© Variety - the Children's Charity of Northern California

Variety - the Children’s Charity of Northern California is a registered non-profit charitable organization (Federal Tax ID: 94-1075155). All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.



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02. Meet a Board Member

03. Interview

04. Attend an Event

05. Attend a Board Meeting


We need to have people on the board who are influential in the community; who can contribute financially and in-kind; who are well connected, through both their career or socially, to people who have the potential to support Variety; who are willing to assist Variety; who can look to the future; and who can encourage others to be involved and supportive of our mission and programs.

We are seeking these people! Are you one of them? Take the first step and find out. Give us a call or drop us an email so we can set up a phone call, have a cup of coffee, or grab a beer. It’s an informal way for one of our board members to meet you, answer any questions you may have, and tell you more about Variety.
Email, or call 415-781-3894.

A member of Variety – The Children’s Charity of Northern California Board serves for one-two (2) year term and may stand for re-election for two additional consecutive two (2) year terms. The maximum term shall be six (6) years. Members are expected to fulfill the following responsibilities during their respective terms of services.


  • Strive to raise resources, both financial and human to support the programs of Variety. 

  • Each Board member is responsible for generating approximately $2,500 in cash 

  • Each Board Member must be a member of Variety (this is applied to Variety’s $2,500 fundraising goal) 

  • Accept financial responsibility and try their best to either purchase or sell tickets or tables to annual fundraising events.

  • Provide a list of 10 contacts each year for solicitation as part of Variety of Friends Campaign.



  • Term is 2 years.

  • Actively participate on at least one Board committee during the first year.

  • Chair a committee or actively participate on two committees in subsequent years.

  • Serve a minimum of 8 hours a month in volunteer time

  • Be willing to serve as an officer during second term on the Board.

  • Assist in the recruitment of new Board members working to fulfill Variety’s goal of each board member recruits one new member during their term.

  • Advocate on behalf of Variety Children’s Charity and bring personal influence to bear on its mission.



  • Attend regularly scheduled Board meetings – every month - and standing committee meetings.

  • Attend the following each year: Annual Black Tie or like event, at least one Variety at Work event, and Annual Board Retreat twice a year.

  • Attend Member events



Ensures the effective action of the board in governing and supporting the organization, and oversees board more


Acts as the president/chair in his or her absence; assists the president/chair on the above or other specified more


Maintains records of the board and ensures effective management of the organization’ more


Manages the board’s review of, and action related to, the board’s financial more

BOARD MEMBER (non-officer)

Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings. Stays informed more

(non-voting, non-board member)

Keep interested persons engaged with Variety of Northern California. Evaluate the more