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Mon Aug 01, 2016 - Wed Aug 01, 2018


1525 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 in 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. Skills listed below are ideal, and in the best case a prospect board member should have at least one of them.


1. Attends in person and phone board meetings and important related meetings.

2. Participate in planning committee for Remixing the Art of Social Change, our annual Teach-In.

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

4. Participate in two fundraising campaigns a year, one of which involves the use of your own social media.

5. Participate in the annual review of the Executive Director

6. Share the work of WBL on your social media.


You agree that you will minimally

Promote the mission of WBL in my personal and professional life

Represent WBL to my 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 $5,000

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

Accept moral, legal and financial responsibility for WBL Inc.

Reply to all e-mails that require a response, and all phone calls that need a response within 48 hours

Be on time for meeting and if I am unable to attend a meeting, call the Chair 24 hours in advance to notify him or her.

Ideal Candidates have the following Careers:

  1. Architect/Construction Company
  2. High School Principal
  3. Special Event Planning
  4. Program Evaluator
  5. CPA
  6. Law Firm (4 th Year or Jr. Par)
  7. Bankers (business development officer)
  8. Boy and Girls Club
  9. Marketing (Advertising Firm)
  10. University Dean
  11. Media (TV, Radio and Print)
  12. 2 Youth alum/member
  13. Parent of Alum of WBL
  14. Smithsonian
  15. Kennedy Center
  16. Former Foundation Program Officer
  17. Manager at national retail chain (Target, Best Buy)
  18. Manager at National hotel chain
  19. Manager at national grocery store (Whole foods, trader joes)
  20. Hip-Hop based Corporate employee (in visual arts and music)
  21. Executive Office of Mayor (DC)
  22. Member of the diplomatic core of embassy
  23. Airline (Continental, Southwest, American)
  24. Bus Company (Gray hound)


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

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 7-10 hours per month
  • Be Dope!
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