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We are seeking Board Member applicants who believe in the Girls on the Run (GOTR) mission and vision, are adept at strategic planning, are interested in fundraising and advocacy on behalf of Girls on the Run, and are leaders in formal or informal capacities.

GOTR is dedicated to ensuring staff and volunteers are trained to understand social context, create positive inclusive environments, and build genuine relationships. We strive to recruit staff and volunteers who reflect the vibrant communities we provide programming in including Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waupaca, and Winnebago counties. We strongly encourage people of color, people of differing abilities, and individuals who identify in the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

Even if you don’t feel you meet the areas described, we encourage you to apply as everyone brings important backgrounds and experiences that can positively impact the future of our organization! We look forward to meeting with you to learn more about your passion for our mission!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the time commitment to be a board member? There is an expectation to attend 75% of board meetings each year and meetings are every other month for two hours and are available in-person or virtually.   In addition to board meetings, board members commit to participating in one committee (IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and access), Development (Marketing & Fund Development), Site Development, Governance, or Finance) and committees meet either monthly or bi-monthly. For more information on time commitment please contact us and we can give you more specifics and examples.

What if I don’t have any board experience? Can I still be a board member? Yes, everyone brings different experiences and expertise to the board of directors and that is what makes you so valuable.  We hope that you will gain professional and personal development while serving on our board of directors and help us further our mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident.

What are the opportunities for professional development? We have a lot of wonderful opportunities for professional development including but not limited to serving in an executive position on the board (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Leads), attending different leadership sessions in the community (Board Academy and other workshops through the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative), national Girls on the Run trainings and webinars, attending the Girls on the Run national Summit (held every 2 years).

A Board Interest Application can be submitted here:

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