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Chronic Illness Nonprofit Seeking New Board Members

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The Center for Chronic Illness: Board of Directors Overview

The Center for Chronic Illness is looking for individuals to join the board of directors who are passionate about helping those living with and impacted by chronic illness and have time, resources, and connections to contribute to the cause. The Center for Chronic Illness is a grassroots nonprofit organization based in Seattle, WA, serving those impacted by chronic illness nationally. The organization, which formed in 2016, doubled its budget over the past year and needs additional board members to help support continued growth. For this reason, the board is currently focused on fundraising and we are recruiting new board members interested in fundraising. As we continue to grow, we acknowledge the disproportionate impact of chronic illness on BIPOC communities, and we are committed to racial equity within our organization and at the board level. BIPOC individuals as well as those impacted by chronic illness are encouraged to apply.

Benefits of Board Membership of a New Organization

  • Networking opportunities
  • Career building
  • Philanthropic work
  • Learning new skills
  • Leadership
  • Collegiality

Board Responsibilities :

  • Attend monthly board meetings and actively engage in the goals and mission of the organization
  • Serve on a board committee (i.e.board recruitment, fundraising, sponsorship committees), and attend and engage in committee meetings
  • Provide fiscal oversight of the organization in collaboration with other board members
  • Contribute financially to the organization based on individual giving ability
  • Set the strategic direction of the organization
  • Attend fundraising events and invite contacts to donate and attend fundraising events
  • Establish policies for the organization and adjust bylaws as necessary
  • Secure funding through networking and fundraising for the organization
  • Evaluate the executive director
  • Assist in developing sponsorships and partnerships for the organization
  • Evaluate programs and services provided by the organization and suggest changes as needed
  • Create and monitor the long-term plan for the organization and manage changes
  • Recruit and support future board officers
  • Approve organizational contracts as appropriate

The role of the board of directors will be to hold responsibility for the legal, financial, and overall best interest of the organization. Board members must commit to serving a minimum of two years, though breaks or extended vacations of board members will be allowed on a case by case basis. After the initial two years, board members can decide to leave or may stay on the board for additional terms. Please note, this is a volunteer board and there is no compensation for joining.

If a board member is seen as not following the above agreed upon duties, or if they are negatively impacting the mission and/or growth of the organization they may be dismissed from their role.

If you would like to apply, please contact executive director, Allison Fine at (425) 296-2705 or executivedirector@thecenterforchronicillness.org . Interested parties will need to submit a letter of interest as well as a current resume. Please note, CCI will be conducting interviews of interested applicants in fall 2022 and new board members would begin in January 2023.

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PO BOX 31193, SEATTLE, WA 98103, US

Mission Statement

The Center for Chronic Illness promotes well-being and decreases isolation for those impacted by chronic illness through support and education.


The Center for Chronic Illness was founded in 2016, with the goal of filling a needed social service gap in the community and providing free, professional, emotional support to those impacted by chronic illness. The organization has now grown to offer nine, ongoing, free, monthly support groups facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. Our support groups are held across the greater Seattle area as well as via the web on the Support Groups Central platform - https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/CCI. The organization hopes to continue to grow in our supportive and educational program offerings both for those impacted by chronic illness as well as for healthcare professionals.


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Legal (General)
  • Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment for new board members is between 4-6 hours per month.
  • Prospective board members should be able to attend board meetings (currently meeting virtually) on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.

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