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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 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.

*If you are a Nonprofit interested in posting on this list, please go here.*

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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Current Openings:

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"ChildStrive"

Help us be better partners to families and the community to support young children's success! We know that very young children learn best in their natural environments and through their primary relationships. This is why our staff work with families in their homes and community settings to provide services and therapies. All of our programs adhere to evidence-based practices and focus on incorporating opportunities for learning into the families’ daily routines that follow the lead of the parents and utilize reflective questioning to identify and build on family strengths. As a member of the Board of Dirctors, you will have the opporutniy to help us ensure our organization is leading with our core principles of equity, trauma informed, restorative practice and intent based leaderhsip. Currently all board activities are conducted virtually and occur the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:15-7 pm.

Everett, WA

Capitol Hill Historical Society - Board Posting (Treasurer)

The Capitol Hill Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to gathering, preserving, and sharing the history of the communities that have shaped Capitol Hill. We are looking for an experienced and detail-oriented Treasurer to be responsible for tracking and documenting our financial progress. Responsibilities Reconcile bank statements and maintain Excel-based balance sheet. Manage Filings: Keep a calendar of filings, file IRS Form 990, 1099, and/or 1099-MISC, file state and city taxes. Obtain Licenses and Permits including state and city business licenses and any event permits if needed. Assist Development Officer with donation tax receipts. Assist E-commerce Manager with book sale financial records. Prepare annual budget. Prepare quarterly financial reports and present them to the board at board meetings. Attend additional board meetings when requested by the board. Manage payroll for freelance writing contributions (once per month) and possible occasional stipend payments. Organize digital financial records. Desired Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting or equivalent training plus a minimum of one year of relevant experience. Experience with non-profits and non-profit accounting. Knowledge of and interest in local history and historic preservation. Ability to work independently while staying connected to a team.

Seattle, WA

Childhaven -Board Member

Childhaven believes that every human has equal and infinite value. Through a healing-centered continuum of care, we focus on elevating relational health in all places where children live, learn, and play. Join us in our mission to partner with parents and community to strengthen families, prevent childhood trauma, and prepare children for a lifetime of well-being. Our vision is that ALL children are safe and healthy, thriving physically, socially, emotionally and educationally; well nurtured by family and the community. We invite you to explore our current Board opportunities: Board of Directors - Ensure Childhaven is advancing towards its vision, mission, and goals, while acting in compliance with its Articles, Bylaws, and Governance Policies. Community Leadership Board - Foster relationships with community individuals and partners, increase financial support and community engagement, and offer guidance in order to advance mission, vision and goals. For more information about Childhaven Board and Committee Opportunities please CLICK HERE. To learn more about Childhaven, CLICK HERE to watch a short video and visit our WEBSITE.

Seattle, WA

Environmental storytelling nonprofit Blue Earth Alliance seeks board members

Blue Earth Alliance, which is celebrated 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

Helping Link (Board Member)

Passion for social justice, advocacy and community building? About the Organization: Helping Link is a community-based nonprofit serving Vietnamese-American refugees and immigrants in King County. For 26 years, Helping Link has provided information and referral services, and programming such as E.S.L., technology instruction (basic computer/iPad) and citizenship exam preparation. Please visit www.helpinglink.org for more information. About the Opportunity: We are looking for board members with a passion for social justice, advocacy and community building and the knowledge of accounting, legal, technology and human services. Time Commitment: Typically 8-10 hours per month with a 1-year commitment on the board.

Seattle, WA

ROOTS Shelter - Board Member

The ROOTS Young Adult Shelter is seeking passionate, diverse and experienced individuals to join our Board of Directors. ROOTS is the largest shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness in Washington state. Located in the University District, we have been serving our shelter guests since 1999. We have begun the exciting work of revisioning our organization as we move into a new, larger space (in 2021), and we are seeking individuals who are ready to help us navigate the new challenges and opportunities of our new location. Please reach out if you are interested in supporting our shelter guests by engaging in governance, anti-oppression work, fundraising, and relationship-building in our community! We are especially looking for individuals who are: Eager to help Seattle solve its homelessness problems Invested in undoing systems of oppression; committed to social justice and racial equity Have the time and enthusiasm for community service Have lived experience engaging with the homelessness system Willing to participate and grow your fund-raising skills Interested in creating collaborative partnerships Have knowledge/skills regarding developing real estate for social service agencies Have expertise in the issues surrounding homelessness ROOTS is seeking new board members to begin their 3-year term in early 2021. We will be onboarding new members together in a cohort. Please email boardcandidates@rootsinfo.org to receive more information about ROOTS, the Board of Directors, and the application process.

