Board nominations open! Due May 27:
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Call for Nominations

Dear Nicole,

I am pleased to announce that Philanthropy Northwest is seeking nominations for board of director candidates to be elected this fall. As part of Philanthropy Northwest’s governing body, your voice is critical in shaping the organization’s leadership. I have had the privilege of serving on this board for the past six years — a truly rewarding experience. I am grateful to work with these incredibly engaged, passionate leaders who care deeply about the communities we serve.
We strive to maintain diversity on our board to represent the range of communities we serve. This includes, but is not limited to: race, gender, organization size, type of philanthropic entity, role within the organization, geographic location and urban/rural diversity. Currently, our greatest priorities to maintaining a diverse board include:
  • Racial and ethnic diversity
  • Idaho- and Wyoming-based organizations
  • Trustees of philanthropic organizations
  • Corporate foundations or giving programs
  • Community foundations
All nominations will be considered. Candidates who are not selected for this round will be kept in the pipeline for future consideration.
We seek strategic philanthropic leaders committed to building strong, equitable and inclusive communities. Candidate must a director, officer or employee of a Philanthropy Northwest member organization.
Responsibilities include:
  • Upholding the basic legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors.
  • Adding to the board culture by bringing a strategic perspective to our evolving organization.
  • Being comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Promoting and serving as an ambassador of Philanthropy Northwest and the broader community, including attending Philanthropy Northwest conferences and programs.
  • Maintaining active membership in Philanthropy Northwest.
  • Attending at least 75% of board and committee meetings in person (preferred) or by phone.
  • Serving on at least one board committee.
  • Providing leadership in securing financial gifts to support the annual goals and programs.
  • Making a personal contribution at a level that is meaningful to you.
To nominate a qualified candidate or yourself, please email Erin Thomas with the candidate’s name and a short explanation of what makes this person an ideal candidate by May 27, 2016.
A slate of board members will be presented and voted on at our annual conference and membership meeting this fall in Missoula, Montana. We hope to see you there!
Thank you for your thoughtful nominations and ongoing contributions to our vibrant network!

Kevin Walker
President and CEO, Northwest Area Foundation
Nominating and Governance Committee Chair, Philanthropy Northwest
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