2022 Reuse Minnesota Board of Directors election

September 1, 2022

The Reuse Minnesota Board of Directors is made up of individuals who are passionate about reuse. The board currently functions as a hybrid of a working board and an advisory/oversight board. To support organizational needs, board members serve on teams (finance, fund development, governance, membership, personnel, strategic planning) and work collaboratively with staff. The Board is made up of officers (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary) and members at large. 

We currently have six (6) open board positions and are seeking individuals from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from owners and employees of reuse businesses, BIPOC individuals, people with experience in fundraising and member recruitment, and individuals in Greater Minnesota.

Full description of the board role and time expectations 

Board application form

Strong candidates demonstrate

    • commitment to expanding the mission, vision, and initiatives of Reuse Minnesota
    • capacity to share skills that strengthen the organization
    • enthusiasm for reuse (resale, repair, rental, repurposing), recognizing the environmental, economic, and social benefits of these activities
    • interest in connecting with reuse businesses and building an inclusive, diverse statewide network

Current organization skill needs

Individuals with the following skill sets are especially encouraged to apply. 

    • Fund development – securing individual donations, organizing fundraising campaigns, identifying and applying for government or foundation grants, obtaining corporate sponsorships, securing other in-kind donations or using pro bono services.
    • Membership recruitment - engaging with reuse, rental, and repair organizations around the state, highlighting the benefits of joining Reuse Minnesota, and helping to expand our membership network.


If you are interested in being a part of Reuse Minnesota’s Board of Directors, complete this form no later than October 7, 2022.

If you prefer, you may email your responses to president@reusemn.org (subject line: Board application). 

    • Full name, phone number, where you are located (city/state)
    • Short bio (150 words or less)
    • Why do you want to serve on the Reuse Minnesota Board of Directors?
    • Relevant skills (nonprofit board experience, fundraising, grant writing, budgeting, member recruitment, business ownership, public policy, strategic planning, etc.)
    • Relevant experience with reuse and sustainability (e.g. work, volunteering, personal interest)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted with finalists the week of October 10. Voting by members will take place October 17 - November 1. Individuals who are elected will be contacted no later than November 9. New board members will be introduced at the annual meeting on November 15.

Questions may be directed to the board president at president@reusemn.org.

Reuse Minnesota was founded in 2012 and is a member-based nonprofit that works on behalf of repair, resale, and rental businesses to promote the reuse economy in the state of Minnesota.

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