Seattle, WA

SANCA, School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts

SANCA Board Opportunity The SANCA Board of Directors is actively seeking passionate, diverse, and experienced board members to help guide our nonprofit organization as it transforms itself to become more inclusive and meet the challenges of COVID. We at SANCA are especially interested in adding more diversity to the board. Black, Indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are very welcome. Our Mission SANCA’s mission is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts. Our Values The SANCA community embraces these core values in the work we do, the circus we learn, and the relationships we build: Inclusivity: We create a welcoming community that fosters trust, cooperation, and a sense of belonging. We provide access for all to experience the joy of circus arts, whether as active participants, as engaged spectators, or as patrons of circus arts. Play: We delight in the joy of creative play, laughter, and having fun. Circus gives us opportunities to grow our minds, grow our bodies, and grow our hearts. Respect: We believe mutual respect is the bedrock of a healthy community. We treat ourselves and others with integrity and compassion in our words and deeds. Excellence: We hold ourselves and each other to the highest personal and safety standards. Understanding that failure and humility are integral to success and growth, we encourage persistence in the face of challenges. Creativity: We create opportunities that ignite our imaginations and cultivate wonder in our community. Our Programs Youth Companies is a unique Art Experience for Youth in Circus. It is an immersive, multi-year program for three distinct age groupings: Stratus Circus (ages 5 to 8), Nimbus Circus (ages 8 to 12), and Cirrus Circus (ages 12 to 18). Social Circus cultivates powerful personal and social transformation through educational programs, performance, and the therapeutic process. Every Body's Circus offers opportunities that benefit children and adults who wouldn't otherwise be able to access circus or exercise. Celestial Circus is a Social Circus performance troupe that serves teens with marginalized identities. ​​Classes for the general public – Flying Trapeze, aerial, juggling, tight wire, etc. For additional information on our vision, staff, classes, camps and more, please visit our web site: https://sancaseattle.org What Makes SANCA Unique SANCA is recognized nationally as a leader in youth circus arts education, safety, and instructor training. We offer experiences that are physically challenging and socially enriching, and teach physical literacy to people of all ages. Our services to the community include recreational classes and day camps to provide youth with a safe, social, constructive environment for physical arts. SANCA's programs broaden community engagement, reach diverse audiences, and encourage participation in the arts; the programs for youth reach those with the least access and opportunity to participate in healthy, creative, physical activities. An Honor to Serve on the Board SANCA board members have the privilege of working collaboratively to direct and support a circus school for children of all ages. We have seen first-hand the power of circus to transform lives. SANCA shows people that through hard work they can accomplish what they never thought possible. SANCA Needs YOU if … You are excited about helping direct a national leader in youth circus arts education You have the time and energy to spend 10 hours a month doing board work: attending board meetings, participating in committee work, and supporting SANCA as an ambassador in your community You could grow passionate about circus arts We’re especially interested in talking with you if: You are an experienced fundraiser and enthusiastic about sharing your skills You have expertise in finance or accounting You have a background or experience with Anti-Racism, Equity and Social Justice efforts Next Steps SANCA wants to bring on a few new board members to serve two-year terms. Our initial review of applicants will be on January 15, 2021, with the goal of adding members to our board in February 2021. Additional appointments will be made throughout 2021, and applications will be accepted throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the SANCA Board of Directors, please email boardcandidates@sancaseattle.org.

