Board Opportunities

FamilyWise Services


FamilyWise first became a presence in the Twin Cities in the 1970s. We were a small group of dedicated women providing support to mothers balancing prison with parenting. Over the decades, we’ve evolved. Today, FamilyWise is a comprehensive, family service agency that provides parent education, wraparound for youth, supervised visitation and childcare. Despite our growth – the expansion of who we serve, how we meet their needs, what systems they’re involved in or barriers they’re experiencing – our focus has remained the same. We’re here in the Twin Cities to ensure that children are in a community where they’re thriving.

Strategic Priories

  • Parent interactions maintain safety and well-being
  • Families are connected to community resources
  • Families reach self-efficacy, children are meeting development milestones
  • Children are living in a community setting rather than in an institution

Annual budget: $2.9M – Foundations, Government grants or contracts, Program service fees


FamilyWise is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Strategic and Business Planning

Board members with self-identified diversity and a desire to give voice to youth/parents are the most needed qualities for new members.


  • Number of members currently: 11
  • Meeting time and frequency:  7 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: Minneapolis


  • Time Expectation: Up to 8 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: Yes, at a level meaningful to the board member.
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
  • Length of Term: 2 Years
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes

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3036 University Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN 55414


Strengthening families by promoting the safety, stability, and well-being of children.