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Call for Nominations: 2018 AAPIP Board of Directors
AAPIP seeks three philanthropic sector leaders to join our board of directors for terms beginning July 1, 2018. We seek two directors for 3-year renewable terms each, and one director for a 2-year term, renewable for 3 years. 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 expand and mobilize resources for AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society. 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, philanthropy-serving organizations, or AAPIP’s National Giving Circle Network, the board serves as the organization’s governing body. The board is responsible for guiding its mission and vision, along with providing legal and financial oversight.
In 2016, the AAPIP Board of Directors approved a five-year strategic plan that will guide its organizational and programmatic directions over the next several years and beyond. This represents an exciting time for AAPIP and our board as we look to the future. We invite you to take a look at the strategic plan.
Our ideal board candidates are senior-level foundation staff or trustees, individual philanthropists, and other philanthropy-serving professionals who can contribute to the direction of our efforts. We seek leaders with the following expertise, knowledge and traits:
Decision-making experience in nonprofit grantmaking, administration and/or board service; expertise in planning, communications, nonprofit finance, policy advocacy, and/or community engagement.
Leadership and influence in diverse networks that can be leveraged to advance AAPIP’s mission and purposes, and
Commitment to furthering AAPIP’s impact.
Board members serve for either two or three years, with the possibility of renewing for an additional three-year term. The board meets quarterly and participates in sub-committees, network building, and programs. The board term commences July 1, 2018.
The nominations period is open Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:00 am PST until Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6:00 pm PST. Eligible candidates must be current AAPIP Institutional or Individual Members in good standing. We encourage you to self-nominate and/or refer us to multiple meritorious candidates. AAPIP members in good standing will 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. Any inquiries concerning the nominations process can also be directed to Lori Kodama, Chief Operating Officer, at lori [at] aapip.org.
A PDF version of this Call for Nominations is also available.