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Directors have ultimate responsibility for the governance of FinAbility, ensuring it delivers its charitable objectives and is financially sound and legally compliant. FinAbility is based in Oregon and governed by Oregon State and United States federal law. The Board’s role is to ensure that the organization grows according to its mission and establishes itself as a mature, robust nonprofit. Key responsibilities include:

  • Raise financial and other resources necessary to operate;
  • Actively partner with executive leadership in strategic planning;
  • Exercise programmatic oversight;
  • Exercise fiduciary oversight
  • Provide policy direction and guidance;
  • Manage its board affairs, including the education, training, evaluation and development of board members and the assessment of its performance.

Board members are also expected to share their insights and ideas and to push and question management thinking. A culture of open discussion and debate is not only encouraged but necessary.


  • Term Length: Two-years
  • Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours a month
  • Board Meetings: Four times a year, or more frequently as may be required. Meetings are generally two hours long and take place between 9 am and 5 pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
  • Committees: Each Director is expected to sit on at least one Board committee, which holds meetings at least quarterly.


We are looking for new board members who are passionate about FinAbility’s mission. Past board experience is desired but not required. Candidates who have no prior board experience must be willing to educate themselves and attend any training provided by the Board.

The board aims to reflect the diversity of the population FinAbility serves and encourages persons of all faiths, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, race, ethnicity, disability, or political affiliation to apply.

Candidates must be good communicators with strong character and integrity, value accountability, possess sound strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, and have the ability to effect change.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Lived experience with domestic abuse and/or stalking
  • Fundraising
  • Survivor advocacy
  • Law
  • Prior nonprofit board experience

In addition to particular sector expertise, candidates should be able to offer FinAbility links to foundations, influential persons, media, professionals/partners or financial institutions to support our growth and maturation.

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About FinAbility


5331 S Macadam Ave, Ste 258 PMB 1004, Portland, OR 97239, US

Mission Statement

We financially empower survivors of domestic abuse.


Using our backgrounds in tech and finance, we build digital tools that make financial education and resources accessible to survivors through a trauma-informed lens.

Survivor voices inform everything we do. Together, we're working towards a future in which everyone has the financial security to live free from abuse and thrive.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Board Development
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Board Development, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building




  • Term Length: Two-years‍ Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours a month

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