2019 Non-Profit Board and Skilled Volunteer Fair

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Our 3rd annual Board and Skilled Volunteer Fair, generously hosted at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, connects Harvard alumni to non-profit organizations addressing a broad range of service needs in education, homelessness, human services, the environment, and much more.  Please join us to explore these opportunities, discover how you can contribute to your community, and connect with alumni who have similar interests!  Cocktail style reception with delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages for a wide variety of tastes.

Registration closes Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 11:00pm!


Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time:  6:30-8:30 pm

Location:  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Atrium

Address:  500 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Ticket Prices (Harvard Alumni and guests only):

We've adjusted our prices so our event is accessible to as many alumni as possible and our event is sustainable. Register today! Not yet a member? Purchase/renew membership today.


Members:  $30


Recent Grad Members:  $20


Recent Grad Non-Members:  $30


Non-Members:  $40


Advanced registration is required; due to Gates Foundation security requirements, it is not possible to purchase tickets at the door.


Board and Skilled Volunteer Fair Donation
If you can't attend the Fair, you can still help connect fellow Harvard alumni to board and skilled volunteer opportunities at service organizations in our local community.
Donations are sincerely appreciated.

Board and Skilled Volunteer Fair Donation


Become a Member:
Less than one year since graduation from any Harvard school:  $0
One to five years since graduation from any Harvard school:  $25
Individual Membership for graduates from any Harvard school:  $50
Become a Member


Members: If you have a problem with your Harvard Key, please email us.

For questions, please contact Kelly Charlton, VP of Community Service.  Sorry, no refunds after Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by C.C. Gong '15.


Non-Profit Board Roles and Responsibilities
from the National Council of Nonprofits


Attending non-profits in order by category


What type of nonprofit organization best describes your work?

Organization Name

Mission & Vision statement

What type of skilled volunteers are you seeking?


Washington Ensemble Theatre

Through collaborative artistic leadership, Washington Ensemble Theatre creates audacious stories for adventurous Seattle audiences.


Board Level, Fundraising

Arts, Civic Engagement/Human Rights, Education

Humanities Washington

Humanities Washington creates spaces for people to explore different perspectives in order to provide context and help bridge divides across communities.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Legal, Information Technology

Arts, Education, Youth Development

The Vera Project

VERA is an all-ages volunteer-fueled music and arts venue. By engaging participants at all levels of music production and community organizing, Vera fulfills its mission to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people. Vera’s programs are always all ages, with a focus on young people ages 14 to 24.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Legal, Information Technology

Arts, Youth Development

Key to Change

Inspiring underserved youth through world class music instruction and supporting their development as self aware leaders.


Board Level, Fundraising, Legal

Civic Engagement/Human Rights, Education, Food Insecurity, Homelessness/Housing, Human Services, Youth Development

Refugee Women's Alliance

ReWA is a non-profit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and their families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services. ReWA advocates for social justice, public policy changes, and equal access to services while respecting cultural values and the right to self-determination.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, ESL assistant teachers;

Civic Engagement/Human Rights, Education, Homelessness/Housing, Human Services

The Arc of King County

Advocating the rights of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in the community—improving the quality of life for us all.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing

Civic Engagement/Human Rights, Health Law Advocacy

Northwest Health Law Advocates

NoHLA works toward achieving a health care system in which all individuals receive quality, affordable health care, provided on an equitable and timely basis, and are assured of basic rights and protections.


Board Level, Fundraising, Legal

Community Action Agency/Anti-Poverty

Solid Ground

Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty.

Solid Ground envisions a community beyond poverty and oppression where all people have equitable opportunity to thrive.


Board Level, Nutrtion Education and Youth Tutoring


SWS Fund

SWS Fund was established to raise money and to distribute it to teachers at the Seattle World School, whose student population is primarily refugees and immigrants from Central America, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia for whom English is not their primary language. Because the students either do not have parents here or because their parents are not well off, there is no PTA to raise money for basic and supplementary materials to help the students. Thus far we have raised money for computers,  field trips, printers, art supplies, and for pencils. There is more need than we have been able to meet. We also need more tutors to assist in the classroom, an incredibly rewarding experience, whether one is there for 2 hours a week or 20.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Tutors


University Tutors for Seattle Schools

UTSS seeks to increase the density of caring, highly-capable adults in public school classrooms to increase student achievement and support teacher effectiveness.


Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing

Education, Homelessness/Housing, Human Services, Economic empowerment

Prison Scholar Fund

Our Vision
The Prison Scholar Fund envisions a country that provides access to higher education for all its citizens, even those imprisoned.

Our Mission
We provide education and employment assistance to help incarcerated people succeed and thrive in society while avoiding homelessness and the revolving door of reincarceration. We also advocate for reform in correctional education to increase opportunity for all.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Legal, Information Technology

Education, Peace and International Understanding

FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students)

FIUTS (The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) advances international understanding through cross-cultural experiences, student leadership, and community connections. Based on campus at the University of Washington, FIUTS programs create a community of international and American students, members of the local community, and alumni around the world. As a center of international culture that links campus with community, FIUTS delivers programs to a diverse range of constituents that promote cross-cultural understanding, global culture, and respect for diversity. FIUTS programs strive to: • Promote citizen diplomacy as a way of improving international perceptions of the US and building bonds between people from diverse backgrounds. • Provide unique experiences to students and community members that expand cultural horizons and challenge people to learn about each other. • Foster youth leadership and civic engagement through global education and shared experiences. • Inspire lifelong passion for international affairs and cross-cultural understanding in our community and across the globe.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Legal, Information Technology

Education, Youth Development


Launch's mission is to lead the charge to brilliant outcomes for the children of our community by ensuring equitable access to the highest quality learning and care.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Legal, Information Technology

Education, Youth Development

Reading Partners

Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. We envision a future where all children in the US, regardless of socioeconomic status, have the reading skills necessary to reach their full potential.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Legal


Washington State Parks Foundation

Our purpose is to ensure a vibrant Washington State Parks system for generations to enjoy. We engage, expand, and sustain a broad base of supporters who give to, advocate for, and treasure our state parks.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Information Technology


Imagine Housing

Our mission is to develop affordable housing, build welcoming communities, and foster vibrant futures.


Board Level, Communications/Marketing


Jubilee Women's Center

Jubilee takes a unique and positive approach to ending homelessness. Led by the guiding principle that every woman deserves respect and dignity regardless of her circumstances, Jubilee values the inherent gifts and talents of all women. Jubilee works with each woman to identify and resolve the specific issues that lead to her homelessness, and then assists her in moving forward to create a healthier and more stable life. This unique philosophy, coupled with our extensive support services, helps women make permanent change from the inside out.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing

Homelessness/Housing, Human Services

Compass Housing Alliance

For almost 100 years Compass Housing Alliance (CHA) has been meeting the needs of the community by providing affordable supportive housing and emergency shelter programs for homeless and low-income individuals and families at 23 locations throughout the Puget Sound region. In offering opportunities for stability, growth, community, and innovation we aim to create a more just and equitable society for all.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Legal

Homelessness/Housing, Human Services

Dignity for Divas

Dignity for Divas supports women across the Puget Sound transition out of homelessness using a self-care platform that creates pathways to success.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing

Homelessness/Housing, Human Services

Elizabeth Gregory Home

The mission of Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) is to provide a welcoming and respectful refuge where homeless and at-risk women have access to compassionate care. We help women meet immediate basic needs, such as food, clothing, hygiene, and day shelter, as well as long-range goals such as acquiring permanent housing, improving their life skills, and earning sustainable income to break free from the cycle of homelessness. EGH provides transitional housing and a day center.


Board Level, Communications/Marketing, Information Technology

Homelessness/Housing, Human Services

Rebuilding Together Seattle

Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Information Technology, Community Outreach

Human Services


Mission: Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love and support of a committed family – as quickly as possible and for as long as each child needs.

Vision: All children in foster care realize their full potential when they feel safe and secure with a loving family, experiencing stability, well-being, and permanence.


Trauma Informed Care Trained/Early Childhood Development

Human Services

Child Care Resources

Child Care Resources improves all children’s access to high quality early learning experiences by engaging with families, caregivers, and communities. Embedded in Child Care Resources’ daily work is identifying and addressing racism so that all children thrive in their early learning environments.


