Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas
Issue: Youth Education and Development Age Requirement: Adult Mission: The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (BFI) is a community of youth and adults, staff and volunteers, families and local citizens who believe that the power of words, well-written and well-spoken, can open doors to important opportunities. Since 2005, our 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 young people to share their stories. All programs at both our Greenwood and Yesler Terrace centers are free and open to families from any socio-economic background. 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 (http://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 Please apply by emailing: BFIdirectors@gmail.com.
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