban Artworks
Atlas Assistance DogsTM (Atlas) is seeking Board Members to help sculpt Atlas Assistance Dogs' vision and growth as an organization. Our board is primarily a working board at this point, though we also welcome experienced advisors who have more knowledge than time. This is an excellent opportunity to really shape the direction of Atlas and have a huge impact.
Atlas Assistance Dogs expands access to those who want and legally qualify for an assistance (service) dog. We are committed to expanding the pool of qualified assistance dogs by working with dogs of all breeds and enabling people to obtain training and certification for their own dogs. We strive to eliminate obstacles to obtaining an assistance dog and to expand the understanding of how assistance dogs can improve people's lives.
Terms are for 3 years. Many backgrounds and types of experience are desired for our board members. If you are excited about our mission and have a desire to help others, please contact us to find out how you can contribute. You can find a more detailed description of the position on our website: https://www.atlasdog.org/volunteer.
For more information please contact email@example.com.
Are you passionate about experiential education, and connecting people with the natural world? Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity where your time and expertise will be respected and harnessed to create real, positive change in children’s lives, our communities, and our ecosystem? We are seeking creative, collaborative, talented volunteers to help build, deepen and mature our board. Preferred areas of expertise: nonprofit management, previous board experience, environmental restoration project management and funding, legal, nonprofit finance, Montessori education.
Located on 12 acres of forested wetland and pasture, Cedar River Montessori is a private, independent, nonprofit Montessori school for students ages 3 through middle school in Renton. Cedar River Montessori School fosters the innate curiosity of the child, presenting learning experiences that cultivate independent, creative thinkers who continuously build their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Learn more about us and read the board job description at cedarrivermontessori.org. If interested, please contact misserin[at]cedarrivermontessori[dot]org with a statement of interest and CV. We look forward to meeting you!
Encompass is a nonprofit based in North Bend that partners with families to build healthy foundations for children. Encompass is seeking passionate applicants for our Board of Directors. If you are looking for a deeper commitment to your community and want to make a difference in the lives of children, consider joining us. Key attributes we are seeking include individuals with a passion for children, personal connections in the Snoqualmie Valley, marketing and public relations experience, representation of government, health care or other businesses, and/or those that enjoy the challenge of fundraising. For more information, visit www.encompassnw.org or contact erin.davies[at]encompassnw[dot]org.
Launch is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every child has equitable access to a brilliant start. Through our preschool, before & afterschool and summer programs, we serve a diverse group of children ages 3 to 12 — foundational years when our social, emotional and academic support help launch young lives on a trajectory of success. We’re entering a period of growth, and are seeking board members who can help further our strategic plan and vision. We’re looking for board members who have skills in the following areas: Law/Legal, Real Estate, Finance/Investment, HR, Fundraising and Marketing, Education, Advocacy, and Technology. For more information contact Brianna Jackson, Executive Director, brianna.jackson[at]launchlearning[dot]org.
For 99 years, the Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. has provided independence, empowerment and jobs for the blind, DeafBlind and blind with our disabilities community in Washington. The Lighthouse is a social enterprise, 501(c)3 non-profit, our mission is; To create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.
The Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation Board of Directors has a dynamic role at the forefront of our fundraising and community outreach efforts. We are currently recruiting for new Board Members who share a passion and interest in our mission as well as a desire to be ambassadors for the organization year-round.
For more information contact Kate Wiegal, Director of Institutional Relations at 206-436-2116 or kweigel[at]seattlelh[dot]org.
For over 40 year Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center has led the effort to help those with disabilities to lead more enriched lives through adaptive horseback riding and hippotherapy.
Our mission is to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies and activities, and to be an inspiration and educational resource to the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking board members who can help our board navigate the next phase in our growth. We are looking for members with prior board experience, although not necessarily in the equine sector.
The board has the responsibility for governing the entire organization and for establishing and upholding the agency mission. The board is responsible for determining or approving organizational policy, approving the annual budget and determining the goals of the organization, and through personal donations, participation in fundraising activities and gift solicitation, assuring adequate ongoing funding for support of the organization’s programs.
For more information contact Christine Hale at christinelhale[at]gmail[dot]com.
We are looking for experienced board members to help build a strong and diverse board for a brand new non-profit that focuses on restoring civil rights for disabled adults who are under court appointed guardianship giving them the opportunity to direct their own lives and provide crisis stabilization for vulnerable adults including disabled and elderly people who are hospitalized, homeless or in their own home that have no one able to advocate for them, protect their assets, and arrange benefits.
For more information contact channa[at]northstarconnections[dot]org.
OPS provides services to survivors of prostitution, addresses the cause of commercial sexual exploitation in men's accountability programs, and educates to end this practice of gender-based violence. The Board Treasurer will have oversight for the financial management of the organization including financial policies, and work with the Finance Committee and Executive Director on budgets and reports. Skills necessary include knowledge of general accounting practices.
For more information contact debra.boyer[at]seattleops[dot]org.
Play Your Part is dedicated to producing captivating theatre while providing a venue for new and classic voices that move our audiences to action.
We operate with these three pillars in mind: Create great work with uncompromising standards, invest in our people, inspire action.
