United Way Seeks Board and Committee Members

United Way of 1000 Lakes Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for new board and committee members.

Interested community members are invited to visit uwlakes.org/about/#committees to learn more.

The Board of Directors provides oversight, guidance, and strategic planning to the impact and operations of United Way. New board members would serve a three-year term, allowing them to renew their appointment once.

“We’re on the Board because we care about the Itasca area,” says Board President Leanna McBride. “When you join the Board of Directors, you can use your skills and abilities to make a real change in a place you care about.”

Applications are welcomed by all interested individuals and are also encouraged by individuals traditionally underrepresented and with the following attributes and competencies:

  • Geographic (persons connected to United Way’s Itasca County service area, including Bigfork, Bovey, Coleraine, Deer River, and Hill City)
  • Age (individuals who are 50 years or older)
  • Ethnicity (persons of color or indigenous people)
  • Experience (working in education, finance, health care, human resources, fundraising, public policy and government relations)

In addition to board service, United Way also seeks new members to contribute to the nonprofit’s activities and operations through the following committees:

  • Resource Development: Organizes, prepares, and conducts the annual fundraising campaign, as well as other means of resource development such as endowments, planned giving, grants, and special events.
  • Community Impact Committee: Provides oversight for the alignment and coordination of Community Impact strategic priorities and resources, including but not limited to distribution of funds, community issues research and evaluation, participation in community initiatives, and program services provided directly by United Way.
  • Marketing & Public Relations Committee: Shares insights on marketing strategies and tools, including developing messaging and marketing materials and planning United Way events.

To learn more and express interest, complete an online application or contact United Way’s Executive Director, Kim Brink Smith, at kimberly@uwlakes.org or 218-999-7570.