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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.

*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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Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board

Club Advisory Board (CAB) Members are a vital part of our mission and our journey toward sustainability through the partnerships we build and maintain. Thank you for supporting youth development in King County. CAB members are active participants in community-based volunteer groups that support Boys & Girls Club staff, raise operating funds for youth development programs, serve as ambassadors to the community, and identify new Club Advisory Board members and partnerships. COMMITTMENT Club Advisory Board (CAB) membership is a suggested minimum 2-year commitment. CAB members are encouraged to volunteer beyond the 2-years, and step into Vice President and President leadership roles, as well as Secretary or County Committee opportunities, as time permits. Upon the completion of a CAB member’s term commitment, we hope that exiting CAB members recruit a replacement to take over his or her position on the Club Advisory Board. PARTICIPATION The collaborative nature of our Club Advisory Boards makes participation in monthly meetings critical. Endeavor for 100% attendance at monthly CAB meetings, but a minimum of 75% is desired. The option for call-in attendance is available for several CAB meetings. If you cannot make a CAB meeting, please inform the President. Participation in Local Club and Community Outreach Events is encouraged, and fun! Each Club Advisory Board hosts their own club-specific community events, social mixers, and staff appreciation parties. It is the hope that CAB members will participate in a minimum of 3 club events annually. Club Advisory Board Members should plan to attend one annual King County event: Kids Auction, Lunch Break or Youth of the Year. The option to participate as a volunteer or donate in-lieu of event attendance is greatly appreciated. FUNDRAISING We hope that your experience as a Club Advisory Board Member encourages you to contribute to the youth we serve with a personal gift. Your donation, of any amount, supports the advancement of youth development programs in King County, and employee matching contributions can help your gift go that much further. Helping to identify businesses in your community or spheres of influence that are interested in supporting your club is especially appreciated during our major events. This could include auction item procurement, event sponsorship outreach, and corporate volunteering. Club Advisory Board Members are ambassadors to the communities we serve, as well as our donors. Club tours, new donor outreach, and engagement are all excellent ways to steward donors who support the Boys & Girls Club. STAFF APPRECIATION Boys & Girls Club staff are our greatest asset. CAB members help to support the hard work of our club colleagues by organizing appreciation events throughout the year. Holiday parties, small gifts, and club clean-up days are all ways that CABs can say ‘thank you’ to our valued Boys & Girls Club Youth Development Professionals. STRATEGIC CAB MEMBER RECRUITMENT We love it when Club Advisory Board members share their CAB experience and club volunteer opportunities with friends, family, community members, and work colleagues. Advisory Board growth is vital to the continued vibrance and diversity of our volunteer community. CLUB SUPPORT PROJECT There are several opportunities throughout the calendar year to participate in hands-on service opportunities at your club. CAB members are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities as a way to learn more about the club’s day-to-day activities, successes, challenges, and youth development programs. Roll up your sleeves and have fun! OPERATING NORMS o Represent the Boys & Girls Club in a positive and supportive manner o Observe your CAB’s procedures and display courteous conduct in all meetings o Always act for the good of BGCKC and represent the interests of all people served by BGCKC o Keep confidential information confidential and use discretion when sharing sensitive information o Participate in either an annual strategic planning retreat, board self-evaluation program, or board development workshop, seminar, or other educational events that enhance your skills as a CAB member o Engage with club staff and kids to learn more about BGCKC mission, programs, and successes o Enjoy the experience and carry out the above suggested operating norms to the best of your ability Thank you for joining the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County to enable all young people, especially those that need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We deeply appreciate your generosity in sharing your talents, time and support with the youth and teens of King County!

Seattle, 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

Courageous Connections - Board Member

We are searching for a board member for our nonprofit organization. Courageous Connections provides Equine Therapy for children and adults with physical and emotional challlenges in Marysville. Our current board of directors consists of 4 Caucasian females with experience in program management, volunteer management, and social work. We are looking for at least one additional person with business, fundraising, or marketing expertise. The ideal candidate will be someone who can help us achieve our goal of having a more inclusive board that is representative of the community we serve. This is a working board with quarterly board meetings and a time committment of approximately 5-10 hours per week. No horse experince necessary.

