Are you ready to Inspire Philadelphia? Join our Board of Directors


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Inspire Philadelphia is looking for energetic, creative, and committed individuals to join our Board of Directors. Members will support our work and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. The Board will guide Inspire Philadelphia through the process of organizing as a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation and building capacity around our mission. Board members must participate in discussions related to strategic planning, finance & fundraising, marketing, and community organizing activities. Inspire Philadelphia is now accepting applications for our Board of Directors.

Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership

  • Serve on the Board and a committee for one 3 year term (can be renewed for 2nd 3 year term).
  • Dedicate a minimum of 5-10 hours/ month to board duties.
  • Attend monthly Board meetings (via phone or in person) & organization events.
  • Determine and write short and long-term organizational strategic vision and goals.
  • Provide operational & strategic support and expertise.
  • Gain a working knowledge of the organization's mission, programs, services and delivery models.
  • Identify and/or avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Review Board meeting materials before meetings.

Fundraising and Finance

  • Develop Inspire Philadelphia's budget and fundraising plan.
  • Work actively to help Inspire Philadelphia meet fundraising targets and goals.
  • Seek out potential donors and create introductions.
  • Board members may hold or support fundraising events.
  • rovide ongoing fiscal oversight.
  • Review Form 990 prior to its submission.
  • Ensure Inspire Philadelphia has the financial resources necessary to carry out its mission.

Community Support

  • Effectively advocate and promote Inspire Philadelphia mission with their networks and people of all backgrounds.
  • Develop appropriate PR and marketing strategy, and assist with implementation.
  • Promote our actions and events with your networks (personal and social).

Desired Skills and Experience:

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Inspire Philadelphia's mission. Prior board leadership is a plus but not a necessity. We are interested in people with established skills in strategy development, nonprofit operations, philanthropy, marketing, fundraising and grant writing, community outreach,and partnerships and mergers. Experience with startup nonprofits is also helpful.

Skills

  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Capacity Planning
  • Management
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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