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Grateful Living Seeking Board Members

As we embark on our 2024-2027 Strategic Plan, we are seeking candidates to join our growing board of directors and support our organizational impact.


We are a global nonprofit organization that was founded in 1969 to empower people to live meaningful lives through the transformative practice of grateful living. Our evidence-based programs, educational workshops and courses, retreats, and the content on our website are designed to support daily life and connection during times of joy and adversity.

The Grateful Living Board of Directors is comprised of mission-driven, ambitious, and innovative leaders across sectors and disciplines. This group is charged with the oversight of our governance, financial stewardship, and strategic growth.

As we embark on our 2024-2027 Strategic Plan, we are seeking candidates to join our growing team and support our organizational impact.

What’s Ahead for Grateful Living

By 2027 we will:

  1. Increase our audience by 150% from 100,000 to 250,000.
  2. Be financially sustainable with a cash reserve and more resources to grow the staff and programs.
  3. We will expand our local, national, and global programs to meet the needs of those yearning for connection, meaning, and purpose through partnerships and content development.

The Organizational Opportunity:

We are working to answer the following questions:

The Opportunity to Serve

The Board of Directors

This leadership role is responsible for supporting the CEO and the organization with both organizational governance and strategies to advance its mission. This is a three-year term. Board members are expected to:

  1. Meet quarterly
  2. Be engaged through participation on a committee each month
  3. Make a meaningful donation or support solicitation to obtain funds, partnerships, or opportunities that materialize resources.

Candidates Attributes We Seek:

We are seeking candidates who have strengths in one or several of the below areas: 

Our Process

If you are interested, you are encouraged to apply before November 10, 2023. 

  1. On November 10, we will begin reviewing all applications and reach out to candidates who we believe can help us meet our goals. 
  2. Following preliminary conversations, final candidates will be presented to the Nominating Committee for an interview.
  3. Top candidates will go before the board for a vote before January 1, 2024. 

Application Form

Please note: We are a small and mighty team, but we have limited resources. We are grateful for everyone’s application, but it is unlikely that we will be able to respond to every applicant. Please know that all materials will be read and received with a grateful heart. If you don’t hear from us, do know that we are saving all inquiries and interests for future needs. Although we are filling only 4 spots, our needs will continue to grow in time. Thank you so much for your time and your application.

– The Grateful Living Board of Directors