Volunteer Board Member


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

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 a ccepting 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 h undreds 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 11 years ago. We are hoping to add to our strong team to continue to build upon this work.

*Specifically, we are looking for individuals 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, including:

-Planning and implementing major gifts campaigns targeting individual funders and foundations,

-Tracking donor data and research, and/or

-Coordinating events that raise $5k - $10k or above.


STRATEGIC PLANNING, including:

-Planning and implementing steps that will significantly impact the growth and expansion of Project Inspire,

-Recruitment strategy and implementation for recruiting and expanding Project Inspire staff members and/or

-Having conversations to form relationships with prospective program, marketing, and other strategic partners.


*Excellent candidates will have:

-Experience in nonprofit fundraising, development, or expansion

-Awesome interpersonal skills and compassion,

-The ability to work successfully with a team,

-A "whatever-it-takes-attitude,"

-Availability of at least 1 - 2 hours per month to accomplish tasks and/or

participate in virtual meetings, 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.


Skills

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Program Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Management
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per month

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