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At United Way Bay Area, we’d like your suggestions to help us build the best fiduciary board and advisory council possible. The Board of Directors focuses on governance, fiduciary duties and overall strategy and this year will grow from 9 to 13 members. We also are recruiting for our Advisory Council, which focuses on United Way Bay Area’s programs and impact, the communities we serve, and increasing awareness and support for our work. There are currently 19 members, and we plan to grow the Advisory Council to 40 members over the next two years. We’re looking for candidates for both the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council who can help us better reflect the full range of experiences, perspectives and demographics of our 8 county region.


Board of Directors Expectations and Commitments final Oct 21 (PDF)
Advisory Council Expectations and Commitments final Oct 21 (PDF)


A full listing of our governance and advisory bodies and subcommittees can be found here.
All nominations are welcome, and we are prioritizing the selection of new Board and Advisory Council members who possess one or more of the following characteristics:

  • identify as women or non-binary
  • identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and/or Asian/Pacific Islander
  • identify as LGBTQ+
  • live and/or work in Napa, Marin, Solano, Contra Costa or Santa Clara Counties
  • have lived experience with our programs
  • work in technology or biotech sectors
  • lead nonprofit or labor organizations that are focused on issues that UWBA works on
  • Work in public sector, particularly at the County or Community College levels
  • experience in finance, fundraising, marketing, legal or strategic planning on a nonprofit board

Please submit your recommended candidate using this form.