Lead with us

AAPIP is eager to announce that we are seeking to fill two seats among our Board of Directors. We look to you – our membership – to help us identify exceptional candidates who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities!

A diverse, active, and engaged board is critical as AAPIP pursues its mission to advance democratic philanthropy in and for AAPI communities. Interested candidates must share a commitment to AAPIP’s values and possess previous board and/or other leadership experience. Composed of volunteers from grantmaking institutions, the Board serves as the organization’s governing body, responsible for guiding its mission and vision, along with providing legal and financial oversight.

2015 marks a particularly exciting opportunity as we welcome a new Executive Director, celebrate our 25th year anniversary, and refresh our organization’s strategic priorities and commitments for this next phase. Our board will play an instrumental role during this period of transition.

Our ideal candidates are decision-makers, individual philanthropists, and senior-level foundation staff and trustees who can contribute to the direction of our efforts. We are specifically seeking leaders with the following expertise, knowledge and traits:

  • Background or expertise in communications, nonprofit fundraising, policy advocacy, and/or community engagement
  • Familiarity with executive and organizational transitions (preferred).
  • Leadership and influence in diverse and expansive networks
  • Flexibility to commit beyond regular Board meetings and participate in additional conversations (over email and phone), as needed

Board members serve for three years, with the possibility of renewing for an additional term. The board generally meets quarterly, and also participates in sub-committees, network building and programs. The board term commences on April 25, 2015 at the AAPIP Annual Membership Meeting.

Submit a nomination today! 

The nominations period has now closed as of January 23, 2015. Eligible candidates must have current AAPIP membership. We encourage you to self-nominate and/or refer us to multiple candidates as you see fit. AAPIP members in good standing vote to elect our board members. 

AAPIP is committed to being inclusive of people with disabilities, as well as geographic, racial/ethnic, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and age diversity at all levels of the organization.

For further details, please refer to the AAPIP board member position description below.

Any inquiries regarding the nominations process may be directed to Shruti Garg, AAPIP Membership Engagement Director, at (415) 263-9970 or .