On Tuesday night, we gathered Bridge grads and Bridge partner organizations for our quarterly Board Speed Dating event. The sparks were flyin’, eyes were batting and we had a great time. Finding a board to serve on can be an extremely difficult task, that’s why we have tried to make it just a little bit easier.
Board Speed Dating is a two hour event, we start with some mix n’ mingle time, the organizations in attendance then each get 30-seconds to pitch to potential board members, participants then sign up for “dates” with the organizations and then they’re off! There are four, 15-minute dates that take place. But that doesn’t mean more conversation can’t be had because we close off the event with more mix n’ mingle time. Its a fun, easy way to start talking to boards or potential board members.
So what organizations were there? I’m glad you asked!
- Flash Volunteer
- Helping Link
- Heron Habitat Helpers
- Intiman Theatre
- Seattle Area Support Groups
- Seattle Works
- Street Yoga
- The World Is Fun
- Transitional Resources
- Transplant House
- Yoga Behind Bars
Overall, the event was quite a success and we are excited to hear about any possible “second dates” that come out of it!
One other thing:
Did you know that Seattle Works now has a monthly happy hour event called LeaderSip?! I know, I just blew your mind, right? 😀
As part of our new leadership network: LeadNOW we are excited to be offering a networking opportunity in the form of an awesome happy hour!
LeaderSip brings together volunteer leaders for discussion around a different theme/topic related to community engagement. In addition, participants are provided with the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with fellow leaders. Come be part of the conversation! This month we will be talking about Opportunities to Get Involved focusing primarily on how you can get more involved with Seattle Works and your community. Come be part of the fun…they may even be a game…just sayin’…
When: Next Wed 4/24 5:30-7pm
Where: Lucky 8’s China House, 1407 14th Ave Seattle, WA
Cost: $10 for LeadNOW Members; $15 for General Public | Buy Your Ticket NOW! Your ticket include: a fun networking experience, on beer or glass of wine and a little munchies.
Become a member of LeadNOW today and get the member rate!
Learn more about LeadNOW by visiting out website or email Ben@seattleworks.org.