Leaders on Board Summer 2018 Newsletter
This is LT's quarterly newsletter designed to help LT alumni interested in board service identify and connect with nonprofits that are recruiting new board members.

Below is information about 20 nonprofits that are recruiting volunteers to serve on their boards of directors.  Whether you are new to board service or a seasoned pro, we hope you will review the listings below. Feel  free to forward this email to your friends and colleagues who are interested in board service.

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How to Be a Better Nonprofit Board Member 

"The importance of the nonprofit sector has never been greater. In the United States, there are several hundred thousand 501(c)(3)'s that provide much of our health care, education, performing arts, and social services.  Meanwhile, volunteer nonprofit board leaders, who are often unsure how to leverage their skills and contribute their leadership, often struggle with how they and their board colleagues can be most effective."

Read this article for six suggestions for becoming a more effective board member. 
Nonprofit Organizations With Board Openings

Click "Read the Board Job Description" for contact information and additional details about the opportunity. Please contact them directly. 

21 Progress
The mission of 21 Progress is to build a 21st century movement for equity and justice. 21 Progress' programs include:  Bold Summer, a six-week national program for emerging college civic leaders in Seattle; i mmigrant rights and education for youth and adults across the Puget Sound region; and  RISE, a monthly speaker series of elected, community, and cultural leaders focused on stories for social change. Read the Board Job Description

Associated Recreation Council (ARC)
The Associated Recreation Council (ARC), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, serves Seattle by offering a variety of recreational and lifelong learning programs, classes, and activities. Read the Board Job Description.

Business Impact NW
Business Impact NW grows businesses that create jobs in underserved communities, with a vision that all business owners have an equal opportunity to succeed. Read the Board Job Description.

CityFruit
City Fruit promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community, and protect the climate. Read the Board Job Description.

Early Music Seattle
Early Music Seattle is the area's largest presenter of early music and related educational programs. Our mission is to present outstanding early music, use early music to enrich cultural heritage via education and outreach, and engage new audiences through inclusivity and openness. Read the Board Job Description.

Equity in Education Coalition
The Equity In Education Coalition (EEC) is Washington State's largest civil rights organization focused on closing the opportunity gap and striving to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children of color.  Learn more here.

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)
We advance international understanding through cross-cultural experiences, student leadership, and community connections. FIUTS envisions a global community, tied to the Puget Sound region, where people are connected through friendship, mutual respect, and a commitment to peace and understanding. Read the Board Job Description.  

Helping Link
Helping Link /Một Dấu Nối is a grassroots organization with skilled volunteers at its heart devoted to helping refugees and immigrants recapture their dignity, initiative and ability to support themselves. Our goal is to help immigrant and refugee families integrate fully and successfully into Seattle and the greater Washington communities by acquiring the necessary language, technical and cultural skills needed for independent living. Read the Board Job Description.

Kids4Peace
Kids4Peace builds interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace and empower a movement for change. Our youth work across religious lines to stop hate, promote understanding, and take action for justice in their communities. Read the Board Job Description.

One Equal Heart
One Equal Heart collaborates with indigenous leaders in Mexico to honor and nurture sustainable agriculture, equitable communities and traditional knowledge. Our vision is that indigenous communities in Mexico have the resources they need to live healthy, equitable and vibrant lives on their ancestral lands. Read the Board Job Description.

Pacific Bamboo Resources
Bamboo For Good (B4G)  is an organization of innovative international partners across East Africa and beyond, working together to mobilize bamboo resources for good. Utilizing Bamboo as a sustainable and vastly adaptable resource, we collaboratively address critical issues including habitat protection, global climate change, sustainable economic development, and community resilience. Read the Board Job Description.

Refugee Artisan Initiative
The Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI) empowers immigrant and refugee women with the skills to design, make and market high quality handcrafted sewn goods so they can earn a fair market wage. The RAI program enables artisans to become more self-reliant, builds valuable job skills, develops social connectivity, and empowers these women to make meaningful contributions to the financial well-being of their families. Read the Board Job Description.

Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE)
SPACE funds, facilitates and promotes arts and cultural uses of Warren G. Magnuson Park for the public, serving diverse audiences and forging regional collaborations. SPACE fulfills its mission by assisting artists and organizations working at the park; producing and enabling cultural programming for the community; activating new facilities for the arts within Magnuson Park; and advocating for and supporting preservation of the park's historic assets. Read the Board Job Description.

Solid Ground
Solid Ground is looking for volunteer Board Members who want to help achieve its mission of  ending poverty and undoing racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty, with the goal of moving our community beyond poverty and oppression, to a place where all people have equitable opportunities to thrive. Read the Board Job Description.

Sound Discipline
Sound Discipline improves outcomes for youth by transforming educators, care givers and guardians by giving them the resources to build respectful, equitable learning communities. Our vision is to  have empowered, hopeful and thriving communities in which young people are treated with dignity and respect, realizing their potential. Read the Board Job Description.

Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund
Our organization seeks board members with a passion for advancing young women's opportunities through education, racial equity, and social justice. Our scholarships are awarded locally on behalf of President Obama's mother, Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham. Read the Board Job Description.

Tilth Alliance
T he Tilth Alliance Board of Directors is seeking interested members throughout the state of Washington. A key goal of our Board of Directors is to foster a culture of equity and inclusivity with engagement across diverse cultures and communities. Read the Board Job Description.

Washington Green Schools
The mission of Washington Green Schools is to guide and support students and schools to create sustainable communities through educational experiences that transform school environments. Our vision is that every school in Washington will teach, model, and practice environmental sustainability, and every child will learn and grow in a green and healthy school. Read the Board Job Description.

Yoga Behind Bars
Yoga Behind Bars (YBB) is driven to find a way to fundamentally change the current course of the American corrections system. Our 18 trauma-informed programs offer youth and adults in prisons and jails the opportunity to heal, grow, and prepare for their return to our communities by addressing a root cause and result of incarceration: trauma. Read the Board Job Description.

Youth in Focus
Over the past 24 years, Youth in Focus has had approximately 4,200 youth go through our youth development photography program with the help of our Board of Directors! Without them, we wouldn't be able to make positive impacts in the lives of youth, like we do! Read the Board Job Description.
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