BOLD Exclusive: Join a Nonprofit Board
As a service to Leadership Council members and BOLD graduates, BOLD Board Connections brings together nonprofits seeking board candidates with BOLD Alumni ready to join a board or committee. We update these exciting opportunities monthly. See an opening you’re interested in? Email BBC Coordinator Lynn Heinzelman and put your passion in action.
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Young professionals advocating for individuals seeking economic self-sufficiency
YP Board Members for Cincinnati Works
Seeking new diverse members for Young Professionals Board to play an important role in fundraising and advocacy for Cincinnati Works. Cincinnati Works partners with all willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through employment.
YP members are needed with a variety of backgrounds and professional experience. Candidates must be under 35 and are requested to provide resumes sharing their professional experience and contact information. YP members are expected to fundraise for the annual YP campaign, make a modest personal contribution, and participate in at least one committee. Members also are responsible for helping to recruit corporate sponsorships of events. Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 5:30 until 6:30 pm.
Be an advocate for children who need safe homes
Empowering people with disabilities
The Center for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO) is a non-profit organization that provides services for people with physical, sensory, cognitive, and/or psychological disabilities in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It is currently focusing on finding a successor for Board treasurer.
Be a catalyst for positive change for children
For over 170 years, Beech Acres Parenting Center has strengthened Greater Cincinnati’s children & families. Their mission is to combine science and compassion to deliver innovative solutions that equip adults to meet children’s needs and cultivate their strengths. Their child development specialists have worked with thousands of parents who face a wide variety of challenges. The board focuses on prevention as well as intervention with services such as family engagement, parent resources, therapy, parent enrichment programs, foster care support, family peer networks and more.
As a committee or Board member, you can empower parents and strengthen kids. You will be a catalyst for positive change as you work with families, schools, and pediatric offices. Bring your interest in children, health care, mental health for kids, and healthy families. An interest in finance, investments, and development is also desirable.
Engage and celebrate past/future of Over-the-Rhine
The Over-the-Rhine Museum uncovers, presents, and preserves the heritage of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Through walking tours, events, and projects, the museum celebrates the history and the people of this historic community. It is an emerging organization that will be housed in an historic tenement, and will use the stories of that building's residents to explore the larger history of urban America. It is designed to be a vibrant and flexible space that invites and welcomes people of all backgrounds to share the diverse history of Over-the-Rhine.
The Board is seeking 2-3 new members who have a love of this neighborhood and are skilled at community engagement. You can help build for the future as the Museum undertakes a capital campaign and gets its new home established. It has the wonderful support of many funders and has received an Historic Places Planning Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Changing the Price Hill neighborhood
Community Matters has openings for 2-4 new board members, serving two-year terms, beginning July 1. In particular, the board would like to add members with fundraising, human resources, or education experience. Community Matters
Jumpstart life in recovery
Transitions, Inc. has achieved excellence in providing care for those on the journey to addiction recovery. The overarching objective for every level of care provided is to jumpstart an individual’s life in recovery. This happens through individualized treatment planning, patient-centered care, evidenced-based intervention strategies and a compassionate commitment to top quality care. Transitions has been at the forefront of providing treatment and recovery services for adults with substance use disorders for over 53 years.
A full continuum of care including residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, targeted case management, mental health therapy, medication to assist recovery, on-site health and dental clinics as well as recovery housing offers individuals every opportunity to stabilize. Transitions is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is licensed by the State of Kentucky.
The board is seeking two new members who wish to be ambassadors for the organization and our work which is innovative and comprehensive in the addiction field. Looking for those with an interest in strategy, vision, and working to reduce stigma in our community surrounding substance use and mental health. Skills in marketing and PR are also desirable.
Be an advocate for early childhood education and care
4C for Children is a hub for families searching for quality child care and is the largest local provider of training and technical assistance for child care providers in the region. Its mission is to educate and support adults who care for young children and to advocate for public support for quality early education and care for all children. More than 100,000 children in our community are impacted every year through the organization’s programs and services.
Make a difference in the lives of families by joining the Board as it executes its 2021 strategic plan which focuses on stabilizing the local child care arena and helping to replenish staffing for area providers. Those with passion for the 4C mission are needed to sustain and build for now and the future. Knowledge of/skills in workforce recruiting, project management, and business process improvement are desirable.
Tackling food insecurity
Engage and educate: conservation and more
Create sustainable futures
Trauma response through training, certification, and collaboration
Empower nonprofits with vital tools and expertise
Dignity for the disabled
125 years of helping families help themselves
Mindfulness and well-being. Overcoming trauma, anxiety, and stress
Healing and support for motherless daughters
Mentoring vulnerable teens to healthy adulthood
Mentoring Partners of Cincinnati provides mentoring to high school teens 14-18 by collaborating with businesses and community partners. The organization provides each teen with a partner (mentor), a vision (future they desire), and a pathway to achieve it. MPC helps youth who have had traumatic, unsafe, or challenging lives.
