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! All graduates of The Bridge: Board Training are invited to attend this special night. We invite nonprofits looking for board members and give you the opportunity to talk, mingle, and potentially meet a match. Light refreshments will be provided.
More details will be announced in the summer. If you'd like to review last year's event, click here to download the 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!
- Architects Without Borders
- Kids Company
- KiloWatts for Humanity
- Launch Learning
- Lighthouse for the Blind
- Music Center Northwest
- Northwest Seaport
- Powerful Voices
- Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS)
- Seattle Works
- Spark Northwest (formerly Northwest SEED)
- Washington State Arts Alliance
Architects Without Borders-Seattle volunteers collaborate with underserved communities to design and implement ecologically sensitive, culturally appropriate, life-changing projects. AWB is a 501(c) founded in 2006 and is led by an engaged and working Board of Directors. Board members come from a variety of allied disciplines and engage as a team to provide leadership and financial management oversight for the organization’s staff and volunteers. Join AWB and contribute your skills and passion to a wonderful cause, while broadening your global connections and perspective on the role of design in our lives.
• Prior experience on non-profit boards
• Event planning
• Background in legal, property development, construction, fundraising, or international development
Duration: Minimum two year, renewable term
If you are interested, please provide a brief cover letter replying specifically to the position’s responsibilities and preferable skills as well as a current resume to info[at]awb-seattle[dot]org.
Seattle faces a critical choice. Do we want the afterschool hours to continue to be the hours of risk and danger for kids to be hurt? Or do we want them to be golden hours of opportunity and positive development for the children who are our future? If you want the afterschool hours to be ones that change kids lives for the better, join the Kids Co. Board of Directors. We need talented individuals who are willing to stick their neck out for kids by giving of their time, talent and treasure. For more information contact susanb[at]kidscompany[dot]org
KiloWatts for Humanity (KWH), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 2015. Our mission is: To improve people’s lives by providing access to electricity and fostering the development of sustainable businesses. Our volunteers offer mentorship and resources to empower less economically developed communities for lasting change. We are an all-volunteer organization with active and upcoming projects in Zambia, Philippines, and Kenya.
KWH seeks a new board member who is interested in furthering the sustainable development of energy and the related education and research in the developing world.
- Fundraising for non-profits
- Financial management
- Past non-profit experience (volunteer, staff or Board)
- International development/aid
Board meetings are monthly, and members are asked to commit additional time for committee work and to attend general volunteer meetings every other week when available.
Send a brief letter of interest and bio to kayla[at]kilowattsforhumanity[dot]org with subject line “Open Board Position”.
Launch is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every child has equitable access to a brilliant start. Through our preschool, before & after school 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 implement our strategic plan. 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[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.
Northwest Seaport preserves and interprets the Pacific Northwest's maritime heritage and provides maritime education programs. We fulfill our mission onboard our vessels, including the 1889 tug Arthur Foss and 1904 Lightship 83, which are both registered as National Historic Landmarks. All our ships provide hands-on platforms for educational programs, public tours, and festivals that celebrate workboat careers, culture, music, and stories. For more information contact Andy Bennett: andrew.bennett[at]alum.mit[dot]edu
Seeking Evangelists for Community Music Non profit!
Music Center of the Northwest believes in the transformative power of music in the lives of people and our community. With a commitment to access and an expectation of excellence, Music Center programs bring the opportunity for musical experience to people of all ages and abilities." Does this mission Statement stir something inside of you? Then consider volunteering to help grow one of the best community music schools in the Seattle area.
We are looking for a few additional people to serve on our Board of Directors as we expand our outreach and build on our established programs. Every week we have over 500 youth and adult students participating in a full range of musical programs (lessons, classes, ensembles) from our 30 degreed faculty. We have 50 free musical performances each year in our newly accessible and revamped rehearsal hall. We provide more than $40,000 in financial aid and are proud to say that we have never turned a student away for financial reasons! We are currently serving 6 Seattle Public Schools and partnering with 7 other community organizations.
Besides the usual Board leadership functions, we are keenly interested in folks who have backgrounds or experience in the following: social media, video messaging, innovative community outreach and creating and executing fund and friend raising activities. If you have been looking for a way to give back then consider joining us! Contact Tracey Lake at TraceyLake[at]gmail[dot]com to learn more.
Powerful Voices creates brave spaces with girls* of color to take charge of their own power as leaders, igniting their abilities to confidently express themselves, build community, and act against injustices affecting their lives. Through our in-school, after school and summer programming, we serve young people who identify or socialize as girls between the ages of 12-19 year of age, and who live in Central, Southeast or Southwest Seattle. We have been serving our local community since 1995 and are launching into a new phase of growth for the organization. Therefore, we are seeking board members who have experience in: financial oversight and management, organizational development, fundraising, strategic planning and/or event planning. [*any person who identified or socializes as a girl.]
For more information contact Kate Tibone at Kate[at]powerfulvoices[dot]org, or fill out an application here: https://pvbod.paperform.co/
If you love PEPS, now is the time to get more involved! With our new Executive Director's leadership, the Board of Directors has committed to making PEPS more accessible to families and communities across our service area. Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for PEPS and social justice? We are currently looking for thoughtful, energetic board members to join our team and shape this exciting work.
Please contact dianed[at]peps[dot]org for more information.
Seattle Works connects volunteers, develops leaders and builds community. We believe that the energy, diversity and dedication of Seattle's emerging leaders can be a tremendous, positive force in the community. Our vision is a thriving community of actively engaged individuals.
For more information contact Kari Dietrich, karirood[at]gmail[dot]com or complete our short nomination form.
Spark Northwest, formerly Northwest SEED, is a non-profit organization that creates communities powered by locally controlled clean energy. Spark Northwest envisions a region where every resident, regardless of income or race, has access to clean, affordable energy. To inform our work, we are seeking board members who are representative of minority and low-income communities. Learn more here.
For more information contact Jennifer Grove, jennifer[at]sparknorthwest[dot]org.
Washington State Arts Alliance (WSAA) seeks board members to help lead this statewide arts advocacy organization. WSAA works to promote public funding, legislation, and policy favorable to the arts. The related Washington State Arts Alliance Foundation works to increase knowledge, understanding, appreciation and practice of the arts through communication and education. Board members work closely with arts advocates around the state, convene leaders, and help prepare a shared legislative agenda.
For more information contact Christopher Shainin, christophers[at]museumofnwart[dot]org.