Expressions of Interest – Board Member for indigo foundation

We are seeking expressions of interest for a new Board Member to join the indigo foundation Board. 

This is a great chance to join a skilled and supportive Board. We are looking for candidates who have a strong commitment to community-led development and gender justice, and expertise in fundraising, philanthropy and/or income generation. We believe that diversity will make us a stronger organisation and we particularly encourage candidates with lived experience in the global south or lived experience as a member of a diaspora community within Australia to apply. 

About indigo foundation

indigo foundation is an innovative and independent community development organisation based in Australia. For over 20 years, we have supported grassroots organisations to pursue their development goals. We currently partner with 13 local partners across seven countries. We are a proudly nimble and creative organisation, with committed volunteers and supporters across Australia.

We support local community partners to empower women and girls, improve education and health outcomes, secure better livelihoods for families and defend their human rights. We believe powerful and positive change is achieved through community control over decision-making, honest communication between communities and ourselves and building strong community organisations. We know from the evidence that community-led development works to transform lives and build more resilient communities. Our approach to partnership is built on respect, mutual learning and accepting that progress and setbacks are a normal part of community development.

About the role

We are looking for people who can demonstrate an understanding of indigo’s guiding principles – community ownership, equity, transparency and sustainability – and are motivated by our community development approach. In addition, we are looking for someone who can bring knowledge and expertise in fundraising, income generation and donor relationships including experience with some or all of the following:

  • grants from philanthropic trusts and foundations
  • funding from government agencies 
  • private donors, events and crowdfunding.

Board experience is welcome but not essential.

Over and above their governance role, Board members generally carry responsibility for other activities that fit their skills and the organisation’s needs.

The board comprises nine people from varied professional backgrounds and meets four times a year on Sundays. In addition, Board members may be invited to participate in working groups in their area of expertise or interest. Looking to the future it is likely we will embrace a mix of Zoom and face to face meetings. The role can be based anywhere in Australia.

indigo foundation is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation – we believe that diversity will make us stronger and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We particularly encourage candidates with lived experience in the global south or lived experience as a member of a diaspora community within Australia to apply. 

How to apply

To submit an expression of interest for this role, please send your CV and a letter detailing your interest and the experience you would bring. 

Applications close at 6.00 pm on Friday 30 September. Further information and applications to Robin Brown, Board member, indigo foundation: