Wellspring 2018 Luncheon_Associate Board

Join our Associate Board

The Wellspring Associate Board (WAB) is a volunteer group of young professionals who are making a difference in their community through helping children and families transition out of homelessness and find stability.

Wellspring Shoe Carnival

Why join the WAB?

  • Learn about non-profit governance and board leadership through a robust board development curriculum
  • Give back to the community in a significant way
  • Develop leadership skills outside the work environment
  • Gain understanding of the non-profit sector
  • Gain experience in organizing and carrying out fundrainsing events
  • Network with a like-minded cohort of people from a variety of professions

Wellspring 2017 Luncheon, Joe Nguyen speaking

Leadership Training via Wellspring's Board Development Curriculum:

Session 1: Ending the Cycle of Family Homelessness

Session 2: Why Cultural Competency and Trauma Informed Care Matters 

Session 3: Wellspring's Social Enterprises

Session 4: Homelessness: Issues & Advocacy

Session 5: Board Basics

Session 6: Best Practices in Board Governance

Session 7: Fundraising

Session 8: Foundations of Financial Management

Session 9: Board Development

Session 10: Managing the CEO

What's my expected commitment?

  • Commit to a two-year term with the option to renew for a second term
  • Serve as community ambassadors for Wellspring
  • Attend the Lasting Change Luncheon and other Wellspring events, bringing guests from their personal networks, including collegues, friends, family, etc.
  • Attend meetings regularly (meeting schedule includes 9 - 10 meetings a year including some joint meetings with the Wellspring Board of Directors)
  • Participate in committees to advance WAB initiatives
  • Make a personally meaningful finacial gift each year

Want to learn more? Contact Asa Tate, Chief Development Officer, at atate@wellspringfs.org or call 206.902.4231.