Words Beats & Life Board Member


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


St Stephens Church1525 Newton St NWWashington, DC 20010


Join the leadership of Words Beats & Life, a hip-hop non-profit in Washington, D.C. The Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization and works with the staff to set priorities for each fiscal year, approves the annual budget and helps meet our fundraising goals for the year. We have been fortunate enough to always have a diverse board in terms of income, ages, gender, and cultural identity. We expect that to remain true as we continue to recruit new board members. We place value continuing to diversify our board around things like education, ability status, orientation, religious identity, country of origin, being a Hip-Hop artist (all the elements), and city of residence.


1. Attends in person and phone board meetings.

2. Participate in planning committee for Words Beats & Life Festival.

3. Review, revise, and approve organization financials and programmatic updated on a quarterly basis.

4. Participate in either one fundraising campaigns a year, or a corporate sponsorship committee for our annual festival.

5. Participate in the annual review of the Executive Director

6. Share the work of WBL on your social media, traditional media and at WBL events.


You agree that you will:

Promote the mission of WBL in my personal and professional life

Represent WBL to your friends and the public at large

Commit at least two years to the Board of Directors

Actively recruit potential Board Members

Play a role in actively fund raising

Attend at least 75% of board meetings, which happen every three months

Play an active role in one sub-committee

Make a minimal annual personal contribution to WBL in the amount of $750, and work to raise $3,000-$5,000

Agree to participate in virtual and in-person training that will make you a more effective board member

Accept moral, legal and financial responsibility for WBL Inc.

Play the governance role of monitoring and contributing to the WBL Strategic Plan

Ideal Candidates have the following Careers:

Law Firm (4th Year or Jr. Partner)

Banker (business development officer)

Real estate Professionals

Financial Advisor

Special Event Planning

Program Evaluator

Advertising Firm

Media (TV, Radio and Print)

Human Resources Expert

STEM Careers



  • Budgeting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Financial Planning
  • Market Research

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per month
  • BE Fresh!

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