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

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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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:


  • 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.


  • 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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