Marysville, 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

Neighborhood House - Board Members

The Board of Director is the governing body of Neighborhood House, which carries the responsibility for guiding the present and future direction of the agency. There are four standing committees: Board Development, Planning and Evaluation, Finance, and Resource and Development. The committees and the Board as a whole play an important role in ensuring we fulfill our mission: To partner with individuals and families to build community and increase access to housing, health, education, and economic opportunity. MEMBERSHIP At least 1/3 of the Board of Directors is composed of individuals representing low income communities, 1/3 are public officials or their designee, the remaining members are at-large. Non-voting youth interns may also serve. RESPONSIBILITIES • Review board packet prior to board meetings, attend and participate in board meetings and participate in at least one board committee. • Gain general knowledge of the services Neighborhood House provides and informed on issues impacting communities served. • Serve as a positive and enthusiastic ambassador from Neighborhood House to clients, staff members, and the community at large. Connect Neighborhood House to your network for potential partnership opportunities, donors, and board members. • Review and approve budgets, annual audit, strategic plan, certain grant applications, etc. • Ensure proper management of Neighborhood House’s resources and management of risk. • Hold organization accountable to fulfilling mission, strategic plan, and being responsive to community needs. • Provide fundraising leadership by making a personal contribution, encouraging others to donate to Neighborhood House, and participating in NH fundraising activities. QUALIFICATIONS • Desire to work with people of diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds; • Ability to raise issues, ask questions and hold organization to highest ethical standards; • A genuine desire to support the agency mission; and • Expertise in areas that support organizational oversight, strategy, partnerships, resource development, advocacy, or communications. Examples include background in finance, law, early learning, social work, marketing/communications, or public policy; OR • Current or former client of Neighborhood House, or lived experience similar to those of our clients. Background could include having experienced poverty, refugee or immigrant status, or having experienced homelessness. COMMITMENT Board members commit to making Neighborhood House on of their top volunteer commitments. Additionally, board members are expected to make the following commitments: • Serve up to two 3-year terms. Approximate time commitment is 2-4 hours per month including monthly board meeting and monthly committee meetings. • Attend NH annual breakfast, NH fall fundraiser, and NH all staff event • Attend one Policy Council Meeting per year (Policy Council is an elected body of parents that provide oversight to Neighborhood House’s Child Development programs.) • Commit to your own learning and professional growth as a board member. NH provides training during board meetings and access to relevant training provided in the community. • Make a financial contribution to Neighborhood House at a level that is personally significant to you. Meals are provided at in-person meetings and reimbursement for child care and transportation are available for board members representing low income communities. Anyone interested in volunteering for this position should complete our Volunteer Inquiry Form so that we can learn more about you. For questions about this, or any other Neighborhood House volunteer positions, contact Neighborhood House Volunteer Services at nhvolunteers@nhwa.org.

Seattle, WA

Photographic Center Northwest - Board Member

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) (PCNW) is an educational institution teaching people how to see. Through our 53-credit Certificate Program, classes and workshops; free exhibitions and public programs; and publicly accessible facilities where we teach the history and future of photography. We are currently seeking new Board of Trustee Members to join our community and support the growth of the organization. The Board of Trustees Provides: 1) Leadership and guidance in compliance with the mission and vision 2) Fiscal oversight of the organization with direction by the Executive Director 3) Financial support personally and through personal and professional networks 4) Visibility by serving as an ambassador of the organization What is the time commitment as a Board Member? Terms are three years, with the possibility of two term renewals for a potential maximum of nine consecutive years. The board meets approximately ten times a year on the first Tuesday of the month, which may be subject to change. Trustees are expected to attend the meetings in person or via other means, as well as interact with the institution and its constituents by attending openings, lectures, and the two major fundraisers annually. What is the financial commitment as a Board Member? A total minimum of approximately $5,000 annually—we ask board members to commit to a table at the October benefit (currently $2,500), $1,500 as a suggested minimum for an unrestricted gift, and $1,000 toward an experience at PCNW such as taking a class or workshop, participating in an event, or purchasing artwork through our gallery. What expertise or interests are you seeking in a Board Member? Organizationally we are currently seeking those with expertise in: Fundraising, Legal, Technology, Strategic Planning, and Capacity building / Capital Programmatically we also seek expertise in: Corporate Connections and Partnerships, Communications, and Marketing What benefits do Board Members receive? Access to an amazing community 50% off all gift memberships 50% discount on PCNW classes and workshops 10% discount on purchases of artwork (does not apply to annual fundraiser) Free attendance to lectures, panel discussions, openings First opportunity on all special paid patron events Visibility online, in public marketing materials, and on site Invitations to patron dinners and special events For additional information, please contact: William Holderman, Board Chair, at wmholdmd@aol.com Terry Novak, Executive Director, at tnovak@pcnw.org / 708-299-3046

