Board President Nomination Guidelines

As a volunteer organization, Advancement Northwest relies upon its talented and dedicated members to serve on our Board of Directors and to represent us in the community. This year, to increase transparency and promote diversity of candidates, we have adopted a new process to elect the Board President.

We invite you to self-nominate or nominate a candidate to serve as Board President in 2021. The Board President will serve a three-year term: President-Elect (2020), President (2021), and Immediate Past President (2022). 

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, February 20 at 5 p.m.

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President Roles & Responsibilities
  • Must maintain an active membership with AFP.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to AFP ethics and values, especially diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA).
  • Serve as lead contact for association management company and other contractors, as necessary.
  • Support budget planning and provide fiscal oversight for AFP Advancement Northwest.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with AFP International.
  • Serve as the voice of AFP Advancement Northwest and its members when called on by the community.
  • Represent AFP Advancement Northwest at AFP's International Conference (ICON) and the Large Chapter Meeting (in President role). Attend AFP Leadership Academy in President-Elect-Elect role. Travel expenses and conference fees will be reimbursed for you by the Chapter.
  • Plan and lead AFP Advancement Northwest Board Meetings and Executive Committee Meetings that advance the business of the association, invite diverse voices of the Board into effective decision-making, and assure all members that due diligence has been performed on their behalf in the Board room.
  • Participate in planning and execution of Board Orientation and Board Retreat.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and 'lead by example' in all interactions representing AFP Advancement Northwest.
  • Represent AFP Advancement Northwest at the Forum, National Philanthropy Day, and monthly core programs (as requested and available).
  • Must make a personal contribution to Advancement Northwest member giving campaign.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years' experience in nonprofit sector/or development.
  • Previous or current service on Advancement Northwest Board and/or committee leadership.
  • CFRE, ACFRE, or professional degree or certificate in nonprofit management, fundraising, or public administration (not required).
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Deep knowledge of the nonprofit sector, giving trends, and Washington-specific issues.

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