The Board will support the work of Play Your Part and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance by:
• serving as trusted advisers to the Executive & Artistic Directors as they develop and execute PYP’s season of theatre and events
• meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities
• serving on committees and taking on special assignments
• representing PYP as an ambassador for the organization
• collaborating as called upon them for visionary support or guidance
Play Your Part expects to have Board Members make an an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity as well as participate in meeting predetermined fundraising goals. Board Members will serve a one, two, or three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Initially, board meetings will be held monthly, and then quarterly once Play Your Part has officially launched its first season.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
• Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
• A commitment to supporting the arts, and of Play Your Part’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
• Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Play Your Part and their partner organization’s beneficiaries
• A deep affinity for the Pacific Northwest and diverse communities within the greater Seattle area
PYP is a recently incorporated non-profit, currently building their founding Board of Directors.
Interested candidates should email info[at]playyourpartseattle[dot]org for more information and preferably include a brief cover letter and resume or CV.
Visit our website at www.playyourpartseattle.org to learn more about our vision.
Pomegranate Center teaches the art and practice of community collaboration. Through our unique engagement model, we help communities discover their ability to spur change, bridge differences, and develop their capacity for inclusive collaborative action. After 30 years, hundreds of community meetings and dozens of built projects, Pomegranate Center is moving into a new era focused on transferring to others the muscle-memory of authentic community collaboration through training, mentorship and practice.
We are looking for new board members who are excited about our mission, bring diverse perspectives, and who are willing to share their time, skills and networks. The Board meets once a month, and contributes strategic direction, fiscal oversight, and professional services in support of the organization. For more information please contact Eric Higbee, eric[at]pomegranate[dot]org.
The PSF provides education and employment assistance to help incarcerated people succeed and thrive in society while avoiding homelessness and the revolving door of reincarceration. We are currently seeking Board members passionate about helping people reinvent themselves, with expertise in the following fields, and the capacity to support our mission:
- Development, Fundraising
- Information Technology
- Higher Education
Please visit https://www.prisonscholars.org/join-the-board/ to learn more and submit an application.
Seattle Musical Theatre is seeking board candidates. We are nearing a lease option window and need assistance with negotiations with the City of Seattle. We are half-way through a capital campaign to rebuild our stage. We need additional expertise in organizational development and IT. We are located in North Seattle, in Magnuson Park. We welcome diversity and youth, as well as seasoned administrators. For more information contact Tom, secretary[at]seattlemusicaltheatre[dot]org
National Organization for Women (founded in 1966) has a goal to take action to bring about equality and justice for women. We work to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, justice system and all sectors of our society. We work to secure reproductive justice for women. We work to end all forms of violence against women. We work to eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia. We work to promote equality and justice for all.
The Board has a focus on community outreach efforts and engaging in the legislative process. Board meetings are monthly and members are asked to commit additional time for one action during the year. We are interested in new board members from diverse backgrounds. Areas of expertise needed include: finance, event planning, social media, inventive community outreach, project management, and website maintenance.
For more information, please contact Amber Bearden at nowseattle[at]gmail[dot]com.
The Board of Directors comprises individual volunteers from the community who help steward the overall health of the organization. They guide our mission and strategy, oversee the health and ethics of the organization, and ensure that Seattle Works has the resources (finances, staff, brand, etc.) it needs to fulfill its mission, and prioritizes equity and inclusion in all that they do. Additionally, Seattle Works board members support our programs: they help to put on our board trainings, bring their communities and networks to our awesome events, volunteer at our corporate projects, and join our Team Works teams as members and captains!
If interested check out our board expectations and responsibilities or complete our short nomination form. Be sure to also check out our Facebook and Instagram. A member of our Board Development Committee will reach out to schedule a meeting after we receive a nomination form.
Seattle Young People's Project is a 25-year-old grassroots community-based organization creating space for anti-racist and intersectional feminist and youth-led, adult supported community organizing. The board of directors is in charge of making big-picture decisions within the organization and managing staff.
Our current open positions are:
- Treasurer (quarterly $150 stipend)
- General Board Member
For more information, please contact Eugenie Park, eugenie[at]sypp[dot]org.
Are you passionate about the power of public art to empower young people and transform communities? Do you have time, skills, and experience to dedicate to a community nonprofit? Then we hope you’ll apply to join the Urban ArtWorks Board of Directors!
We are expanding our hard-working, snacks-loving board for 2018 with the following positions:
Board Member (2-year term; may be extended)
Advise, govern, oversee the direction, promote growth, ensure financial health and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Urban ArtWorks. Meet in person monthly, actively participate in Urban ArtWorks committees, communications, fundraising efforts, and events.
Board Secretary (2-year board term; 1 year as Secretary; may be extended)
Board member duties plus: Responsible for maintaining board calendar, meeting minutes, and materials. Maintains and updates by-laws and online document archive. Member of executive committee.
Board Treasurer/Development Chair (2-year board term; 1 year as Treasurer/Dev. Chair; may be extended)
Board member duties plus: Oversee the organization’s finances and budgets in partnership with Director and accounting support. Work with Director to develop and track annual budget, ensure accuracy of monthly financial reports, develop and track fundraising goals and strategies in collaboration with Community and Events Chair; Establish and chair Finance & Development Committee. Acts as co-signatory (along with Director) for bank actions. Member of executive committee.
All candidates must be available to meet in person on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Urban ArtWorks studio in Seattle (6-8PM) to be considered. Candidates applying for Secretary and Treasurer/Development Chair must have additional availability for executive committee communications and activities.
Preference will be given to applicants with prior nonprofit board experience and/or relevant volunteer experience- but all are welcome to apply.
Candidates applying for the Treasurer/Development Chair role must have professional experience in finance and budgeting.
To apply, fill out this form.
Thank you for your interest!