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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

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-proselytizing Christian housing ministry that serves low-income families in Snohomish County by providing opportunities for affordable home ownership under the Habitat for Humanity International mission. Our mission is seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County brings people together to build homes, community and hope. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live. Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is offering an opportunity to join the board of directors with our affiliate of the internationally well-recognized nonprofit. This opportunity is for individuals who are passionate about Habitat’s mission and willing to commit time to an organization in a restructuring phase. A qualified board director will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Well-connected in the business community Fundraising/resource development Finance/accounting Connected in the faith community (any/all faiths) Nonprofit management U.S. Veteran or experience serving veterans Qualified loan originator Construction Real estate Board directors are expected to attend the monthly evening board meeting, serve on a committee and use their expertise to further the organization’s mission. All board members have a fundraising responsibility and are encouraged to leverage their personal network; training will be provided in this area as needed. The overall time commitment is between 16-20 hours per month. Please contact Katie Rickel at krickel@habitatsnohomish.org if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity. Visit habitatsnohomish.org to learn more about our organization.

Lynnwood, 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 will 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

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

Vibrant Palette Arts Center

Vibrant Palette Arts Center (VPAC) (https://vibrantpalette.org/) is looking for board members who are passionate about empowering artists with disabilities and building a more inclusive arts community in Seattle. Through our day program in a professional studio environment and regular exhibitions, adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities create and show their art. We welcome diverse board members who bring different backgrounds, lived experiences, and professional skills to provide leadership that supports our mission. As a working board that is dedicated to fundraising, we encourage people able to make a significant time commitment to join our growing organization. For more information, contact info@vibrantpalette.org.

Seattle, WA

Washington State Coalition for Language Access

WASCLA seeks Board members to engage in our education and advocacy work. WASCLA works at the policy level to ensure that language access is available in all service sectors including education, health, legal and courts, emergency services, and more. While we are not a direct service organization, we serve the broader community by hosting the annual WASCLA Summit, Washington's only conference dedicated to language access; monthly open calls on language access issues; and a free Interpreter and Translator Directory on our website. The members of our working Board of Directors serve the organization by sharing their skills and expertise to help WASCLA make a real difference in ensuring that our state is a place where all can thrive. Washington’s strengths are rooted in our increasingly diverse population, but current challenges facing refugees and immigrants, now 14% of our state population, make WASCLA’s work more critical than ever. WASCLA also works in partnership with other organizations to ensure communication access for Deaf and DeafBlind communities to essential programs and services. The WASCLA Elections Committee is seeking candidates to apply to join the WASCLA Board of Directors, for 2-year terms to begin on April 1, 2019. Update: the application deadline for this election cycle has been extended to Weds. March 20. After that date, we are able to consider individual applications if openings remain on our board. Please contact us for more information at wascla.lep@gmail.com . Eligibility for joining the Board of Directors: Board members must be members of WASCLA. Everyone who subscribes to WASCLA’s email distribution list and supports our social justice mission is considered a member of WASCLA. If you regularly receive our emails, then you are already a member. If you would like to join WASCLA, please send an email to: wascla.lep@gmail.com with the word MEMBERSHIP in the subject line, and your request to be added to the WASCLA distribution list. Valuable skills for Board candidates include basic knowledge of immigration and disability rights issues, as well as background in diverse disciplines, civic engagement, nonprofit management, communications, and fundraising. Fluency in language(s) other than English is a plus but is not required. What counts most is support for our mission and the ability to make a commitment to help WASCLA thrive. To learn more about the commitment that WASCLA Board members make to the organization, please read the WASCLA Board Member Agreement, available here. What’s Involved with Board Service? Each board member commits to participating in monthly board meetings and in the work of at least one committee. At present, WASCLA is run by an all-volunteer board, and members of the board of directors should expect to spend an average of ten (10) hours per month on behalf of WASCLA, including leading one major area of our policy work and/or organizational operations. Participation in more than one function is welcome too! We encourage geographic diversity on the board; we meet in person and remotely. Some availability during standard business hours is strongly encouraged; although certain tasks can be done behind the scenes around other daily commitments. How to Apply: Nominate yourself: if you are interested in serving on WASCLA’s board, the application process is easy. You have two ways to apply: 1) if you have a Gmail account, use our online application submission form. Please submit by March 11, 2019. 2) if you do not have a Gmail account or you would rather download and email your submission, use this form and return it by March 11, 2019 by sending it to wascla.lep@gmail.com, subject BOARD. Nomination of others: Suggestions for potential nominees are welcome; however, please do not nominate anyone without their prior approval. Instead, if there is someone you think would be a good addition to WASCLA’s board, please share this announcement and encourage them to apply. Further Information or Questions: If you have other questions or want more information, please email your questions to wascla.lep@gmail.com, subject BOARD, and a WASCLA board member will contact you.

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.

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 2-yr term and meet every other month. For more info contact Joseph at jyurgevich@cancerlifeline.org or 206-832-1283.

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.