Seattle, WA

Pongo Poetry Project: Board of Directors

Pongo Seeks Applicants to Join Board of Directors The Pongo Poetry Project is excited to announce we are recruiting applicants to join our Board of Directors. Pongo is embarking on an ambitious phase of growth, and poised to increase our impact on the marginalized youth we serve. We welcome candidates interested in joining a non-profit with a proven program methodology as it extends its reach, and develops the systems and infrastructure to sustain itself for decades into the future. Read below for background on Pongo, the skills and characteristics that make an ideal candidate, and the responsibilities and expectations for board members. Pongo Background The Pongo Poetry Project is a 25-year old non-profit that uses personal poetry as a means for facilitating healing among those coping with devastating traumas, such as abuse, neglect, and exposure to violence. Our mission is to help marginalized youth heal from trauma through writing personal poetry. Skills & Characteristics Pongo is Looking For: An ideal board candidate will possess one or more of the characteristics and skills below: Characteristics: Strategic thinker Proactive Generous Corporate Contacts Skills: Finance Fundraising Communications Clinical background Experience Managing Leadership Transitions (i.e. managing the recruitment and onboarding of an Executive Director, etc.) Pongo Poetry Project Board Member Job Description The board as a whole has the responsibility for governing the entire organization, for establishing and upholding the organization’s mission and vision and for preparing for the organization’s successful future. Planning: Establish the organization’s mission, vision, values, priorities (strategic plan) and keep them in focus at all times Plan for the organization’s future on a long-term and short-term basis Ensure the evaluation of programs and operations on a regular basis Human Resources: Recruit, orient, train and recognize board members and provide them with opportunities to grow and develop as leaders Hire, orient, support and guide the Executive Director and evaluate his/her performance annually Develop personnel policies, including setting salary ranges, benefits and grievance procedures Finance: Ensure financial accountability of the organization and ensure appropriate financial controls are in place Assist in the development of and approve the annual budget Oversee the organization’s properties and investments Development: Ensure adequate resources to fulfill the organization’s mission Participate in fundraising activities Community Relations: Enhance the organization’s public standing by clearly articulating its mission, accomplishments and goals to the public Ensure that the programs and services appropriately address constituent needs Promote collaborative relationships with other organizations Operations: Conduct annual board performance evaluations and establish plans to improve board accomplishments and processes Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability to 501(c)(3) guidelines and to each other Maintain an effective structure with committees appropriate to the size of the organization Develop a group process through regular meetings that generates and utilizes the best possible thinking of its members Racial Equity: Establish the organization’s racial equity and social justice vision and values and ensure that it is infused in every aspect of the organization Ensure ongoing training for board and staff on racial equity and social justice Partner with other organizations to advocate for racial equity and social justice Ensure board composition and leadership is reflective of the clients the organization serves Individual Board Member Responsibilities: Learn and keep in focus the organization’s mission, vision, values, goals, policies and programs/services Suggest new board members Serve on at least one committee Avoid conflicts of interest Follow trends in the organization’s field Prepare for and participate in board meetings Read and understand financial statements Exercise prudence regarding the expenditure of funds Represent the organization in the community Participate in board fundraising activities and make a significant financial contribution to the best of one’s ability Volunteer 5-8 hours per month, distributed as follows: 2-3 hours: board meeting preparation and attendance 2-3 hours: committee meeting preparation and attendance 1-2 hours: fundraising and special requests

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

The Common Acre Board Member

The Common Acre begins with the soil. Our mission is to restore relationships between people and the land through ecology, agriculture, and art. We reconnect humans with nature through the medium of food and seek to restore a living food system that feeds our minds and nourishes our communities. Our collaborative programs transform marginalized land into biodiverse pollinator habitat and community gardens, which in turn create space for inspirational cultural convenings. We also partner with scientists to improve our understanding of native pollinator ecosystems and feed that research back into our restoration work. We believe urban food systems are key to creating healthy communities. Food is more than what we eat: it’s a medium through which we can connect, both mentally and physically, to our neighbors and our surroundings. Our health comes from the soil, and the pollinators that complete the growing process. We bring people closer to their food and each other through a network of community farms and wild bee habitat projects. We're excited to be working responsively to the COVID-19 crisis with our 4 urban farms on public land! We are increasing production and produce donation impacts by partnering with Seattle Community Kitchen and developing pop-up contact free distribution events - in addition to continuing to work with our network of 6 partner food banks and meal programs. We're seeking dedicated board members who can commit to monthly (remote) meetings and take an active role in ad hoc committees as we work through this new strategy. We have a particular need for fundraising during this time. 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, design, culture Food systems Events production Fundraising LGBTQI+ Youth 18-21 Legal Contract negotiation

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