After taking a Seattle Works course last fall about nonprofit board service, I found this great organization in need of board members and agreed to sign on. The mission of Flash Volunteer is to connect organizations and volunteers with high-tech solutions that make it easier for a volunteer to find local events that interest them across many organizations and easier for the organizations to communicate with their neighborhood volunteer community. We believe our combination of great web tools and useful mobile applications plus API integrations with other volunteer networks and event managers will be valuable enough for the Seattle volunteer community that it will be a test case to expand across the US and Canada. It’s an especially interesting project for me as there are a lot of parallels between the Flash Volunteer operating model and the Cobalt one.
The Board of Directors is a great group of people and I’m excited to make some friends who happen to share my passion for Seattle’s grassroots community-building spirit!