Announcements / November 7, 2019

2019 Call for Board of Director Nominations

Global Ties U.S. is now accepting nominations for our Board of Directors from Community-Based Members. Details for the nomination process are noted below.

To submit a nomination, please use the form here.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Shuklabaidya at


Global Ties U.S. relies on its Board of Directors to drive strategy, assess effectiveness, and ensure adequate financial resources. Prospective members can expect a fast-paced and rewarding experience, helping to lead a dynamic and evolving organization. Board terms are three years in length and require a commitment to ongoing committee work, fundraising, strategic planning, and making a financial contribution. Members can serve up to two three-year terms. During the next two months, we are seeking a new board member for a three year term beginning March 1, 2020.

Based on a recent needs assessment conducted by the Board of Directors, Global Ties U.S. seeks a leader from a Community-Based Member organization that is preferably located in the U.S. South, Mid-Atlantic, or New England regions.

Global Ties U.S. board members are to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide thought leadership, strategic vision, and organizational direction for Global Ties U.S.;
  • Assist the organization with development, partnership formation, and fundraising;
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity;
  • Satisfy all fiduciary and legal responsibilities;
  • Advocate for Global Ties U.S. mission, and person-to-person exchanges at the local, state, and federal levels;
  • Provide general oversight of the organization and act to strengthen the organization and affiliates;
  • Attend and participate actively in three board meetings per year (at least two are required to stay in good standing), which take place in the following locations:
    • March (starting in 2021) – Washington, DC
    • July – Various domestic locations
    • November – Washington, DC
  • Serve on at least one Global Ties U.S. Board committee, and attend and participate actively in Board committee meetings;
  • Make a minimum annual contribution of $1,000, support Global Ties U.S. fundraising efforts, and otherwise consider Global Ties U.S. to be a philanthropic priority;
  • Follow all Global Ties U.S. Board policies, including the conflict of interest, confidentiality, and expense/travel policies.

Prospective board members can be nominated by a current Global Ties U.S. Board or Advisory Council member, OR by an employee or board member of a Global Ties Network member. Nominations are due on or before December 5, 2019.

I.  Information for Nominators

If you are nominating a candidate, you must supply a one-page letter of recommendation, the nominating form, and materials listed below in Section III, which will be gathered from the candidate. All materials must be submitted at the time of nomination.

II.  Summary of Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership success at a Community-Based Member, preferably from the U.S. South, Mid-Atlantic, or New England regions;
  • A commitment to and understanding of the Global Ties U.S. mission and organization;
  • A proven understanding of at least one of the following areas: public diplomacy, international exchange programs, internationally focused nonprofit organizations, foreign affairs, and/or nonprofit development/management;
  • Three or more years leadership experience, with a thorough understanding of the responsibilities of serving on a nonprofit or association board;
  • Strong strategic planning and problem-solving skills;
  • Commitment to fundraising for the organization, including willingness to make an annual financial contribution to Global Ties U.S. and to raise additional funds through corporate gifts and sponsorships, grant writing, donations and/or new ideas;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and passion;
  • Diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships, facilitating dialogue, and building consensus among diverse individuals.

III.  Candidate Application Materials

Please have the candidate submit a curriculum vitae (including volunteer & board experience), a one-page statement of intentionoutlining why the applicant wishes to provide leadership for Global Ties U.S., and two references.

IV.  Additional Information / Where to Send Applications

The Global Ties U.S. Board of Directors invites nominations of qualified candidates for board membership. Nominations are due on or before December 5, 2019. The Global Ties U.S. Board will review submissions and contact selected candidates for further screening. The selection of board members will take place at January 2020 board meeting.

Candidates selected for further screening must be prepared for at least one telephone interview with a Global Ties U.S. Governance Committee member and President & CEO, Katherine Brown. Applicants with incomplete information will not be considered. Candidates can expect a response by the end of January 2020.

New Director’s term will start on March 1, 2020. Terms are three years, with a maximum of two successive terms. A Director’s year of service starts on March 1 and ends on February 28 the following calendar year. Directors are asked to make a financial contribution by September 30 of each year.

Please use the online form to send your nomination.