Board Opportunities

Great Plains Institute


For more than 25 years, the Great Plains Institute’s leaders and experts have built relationships with governments, businesses, communities, and across diverse viewpoints to power transformative solutions that improve people’s lives.

Strategic Priorities

To create the system conditions necessary for the US to achieve the following: ​

Economic opportunity and well-paying jobs ​

A more just society in which the costs and benefits of decarbonizing our economy are shared equitably by all ​

Clean, resilient communities and healthy natural systems ​

Reductions in harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030, on the path toward net-zero emissions by midcentury or sooner

Annual Budget: $15 million – Earned Income, Foundations, Individual Contributions, Government Grants or Contracts


Great Plains Institute is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Management and Leadership


  • Number of members currently: 4
  • Meeting time and frequency:  4 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: Minneapolis
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes


  • Time Expectation: Up to 8 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: Yes
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
    • Committees: Executive, Finance
  • Length of Term: 3 Years
  • Renewable: Yes

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2801 21st Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407


Accelerate the transition to net-zero carbon emissions for the benefit of people, the economy, and the environment.