Seattle, WA

SoundBio Lab

SoundBio Lab (www.sound.bio) is Seattle’s biology makerspace, supporting hands-on learning and community contributions to science. The Board of Directors supports SoundBio Lab’s vision of empowering communities through equitable access to the life sciences, and we are looking for new members! Are you passionate about increasing access to science and making STEM more equitable? Are you looking for a leadership position with a local nonprofit organization? Are you motivated by the opportunity to help our community develop and grow? Are you a professional seeking to expand your resume through more service experience? Do you have expertise in marketing, strategic planning, project management, community outreach, finance, or non-profit law? If any of the descriptions above match you then we invite you to apply to join SBL Board of Directors by using the form below. → APPLICATION FORM LINK ← (https://forms.gle/pqFjqrLsvXshEFFH9) This is an exciting time to join! The Board is preparing to work on our strategic plan for the next 5-years, as well as the programs we’ll be restarting in our biology lab space in Seattle’s U-district once it’s safe to do so. Each Board Member attends a monthly Board meeting and participates in at least one committee, with an expectect total time commitment of 10-12 hours per month. Board terms last one year. More information can be found in the application form linked above. Please share this invitation with anyone that you think might be interested and if you have questions please contact board@sound.bio. We look forward to receiving your application! The SoundBio Lab Board

Seattle, WA

TINFA - Board member

Come join the board of TINFA, an international nonprofit organization. We’re seeking to add two Board members who have a passion for leading a small organization into its next stage of growth and believe that every kid deserves a great education. Board members play an active role in promoting TINFA’s mission by contributing ideas and expertise, developing policies and the strategic plan, monitoring programs, carrying out fiduciary responsibilities, fundraising and participating in board meetings and an annual one-day retreat. TINFA empowers teachers to provide a 21st Century education to K-12 students in underserved areas of Guatemala. TINFA is small and effective, using a two-year sustainable program that creates a network of learning communities. Check out TINFA at www.tinfa.org and details about Board responsibilities here. We look forward to hearing from you.

Seattle, WA

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas - Board Member

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (BFI) believes that the power of words, well-written and well-spoken, can open doors to important opportunities. Since 2005, our free tutoring, writing, and publishing programs have prepared young people, ages 6 to 18, for a successful future by developing strong writing skills, championing diverse communication styles, and motivating them to share their stories. Since school closures, the need for BFI has been greater than ever. Many families of BFI kids have fewer resources for educating and engaging children at home. That, coupled with limited access to teachers, have put BFI kids at greater risk of losing out. Instead of closing our doors, we immediately began adapting our programs to give students learning opportunities through online gatherings and guided, at-home activities that fuel creativity and writing development. Our staff, board, and volunteers will continue to address the needs of under-served communities — a commitment we expect every new board member to share. The Role of BFI Board Members Honor our board governance model in overseeing the success of BFI Help shape the future of BFI by contributing to strategic direction and decision-making Support our financial well-being through budget monitoring and fundraising Fulfill their individual fundraising and donation commitments Take an active interest in the progress and achievements of BFI programs Support BFI staff by sharing their expertise and network of resources Attend key outreach, donor cultivation, and fundraising events Help promote the work of BFI to their friends family, and colleagues Board Member Profile We are looking for board members who can deepen the professional range and diversity of our hard-working board (fearlessideas.org/about/our-staff). We are particularly interested in people experienced in: The law and legal matters Financial management and oversight Nonprofit leadership Connections to Northwest funding sources Involvement in diverse cultures and communities, especially those served by BFI Anything else that can help our programs reach a larger community of children BFI Board meetings are currently held virtually but normally alternate between in-person in our Greenwood Ave location and virtual.

Seattle, WA

Velocity Dance Center: Call for Board Members

Velocity is Seattle’s center dedicated to contemporary dance, and an essential incubator for new dance in our region. With artist-driven, community-responsive programming, Velocity provides vital resources and advocacy for one of the most active dance communities in the nation. Velocity’s programming includes classes, workshops, residencies, performances, discussions, and two annual international festivals. Velocity’s Board of Directors is composed of artists and arts advocates who combine a passion for the arts in our region with exceptional leadership skills. We are actively looking for new board members to advance the mission of the organization. Board members commit to making Velocity Dance Center one of their top volunteer commitments, so that you, board members, and staff realize the benefits of your skills, experience, talents and passion. Our commitment to you includes: making effective use of your time and expertise; providing timely and helpful responses to your information requests and concerns; clearly communicating our opportunities, challenges, and successes; and, introducing you to the vibrant dance community which we are honored to serve. Leaders with experience in organizational equity and diversity and in board governance are encouraged to submit an inquiry. While our organization is based in Seattle, we welcome inquiries from folx all over WA State, particularly if they have experience living / working in Seattle. Please visit our website for more information and to download a full prospectus. You may also submit an inquiry directly. Thank you for your interest!

Seattle, WA