Open Call for Board Members
Sustainable Connections is excited to announce an open call for individuals interested in serving on our board of directors. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing a regenerative local economy that builds community, strengthens food systems, catalyzes climate solutions, and expands access to housing in NW Washington, we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our leadership. We strongly believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enrich our decision-making processes and help us better achieve our vision of informed and engaged communities that are equipped to thrive during times of stability and are resilient in their ability to navigate challenges and crises.
Promote Social Change
We are seeking passionate and dedicated individuals who are committed to making a positive impact. The ideal board member possesses a strong belief in our mission and a commitment to promoting social change. We particularly encourage individuals from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to those from diverse racial, ethnic, gender, age, socioeconomic, disability, and LGBTQ+ backgrounds.
Responsibilities of board members include:
- Providing strategic guidance and oversight to advance the organization’s mission.
- Collaborating with fellow board members to develop and review policies and strategic plans.
- Actively participating in board meetings, committee work, and organizational events.
- Supporting fundraising efforts and leveraging personal networks to secure resources.
- Advocating for the organization’s mission and engaging with stakeholders.
- Complete & submit the online form (which includes an upload of resume).
- The application will be reviewed by the Board Development Committee and a recommendation will be forwarded to the Executive Committee.
- If invited, the applicant will meet with the Sustainable Connections Executive Director or Board President to answer questions & discuss expectations.
- The applicant will be invited to observe a board meeting.
- The board will vote at the following board meeting.
- The applicant signs paperwork.
To encourage a more diverse set of community voices on 501(c)3 nonprofit boards, the Mount Baker Foundation and Whatcom Family & Community Network have established a fund from which board or advisory members of nonprofits may request stipends and/or reimbursement for mileage and childcare. Learn more at https://wfcn.org/board-equity-stipends/.