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!
- Architects Without Borders
- KiloWatts for Humanity
- Launch Learning
- Lighthouse for the Blind
- Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
- Play Your Part
- Powerful Voices
- Seattle Musical Theatre
- Seattle NOW (National Organization for Women)
- Seattle Works
- Tiny Trees Preschool
- Urban Artworks
- Wonderland Developmental Center
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.
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.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
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.
Play Your Part
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.
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/
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.
Tiny Trees Preschool is looking to recruit board members! We are looking for a connector who can use relationship skills to rally new supporters, a champion who can mobilize support from corporate partners, a foundation employee who can help us navigate institutional giving, an executive who can leverage their leadership skills for a cause, a party host who cultivates joyful gatherings and loves to plan events, or a philanthropist who wishes to super-charge an organization. For more information contact Corbin, corbin[at]tinytrees[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!
Wonderland Developmental Center seeks board members passionate about supporting a successful start in life for all children during a time of growth in the non-profit space of therapy and family services for special needs infants and toddlers. Join us if you're interested in having fun while making a huge difference in your community. One year commitment with opportunity for extended terms. Please contact Executive Director Mary Kirchoff (mkirchoff[at]wonderlandkids[dot]org/ 206-364-3777).