February 29, 2012

Welcome to Nonprofit Board Search

This free service from Toscano Advisors, LLC is intended to make it easier for individuals in Minnesota seeking board service to find opportunities to serve on a nonprofit board or committee.

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December 6, 2013

Dads Make a Difference

Dads Make a Difference (DMAD) is a statewide, nonprofit organization celebrating 20 YEARS in 2013.  Our mission is to promote the positive involvement of fathers and to educate youth about responsible parenting.  DMAD trains teens to be peer educators for younger youth, empowering them to be leaders and role models in their communities.  We are also developing other programs to support positive father involvement.  DMAD supports a comprehensive approach to sexuality education and broad definitions of family.  We recognize the research that finds positively involved fathers have an impact on the well-being of their children and families, as well as on the health of communities. Continue reading

September 24, 2013

Skylark Opera

Skylark Opera  is a critically-praised, St. Paul-based non-profit professional performing arts organization that produces work rarely available to Minnesota audiences. Skylark is Minnesota’s only professional company regularly producing operetta and one of few nationwide doing so. Along with operetta, Skylark produces rarely-performed opera and musical theatre pieces.

Skylark Opera was founded in 1980 as Opera St. Paul and called North Star Opera from 1986-2006. Skylark performs all its productions in English. The company’s principal performance venue is the intimate, 310-seat E.M. Pearson Theatre at Concordia University in St. Paul’s Midway area, a neighborhood of low-to-moderate income adjacent to Interstate 94. The Pearson Theatre’s small size creates an intimate ambience that draws the audience into the action.

Since 2008, Skylark has presented two main stage productions annually in a festival in June. Its 2013 festival included a re-imagined production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, in collaboration with Mu Performing Arts, and the iconic off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks. Both productions received rave reviews; the Minneapolis Star Tribune declared that “This season is a triumph for Skylark Opera.” Skylark also gives two free, public concerts each year at the Landmark Center and takes its education program Opera Demystified to schools throughout the metro area.

Skylark’s Board meets every month (usually excepting June and December) on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. Meetings last approximately two hours. In addition, every Board member is required to serve on one of the three standing committees, Development, Artistic or Marketing. With only one permanent employee, Artistic Director Steve Stucki, Skylark has a working Board. Time commitment is approximately ten hours a month. Though the time required is significant, the rewards are great, as each Board member has the opportunity to make a real difference to the organization.

At this time, we have a particular need for expertise in marketing and fundraising, though all skills are welcome. Interested persons should send an e-mail and resume to info(@)skylarkopera.org.

September 13, 2013

Women of Nations

Women of Nations (WON), was founded in 1982. WON began as a community advocacy program assisting abused Native American women and advocating on their behalf with law enforcement, the judicial and social service systems, and other entities as needed. The agency has expanded its area of focus and has grown substantially since then and now provides shelter, training, community education, legal advocacy, a 24-hour crisis line and culturally appropriate services and support for Native American and other battered women and their children. The Eagle’s Nest Shelter is a 44-bed facility and the WON residential program adheres to the principles of trauma-informed care.

As a member of Women of Nations’s Board of Directors, you will join a diverse group of people who are passionate about helping women and children who have experienced domestic violence.

Board member responsibilities include:

- Consistently participate in monthly board meetings (about 2 hours in length)- third Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm.

- Actively serve on one or more committees.

- Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, including reviewing the organization’s financial statements

- Be an advocate and ambassador for the organization, informing others about refugees from Burma and encouraging them to get involved

We are interested in candidates with a wide variety of skills and experiences, including: Accounting/Finance, Fundraising, Human Resources, Public Policy/Advocacy, Public Relations/Marketing, and Social Work.

As a community-based organization, it is especially important to us that our board includes representatives of the communities we serve.

The mission of Women of Nations is to provide supportive services, including crisis intervention, advocacy, and shelter for Native American and other battered women, their children, and when appropriate, other family members, as well as educate the public on domestic abuse issues.

Contact the Executive Director, Della Plume @ 651-251-1601 or email.

September 12, 2013

Teenwise Minnesota

Teenwise Minnesota is the statewide leader in promoting adolescent sexual health and preventing adolescent pregnancy. Our mission is to promote the sexual health of young people by strengthening the capacity to implement evidence-based practices, programs and policies.

For over 21 years, Teenwise Minnesota has served as the state-wide leader in promoting practices, programs and policies that support the sexual health of adolescents. As an intermediary organization, Teenwise Minnesota does not work directly with youth. Rather, we build the capacity of youth service providers and decision makers to respond to the sexual needs of young people.

Teenwise researches, prepares and disseminates knowledge and information to professionals in the field, to policymakers and to the public to build support for effective community strategies and policies to address adolescent sexual health issues. Staff provide training and consultation on the selection and implementation of science-based curricula.

We assist organizations with issues of program quality and accountability, ensuring that curricula are implemented with fidelity. Teenwise advocates for organizational and public policies that support the sexual health of teens. You can learn more about Teenwise and our future work in our 2013-16 Strategic Plan

Teenwise is seeking individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. As a board member, you will have the opportunity to set organizational policy and ensure its continuity; carry out short- and long- planning efforts; and help cultivate funds for the organization and ensure financial accountability. The Board meets six times/year. Committee involvement is required; committee meeting schedules vary.

Teenwise Board has a priority to engage individuals to serve on the Finance, Governance and Policy Committees.

If you are interested in applying or would like more information, contact Judith A. Kahn, Executive Director at 651-289-1382 or Judith(@)teenwisemn.org


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