Primarily in Butler County. It maintains a growing team of business and community partners that excel in mentoring high school youth in relationships, academics, career, and spirituality/values – all designed to launch vulnerable teens into healthy adulthood. Mentors change lives! Board seeks new members who wish to support life and career skills, education, mental health, and trauma recovery. Currently, MPC is a small board in need of expansion, with leadership skills and experience as a high priority.
Mental health first aid, advocacy and more
- Educate individuals, families, professionals, and healthcare providers about ways to preserve and strengthen their mental health
- Advocate for access to effective care and build an understanding of people with mental and substance use disorders
- Provide support for individuals and families living with mental and substance use disorders
Be a game changer for those with special needs
Help grow support for children with autism
Be part of the future in senior living
Mentoring and beyond - a holistic approach
Break the cycle of addiction
Join over 5,000 young professionals advancing networking and essential business skills
Generation Now Cincinnati Network is dedicated to providing affordable career training and development. The mission is to provide world-class networking, mentorship, career training, and resources to help young professionals succeed. Through leadership development, online courses, and events, this organization is growing and launching the next generation of leaders. Looking for board members who have leadership and board experience, as well as event planning and fundraising skills.
Developing young men of color
Forever Kings Inc. is an organization on a mission to give young men of color an equitable opportunity to achieve personal and professional success and is now seeking board members to join the board. As Forever Kings continues to grow, it needs strong leaders that can ensure the organization is sustainable for generations to come. Forever Kings is seeking leaders who can bring their expertise in the area of governance, finance, human resources, fundraising, and capacity building to help the organization reach strategic goals.
Be an accelerator for area entrepreneurs
Focus on health and healing for fatherless teen girls and young women ages 14-22
From Fatherless to Fearless® needs Board members to create a place of continuous support for those who have lost a father through death, abandonment, abuse, or neglect. This organization seeks Board members who are interested in education, healing, mental health, and crisis intervention. Through in-school and after school programs and much more, this Board seeks to empower and equip teen girls to attain mental, spiritual, physical, and financial health.
Support teens to grow and thrive
EDGE Teen Center is one of the largest exclusively teen after school programs in Ohio and is focused on a mission to empower teens to impact the world. Through its centers and programs, teens in grades 9-12 grow personally, socially, and academically. The current need is to increase board diversity. Community members from northern Cincinnati and/or Butler County are especially encouraged to consider this organization.
Community building, providing affordable housing and financial stability
Community building, long-term financial stability, providing affordable housing - you can make powerful contributions through board service to this Over-the-Rhine non-profit organization. Cornerstone Renter Equity is the only organization of its kind in Cincinnati, enabling families to earn equity, build assets, and find a way to a sustainable future. Cornerstone provides a customized, family-centered approach to housing, asset building and personal/financial growth. Seeking 2 Board members to help steer the organization and strategically plan for the future. Skills in marketing and technology are desirable, as well as a strong interest in helping others with financial planning, personal empowerment, and strengthening neighborhoods.
Help boys to develop as outstanding artists and leaders
Shelter and save animals
Inspire generations to look at stars
At the Cincinnati Observatory, you will educate, engage, and inspire our community regarding astronomy and science through field trips, scout programs, school activities, public tours, and much more. Dedicated in 1843, the Observatory currently reaches 35,000 people each year on campus and through its community outreach.
You can help preserve a national treasure as you also inspire others with wonder. Eight generations of Cincinnatians have been able to see this "Birthplace of American Astronomy" and to experience the wonders of the universe. As a Board member, you will help to guide amazing programs for K-12 schools, the public, connections to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and much more.
Bring your enthusiasm, BOLD training, skills, and experience to their Finance Committee and/or Board.
Bringing help and hope to West Chester and Liberty Township
Reach Out Lakota puts help and hope into the hands of its community. It operates as an independent food and clothing pantry with a mission to give a helping hand up to those in need living in West Chester/Liberty Township. In addition to food and clothing services, it also provides holiday toys and meals, school supplies, financial literacy classes, and refurbished computers.
With a 30-year legacy, the organization experienced its biggest year ever in 2022 in the number of people served. Its 180 volunteers and small staff make a huge community impact. As the board pursues its recently updated strategic plan, it’s ready to bring on new board members to steer current and future work. You can be part of the vision to shape the future by inspiring hope in others.
