Join Us – 2023 CFNL Board Nominations (Extended to April 14)

CFNL is recruiting members to join its board of directors. 

New members have an exciting opportunity to shape an organization with national relevance while grounding it in the beauty and strengths of the people who call Newfoundland and Labrador home and the place that’s given us all so much. 

The organization’s priorities over the next 3-5 years are: 

  1. Ensure that decision-making at the board and committee level is representative of the communities we serve and embedded in inclusivity and equity. 
  2. Evolve CFNL’s Donor Services and Granting to allow people to give in ways that have meaning to them and the greatest positive difference in the community. 
  3. Enhance CFNL’s community leadership, including Vital Signs, to best support the community in achieving an equitable and sustainable future. 

About The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s (CFNL) vision is thriving Newfoundland and Labrador communities where everyone belongs. We support this by stewarding funds and connecting diverse people, ideas and resources.  

Established in 2001, CFNL stewards more than $2 million in philanthropic investment for the benefit of the province. We’re part of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), the national network for Canada’s 200+ community foundations that, combined, holds $7 billion in resources and reaches 90 percent of the country’s geography. 

Our work takes place in three areas:

  1. Donor Services – stewarding 39 funds on behalf of donors and charities. 
  2. Granting – Making grants from funds stewarded by CFNL and through granting partnerships as part of the Community Foundations of Canada network. 
  3. Community Leadership – Connecting diverse people, ideas and resources through initiatives like Vital Signs NL and participating in a wide array of local, regional and national conversations about the community sector and philanthropy.  

Sharing Your Gifts

Our Board works as a team, and each member has different experiences and skills. We are looking for the following to add to the existing board’s strengths. 

  • Investment expertise 
  • Marketing and communications expertise
  • Experience in the community sector or social innovation
  • Fund development expertise
  • Lived experience not already represented at the Board table (especially folks who live outside the Northeast Avalon, are under 40, and/or identify as being part of an equity-deserving community such as racialized or Indigenous persons, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, persons with disabilities)

All Board members should have the following:

  • 5-10 hours per month to dedicate to CFNL work over a 3-year term
  • A commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in their personal and professional lives. 

NOTE: Applications from people anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador or who are connected to the province are welcome. Meetings are conducted remotely or in a hybrid format. 

Share Your Interest By April 14 (Note deadline extension)

We ask all applicants to answer these questions as part of their expression of interest:

  1. Why are you interested in CFNL’s mission and its work? 
  2. Tell us what skills and experience you can contribute to the Board. See above for a list of current priority skillsets and backgrounds. 

Submit your expression of interest by April 14, 2023 (note – deadline extension). You can use any of the following formats

  • 1-2 page letter – submit to
  • 3-5 minute video recording – submit to as an attachment or link.
  • A recorded conversation with the Executive Director by phone or zoom (approximately 20 minutes) – contact Nicole Dawe at or (709) 221-1030 or book a time here before April 14. 
  • Optional – Submit a resume or CV. 

Selected applicants will be notified within eight weeks of the deadline and brought forward as a slate of nominations at CFNL’s June AGM.