Board Level, Communications/Marketing

Human Services

Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)

A world with everyone living in a peaceful community


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Legal, Information Technology

Human Services


For more than 35 years, Lifelong has empowered people living with or at risk of HIV and/or other chronic conditions to live healthier lives.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing

Human Services

Millionair Club Charity

Since 1921 the MCC has been providing jobs and support services to the homeless in Seattle.


Board Level

Human Services

New Beginnings

New Beginnings empowers survivors and mobilizes community awareness and action to end domestic violence.


Board Level, Communications/Marketing

Human Services

Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank

In downtown Seattle, the Pike Market Senior Center strives to make each day better and safer for older adults; the Pike Market Food Bank serves people of all ages who face hunger. Together, we provide services, activities, and support to promote healthier, more self-sufficient, and fulfilling lives.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Information Technology

Human Services, Best Interest Legal Advocacy

King County Dependency CASA

The King County Dependency CASA Program strives to provide high quality best interest advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect and to promote the safety, permanence and well-being of children in King County Dependency cases.


Legal, An individual willing to be trained to become appointed by a judge to advocate for a child, or children, in foster care. A CASA is an independent voice for the child’s best interests throughout the time the child is in foster care.

Human Services, Employment

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc

We empower people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities by creating diverse, sustainable, and meaningful employment opportunities.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing

Legal and systemic advocacy for youth

Legal Counsel for Youth and Children

LCYC improves the well-being of youth and children by advancing their legal rights.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Information Technology, Tableau

Public Policy Advocacy

Children's Alliance

Our mission is to improve the well being of children by effecting positive changes in public policies, priorities, and programs. Our vision is that all of Washington's children will have what they need to grow up to be the people they dream of becoming.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing

Youth Development


We partner with parents and community to strengthen families, prevent childhood trauma and its damaging effects, and prepare children for a lifetime of well-being.

All children are safe and healthy; flourishing physically, socially, emotionally, and educationally; well-nurtured by family and community.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Legal, Information Technology, Real Estate, Government Affairs

Youth Development

Community For Youth

Community for Youth (CfY) inspires and supports the social, emotional, and academic development of students through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community. Through activities and conversations that are youth-centric and youth-led, students explore issues that impact them. Caring adults act as trusted advocates and opportunity brokers so youth can set and achieve their goals, explore career options and improve their community through service learning.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, Legal

Youth Development

Coyote Central

MISSION: Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their future.

VISION: A world powered by curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.


Board Level, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing

Youth Development

Friends of the Children - Seattle

Friends of the Children - Seattle is an organization identifies youth facing the toughest challenges and connects them with professional mentors who guide them to achieve their greatest potential and achieve their goals, for 12 1/2 years, no matter what.  Friends is based in the south end of Seattle and works with communities to provide full-time, professional mentoring services to youth most impacted by poverty, trauma and institutional racism.  We employ our full-time mentors – who are from our community – with salary, benefits, retirement and commit to our youth for 12 ½ years, no matter what. We have a long history of partnering with the community to select K/1 youth from highly vulnerable environments, including the foster care system, Childhaven and high-poverty Seattle schools.


Board Level, Fundraising

Youth Development

Youth in Focus

Youth in Focus's mission is to empower youth, through photography, to experience their world in new ways and to make positive choices for their lives. We put cameras in the hands of youth and place them in a challenging environment surrounded by high quality talented teachers, nurturing adult volunteer mentors, and create a strong community of support. For 25 years, we have provided a high-quality, nationally recognized youth development program that uses photography to help at-risk youth build skills that give them the confidence and self-worth to challenge barriers to a positive life.


Board Level

Youth Development, Social Justice / Girl-Serving

Powerful Voices

Powerful Voices creates brave spaces with girls* of color to take charge of their own power as leaders, igniting their abilities to confidently express themselves, build community, and act against injustices affecting their lives.  [*We serve young people, ages 12 to 19, who identify as girls or are socialized as girls.]  Our vision is that all girls can live personally meaningful lives in a society that values them.


Board Level, Strategic Planning, Fundraising