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Iowa and Nebraska Advisory Board Member

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National Kidney Foundation

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The Board of Advisors is responsible for providing leadership and advancing the organization's mission-based outcomes and fundraising initiatives.

Who We Are

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is a major voluntary nonprofit health organization dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

The NKF is headquartered in New York City and has 27 field offices, of which The NKF of Iowa and Nebraska is one. Our office covers a 192-county area spanning the entire states of Iowa and Nebraska. It has its own budget and uses any money raised from local fundraising initiatives toward local programmatic efforts such as:
  • Educational Seminars for the Community
  • Medical Professional Education
  • Transplant/Living Donor Workshops
  • Health Fairs and Community Outreach (currently on-hold due to COVID-19)
  • Kidney Health Screenings in the Community (currently on-hold due to COVID-19)
  • Drive for Dialysis for Patients
  • Advocacy Efforts to Better the lives of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients and Living Donors
  • Patient Symposiums
  • Pediatric Awareness Initiatives
  • Online and Printed resources for Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment of CKD
  • Year-Round Initiatives not tied to NKF signature programs for the betterment of community care

Why Join the NKF Board

The local office of the NKF depends on dependable, mission and outcome-driven community leaders to be door openers for the organization to corporate, healthcare, and community partners. NKF Board of Advisor members have the benefit of networking with other community leaders, supporting a great cause, and being change-makers in the renal community.
In our two-state region, more than 1.8 million people are at risk of CKD, more than 770.000 people HAVE kidney disease and about 90% of them do not know it. That means more than 690,000 people in our own area have no idea they are affected by CKD. In addition, 12 people in the US die waiting for a kidney transplant each day. 20 more are taken off the waitlist due to no longer being healthy enough to receive a kidney. {eople are dying each day because of the lack of education and resources- all of which the NKF has. Through education, advocacy, and programmatic initiatives, the NKF Aims to change those statistics through outcome-driven results and depends on the Board of Advisors to help be the voice for the voiceless.

Board of Advisors Expectations 2021

Each Advisory Board Member is expected to contribute to the organization in the following areas:

  • Accept a leadership position as a member on at least one committee or serve as a board officer
    • Kidney Walk, NKF Golf Classic, Programming
    • Board Chair, Additional Board Leadership roles
  • Make NKF a philanthropic priority as demonstrated through an annual individual financial contribution of any amount and by raising your portion of the annual Give and Get
    • Engage in board, individual, and corporate solicitations, and donor cultivation
  • Contribute credibility, visibility, expertise, and contacts to the organization by:
    • Sponsoring or recruiting sponsorship funds to support our signature fundraising events and for patient and professional programs
    • Provide access to corporations, foundations, individual, and major gift prospects
    • Provide access to in-kind gifts such as auction items, food & beverage, etc.
    • Recruit new healthcare partners to advance our patient and program initiatives
  • Be a public champion by:
    • Understanding NKF's strategic plan and mission
    • Representing NKF in the community
    • Recruiting additional supporters, volunteers, and board members
    • Addressing the needs of patients and professionals through thoughtful development and implementation of key programs
    • Becoming engaged in advocacy efforts through our legislative priorities
  • Additional Expectations
    • Attend four 90 minute Board meetings per year
    • Meet the minimum Give and Get each fiscal year
    • Attend one NKF fundraising event (Kidney Walk, NKF Golf Classic, NKF Social, Team Kidney
    • Attend at least one program (KEEP Healthy or Your Kidneys and You) or donor cultivation reception
    • Engage their Rolodex of corporate, healthcare, and community partners with the NKF mission to drive impact and programmatic change
Well Qualified candidates will have
  • Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments
  • A track record of building credibility in your community
  • A commitment and an understanding of the NKF's mission and constituents
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of others

If interested, please email for a Board of Directors application.

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About National Kidney Foundation


3850 Merle Hay Road, #319, Des Moines, IA 50310, US

Mission Statement

The National Kidney Foundation is the major voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.


The National Kidney Foundation offers free health screenings for kidney disease, public and professional education programs, advocacy to make patients' voices heard through legislative action, and a vital research program to identify new clinical treatments. The NKF achieves life-saving results today through the contributions of a generous public including participation in NKF signature initiatives such as Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation program, Kidney Walks, and the NKF Golf Classic.

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