As children, we should experience life through a lens of unlimited possibilities, and unfortunately too many of our nation's inner city high school youth are losing their sense of possibility. Project Inspire, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C., refuses to see any of our youth fail, especially those lacking access to quality opportunities for college and career preparation.
For 14 years, we have been helping youth like Christela to defy life obstacles and get to college.When Sara got accepted to college, her family shared with our team that they didn't know where to start when it came to preparing her for college. We were immediately able to help facilitate her transition to college, and now she is a well-rounded college student who is two years away from graduation, in strong academic standing, and a leader on campus!
Project Inspire is accepting applications for our Board of Directors as we strive to expand our reach and impact.The mission of our 501(c)(3) organization is to empower youth and young adults through powerful personal, educational and professional opportunities using the arts as a gateway to achievement. Over the past few years, we have served hundreds of youth in Florida and Washington, D.C., like Christela and Sara, giving out almost $20,000 in scholarships since we started our scholarship program 12 years ago. We are hoping to add to our strong team to continue to build upon this work.
*Specifically, we are looking for individuals located in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, experienced in fundraising for the nonprofit sector who are connected to resources or willing to participate in fundraising that might contribute to the growth and expansion of Project Inspire with an interest in contributing significantly to any of the areas below:
**NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING/ DEVELOPMENT, with experience including:
-Planning or implementing major gifts campaigns targeting individual funders and foundations;
-Tracking donor data and research; and/or
-The ability to raise $5k - $10k or above independently.
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION, with experience including:
-Planning and implementing steps that transition a startup nonprofit to have even more effective data-driven procedures, programs, marketing and development systems, finance and compliance systems, and board building and governance systems;
-Recruitment strategy and implementation experience for recruiting and expanding nonprofit volunteers or staff members; and/or
-Having conversations to form relationships with prospective program, marketing, and other strategic partners.
**We are especially looking for candidates residing in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area who have experience in the first-listed category above of Nonprofit Fundraising and Development. Though most work will be virtual, we do desire an individual who can attend events or mobilize resources occasionally on our behalf.
*Excellent candidates will have:
-Experience already in nonprofit fundraising, development, or expansion;
-Awesome interpersonal skills and compassion;
-The ability to work successfully with a team but be largely self-directed;
-The ability to respond to any communication within 24 - 48 hours, already doing this with current contacts;
-Availability of at least 2 - 4 hours per month to accomplish tasks; and/or
participate in virtual meetings for a 2-year commitment; and
-Commitment to accomplishing tasks with integrity, quality, and by deadline.
You can learn more at www.inspirethemovement.org and check out a video from one of our scholarship recipients here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjPDcBPTKac&feature=youtu.be.
- Resource Development / Management
- Program Management
- Strategic Planning
- Capacity Planning
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3-4 hours per month