giveMN seeks board members


A note from the GiveMN Board of Directors

Dear friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of GiveMN, we are delighted to invite you to submit nominations for up to three open board positions we’re working to fill for terms beginning in July 2020.

While we’ve always recruited board members from the community, this year marks the first time we are broadly inviting nominations from our community of donors and leaders at nonprofits and schools. It’s part of our ongoing effort to continue building a deep connection to our communities, and opening this process to our stakeholders reflects our organizational values.

Our board of directors is made up of volunteers who help shape GiveMN’s mission of igniting generosity and growing giving. Through programs like RaiseMN,, and Give to the Max Day, we believe in the power of individual philanthropy to power the important work of thousands of nonprofits and schools all across Minnesota.

Throughout the rest of February, we invite you to nominate leaders you believe could help us advance the work and shape the future of GiveMN. If you are interested in being considered yourself, we welcome self-nominations as well. Nominations are due on March 1, 2020, and our board’s governance committee will be reviewing all applicants as they work to bring new members onto the board this summer.

Thank you for being a part of our community of philanthropy, and we look forward to learning more about many of you through this nomination process.

Mahtab Rezai, GiveMN Board Chair
John Larsen, GiveMN Governance Committee Chair

How to nominate yourself or someone you know for our board

The GiveMN Board of Directors is searching for up to three new members to join for three-year terms beginning in July 2020, and have opened the search to nominations from our community of stakeholders, including donors, nonprofit and school staff and volunteers, and anyone who is passionate about Minnesota philanthropy and the vibrancy of our nonprofit sector.

You may learn more about the nomination process, our current board, board member responsibilities and our priorities and values when selecting new members by reviewing our board nominations page. 

We hope you’ll also share this opportunity with others you know who may have an interest in this opportunity, and thank you for helping us grow our board leadership.


Priorities in board member selection process

The GiveMN Governance Committee is seeking board members who are passionate about Minnesota philanthropy and the vibrancy of our nonprofit sector. Priority will be given to nominees with a variety of strengths and perspectives that deepen our connection to our communities and reflect our organizational values.

First and foremost:

•    We are seeking nominees who are committed to and passionate about the work of GiveMN.

We are prioritizing nominees who represent the following communities:

•    Nominees with legal expertise

•    Nominees who are people of color and/or American Indians

•    Nominees living in Greater Minnesota, outside of the Twin Cities Metro area

•    Nominees under 30 years of age (but at least 18 years of age)

We also believe that nominees who represent the following communities may be good candidates for the board:

•    Nominees with financial expertise

•    Nominees with human resource expertise

•    Nominees who are leaders of nonprofits or schools served by GiveMN

•    Nominees who are nonprofit executives or school administrators

•    Nominees with fund development expertise

•    Nominees who are corporate leaders

•    Nominees who are over 60 years of age

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