Board Member - Master Fundraiser/Virtual Events Planner
Building Community Bridges, Inc.
As a nonprofit working in relatively unknown rural communities in Togo and Ghana in West Africa, we need an expert board member with solid experience who can help us develop a strong diversified short and long term fundraising plan. We are looking for someone who is passionate about our cause of providing sustainable interventions in rural communities and can help us ensure that we get the funds to achieve our mission. As a small organization, we must find new approaches to obtaining the funds to support our growth. We are seeking a board member knowledgeable about the "industry of philanthropy" Primary role will be to provide guidance for the development of annual and longer range fundraising plan, and alert the staff to fundraising trends and opportunities.
About Building Community Bridges, Inc.
244 5TH AVENUE SUITE E283, NEW YORK, NY 10001, US
Our mission is to partner with villages in rural West Africa to elevate the quality of life and to effect endogenous change that will enable the villagers to become self-reliant, self-sufficient and have less dependency on foreign aid. We aim to achieve this through dual efforts in sustainable rice cultivation, and by acting as a bridge to education and resources for the villages.
Building Community Bridges is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New York City operating projects in Togo and Ghana. Our mission is to stimulate sustainable and self-directed community and economic development in West Africa through our social entrepreneurial CEDI program. Our past projects have included providing access to clean water in Koussougba, creating a water sanitation and hygiene program to reduce the spread of waterborne illness, and installation of Ecosan toilets in Togo. Most recently, BCB partnered with an agricultural community in Ho, Ghana, to implement a sustainable rice-cultivation project which is now owned by that community. We are presently focused on building a rice processing center in this region. Also, we are expanding our mission to connect the African Diaspora to entrepreneurial development opportunities in West Africa.