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Boards and Commissions


Boards and Commissions

Winston<40 is dedicated to helping professionals under 40 make connections with local boards and commissions that have positions available. Check below for current openings.

City of Winston Salem Advisory Boards & Commissions

Forsyth County Advisory Boards & Commissions

Sergei Foundation

Multiple board seats available.
Contact Karen Fullerton, 336-306-6861 or [email protected].

Resource Institute

1 board seat available.
Contact Charles Anderson, 336-750-0522 or [email protected]

The Bethesda Center

Multiple positions available. The Bethesda Center operates a day shelter and emergency night shelter for the homeless men and women in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Case managers at Bethesda help homeless clients move into their permanent housing. The mission of the Bethesda Center is to “reduce homelessness in our community by providing temporary shelter and support services to adults that result in independent living.” Individuals with experience in philanthropy/donor relations, fundraising, marketing and human resources are highly desirable but all expertise backgrounds are welcomed.
Contact Peggy Galloway, Executive Director, 336-722-9951 x421 for more information.

Forsyth Education Partnership

Two positions available. The Forsyth Education Partnership, a volunteer led non-profit, advocates for quality education for all of the children in WS/FC Schools through a variety of programs designed to support students, teachers, and parents. The Board is seeking two young professionals with expertise in fundraising, marketing and public relations and/or program development.
To apply or receive additional information contact Susan Tague, 336-922-4235.

Project Blueprint

Project Blueprint — a board leadership development program designed to help people from underrepresented groups and communities serve on nonprofit boards — is a series of intensive training sessions that provides an overview of the role and operation of nonprofit boards while developing your skills to become a successful board member. If you are a woman, young professional or come from a diverse cultural or ethnic background, consider joining this unique program by completing an application today. Applications are due Monday, November 30, 2015.  For more information, please see the program description.

H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem

Several board seats available. H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem is a nonprofit, community-wide interfaith effort to bring nutritious meals to children aged 0-18 in their own neighborhoods in Winston-Salem on Sundays, the one day not covered by the federal lunch program or the backpack program.  As you probably know, Winston-Salem has been in the top cities in the U.S. for several years for hunger in families with children.

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Board Positions

The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina engages more than 115,000 men, women and children annually – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Local YMCAs serve communities across five counties. Members of the local branch Board of Management develop plans and policies that effectively accomplish the goals and objectives of the Association within the branch’s service area. Member terms last three years and have responsibilities including: determining policies that are consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic plan, securing funds through the Annual Giving Campaign, and recommending program priorities while monitoring delivery and quality. YMCA board members have unquestionable character consistent with Y values, an interest in the organization, and are respected members of our community. If you are interested in learning more about the Board of Management or volunteering, please contact the Executive Director of your local YMCA.

Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

Several Board Member Positions Available
Contact John Whisnant at [email protected]

Center for Creative Economy

Board Positions Available. The Center for Creative Economy serves as a catalyst for innovation and an advocate for creative industries and entrepreneurs, promoting connectivity and job growth. The center brings people, ideas, and resources together to benefit a burgeoning creative sector that includes design, architecture, software, publishing, advertising, art, crafts, fashion, film, performing arts, TV, radio, interactive digital media, gaming, and technology, among others. Core programs include Swerve, and Triad Design Leadershop, focused on design based innovation and professional business development. For more information, visit Contact Margaret Collins at [email protected]

Spring Theater

Multiple Board Member Positions Available
Contact [email protected] If Interested

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, Inc.

Board Positions Available
Contact George Stilphen At [email protected]