Seattle Works: Bridging the Gap for Volunteer Leaders

The following post originally appeared on Seattle Works’ blog. Check out the fantastic volunteer leadership program they run called The Bridge! Thanks to the program, we landed our fantastic Communications Committee chair, Kristen Grant. Check out her story below.

“I participated in The Bridge program in the Fall of 2011 and connected with a number of great organizations seeking new board members. No two boards are alike, and The Bridge prepared me to ask the right questions – of the nonprofits and of myself – while exploring opportunities for board service to find a great mutual fit.

I really connected with Team Up for Nonprofit’s mission to build capacity for nonprofit organizations by cultivating a new generation of engaged supporters through the power of music and social media. In addition to providing monetary support through the funds raised at Team Up’s Gigs4Good shows, Team Up helps each nonprofit build awareness with young audiences and develop a strong foundation for future outreach and engagement. I enjoy volunteering for a number of different types of nonprofits, from animal rescues to conservation organizations, so I especially appreciate the opportunity to support a variety of local nonprofits through my work with the Team Up board.

The board of directors is young and actively involved, and the passion of Ryan Hodgson, Team Up’s founder and president, for the organization and the local nonprofit community is consistently inspiring.  As the Communications Committee chair, I work with over a dozen volunteers who lend their skills to build excitement for each upcoming Gigs4Good show, outreach to music and nonprofit bloggers and engage our online following.  I look forward to helping this young and growing nonprofit continue to bring together Seattle’s music and nonprofit communities to support many deserving local nonprofits in 2012.”       -Kristen Grant

Want to follow Kristen’s lead?

Sign up for the next Bridge training course starting on Sat 2/25 – http://www.seattleworks.org/bridgesignup

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