Make Cincinnati Greener for All
Through education, revitalization, and environmental initiatives, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful turns people into catalysts for change. Its focus is to build environmental stewardship for safer, cleaner, and more beautiful neighborhoods in all Cincinnati zip codes. It is supported by many Cincinnati business partners and organizations. In just the past 10 years, Cincinnati Beautiful has educated 200,000+ children, planted 100,000+ trees and flowers, coordinated 120,000+ volunteers, and painted 1,000+ buildings. It also collects millions of pounds of litter and tires, removes graffiti, and shuts down illegal dumpsites.
The board is expanding and seeks those interested in the environment and neighborhood development. Join as a committee or board member to accomplish the many initiatives planned and already underway. Skills in public relations, marketing, and social media are desirable.
Prepare tomorrow’s workforce
iSPACE provides innovative and engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) educational programs in Greater Cincinnati. Established 20 years ago, it is a one-of-a-kind organization with a mission to ignite passion for science and technology so that all learners are prepared to thrive in tomorrow’s workforce.
Through wonderfully immersive, hands-on, minds-on experiences, iSPACE fosters interest in STEM and develops pathways to STEM careers, including field trips, summer camps, robotics competitions, professional development, and other programs. iSPACE offers exceptional programs for students, with an emphasis on K-8 and underrepresented groups. It’s also known for its Educator Academy for STEM teachers. Seeking both committee and Board members who love life-long learning, workforce development, and education. Skills in finance, marketing, and PR are also of interest.
Promote self-sufficiency in 14 Kentucky counties
Catholic Charities of Covington, established in 1931, serves all people in its Diocese who lack basic human needs, including physical, spiritual, or emotional, regardless of religious beliefs. It is a member of Catholic Charities USA and partners with a variety of organizations to meet community needs. It supports and empowers clients to achieve self-sufficiency by providing guidance, tools, and life-skills. The comprehensive array of services includes social work case management, a soup kitchen, mobile food pantry, mental health services, jail ministry, housing services, and much more. The agency has experienced a 40% increase in volume over the last 2 years. Seeking members for its Advisory Board and committees.
Feed bodies and souls in Northside
CAIN (Churches Active in Northside) is a neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion. Located in the Northside community, it serves residents of 45223 & surrounding areas. Its focus is on fighting poverty, hunger, and homelessness. CAIN has received the top-rated award designation from GreatNonprofits, based on reviews from guests, volunteers, donors and other stakeholders.
As community needs are growing, the organization is looking at future expansion of its services. New board and/or committee members are needed to help plan for current and future needs. The Board seeks those with a strong interest in CAIN's mission and/or experience with pantry services. Skills in such areas as HR, IT, facility management, finance, and fund development are also desirable. You can be part of CAIN's vision to shape the future by inspiring hope and providing basic essentials to nourish body and soul.
Help children with challenges
Building Blocks for Kids, established in 2003, is on a mission is to provide support, resources, scholarships, and hope to families who have children with physical, emotional, and/or developmental challenges. You can make such a difference through therapy, home modifications, medical equipment, vehicles, and much more. See their kids’ stories: https://bb4k.org/meet-our-kids/waiting-for-assistance/
The board is currently implementing new strategies and directions. It seeks to add two new members who want to help create happier and healthier lives for children with special needs. An interest in outreach, marketing and/or development is also desirable.
Bring your skills to canine companion training
Caped Canines Assistance Academy was founded with the goal of helping to ease the burden for those who need a canine companion. CCAA focuses on serving individuals who could benefit from an assistance dog, and who have the ability to self-train their dog, but do not have the knowledge or skill set. Through a unique approach, CCAA is able to reduce costs and timetables significantly in getting dogs ready for service by using a dual training system where dogs are housed part-time with professional trainers and part-time with their handlers. Opened in 2021, the organization benefits greatly from founders who have a combined 25 years in dog training. This non-profit is incorporated in Kentucky and is passionate about its vision to help clients receive the education and support needed in order to train an assistance dog.
CCAA is currently seeking a board member with legal expertise in employment law and other contract needs.
Help build strong communities in Africa
SOTENI International is seeking board members to help us build healthy, empowered, and prosperous communities in Kenya and Eswatini. At SOTENI, we work to prevent and mitigate the effects of disease, especially HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 through community-driven solutions. We have also expanded our programming to include access to safe drinking water in partnership with P&G, income-generating activities, and women’s empowerment.
SOTENI comes from the Swahili phrase, sisi sote pamoja, which means, “all of us together.” Our dedicated Cincinnati-based Board collaborates with our Kenyan and Swazi Boards to fund and operate this organization. We are now seeking committee and/or Board members who care about healthcare, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, food insecurity, women’s empowerment, and international aid. Those with fundraising, marketing, and finance skills are especially of interest.