GMin is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires African youth to make change in their communities by providing safe spaces, workshops, networking and mentorship for young people between the ages of 13-20. The organization operates in Sierra Leone and Kenya, with plans to expand in the next three years. Its two pilot programs - the Innovation Lab (InLab) and the Innovation Challenge (InChallenge) - enhance critical and creative thinking, promote civic engagement, strengthen STEAM literacies and develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills in youth.
The InLab program is a low-cost, lightweight makerspace that provides youth in low-resourced schools with the opportunity to gain digital literacy, learn collaboration and creative thinking through a carefully crafted design curriculum. The InChallenge program elicits civic action projects from youth around the country and offers design workshops, seed funding, and mentorship for select student teams to develop their concepts into tangible solutions that positively affect their community.
Specific Fundraising Responsibilities
Leverage personal network to present organization with potential individual, high-net worth individuals, trusts, or foundations to support GMin’s mission
Collaborate with fundraising consultant, Executive Director, and Treasurer to create fundraising plan
Collaborate with GMin’s Communication and Marketing Board member to develop cohesive fundraising and marketing plan
Assist with implementation and execution of GMin’s Fundraising Strategy
Strategically guide GMin’s fundraising strategy for both program specific (restricted funding) and unrestricted funding
Serve as strategic partner in developing and execution of GMin’s partnership strategies
Provide ad hoc training to board members and other members of GMin to educate members on effective fundraising techniques
General Board Responsibilities
Act as an ambassador for the organization, proactively engaging their networks to further the mission of the organization, helping identify opportunities, and spreading the word about our work
Foster the organization’s financial health through identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual donors, corporate, and/or foundation gifts, in collaboration with Board and Executive Director
Contribute actively to the Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction to the organization, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
Manage performance evaluation of the Executive Team on a quarterly basis
Expand and/or reduce the Executive team depending on performance and organizational resources
Oversee the implementation of organization’s conflict of interest policy
Ensure adherence to the organization’s bylaws
Personally uphold and embody the good name and values of the organization
Use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Directors reach sound decisions
Knowledge of and passion for youth, international development, and informal learning/education sectors
Strategic vision to help the organization develop sustainably through creative funding models
No undisclosed conflicts of interest or undisclosed potential conflicts of interest that might impede ability to perform duties as a Board member or objectively determine the best interests of the organization
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for public service
Highly regarded in their field, with a strong network of contacts
Ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak their mind
Understanding and acceptance of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities
Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
Demonstrated success as a nonprofit leader, board member or board chair
Track record of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to nonprofit organizations
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Global Minimum Inc
1732 1st Ave #26978, New York, NY 10128, US
Global Minimum inspires a generation of African youth to imagine and realize an equitable and just world. We will achieve this by implementing youth-oriented programs that enable them with Core 21st century competencies including critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration, Technical capacities gained through hands-on learning and training in design thinking and entrepreneurship, A community committed to justice and equity, An ability to envision a future world and identify their role in building that world
At GMin, we seek to create an ecosystem in which youth from all segments of society have opportunities to learn. We believe that learning and making are interconnected; we learn how to make and we learn through what we make. The spirit of entrepreneurship brings to life this iterative process of developing new skills while working to broaden our perception along the way.
It’s learning that is hands-on, tactile, and empowering. When activated in our youth, it has both immediate value, instilling confidence and self-esteem, and long-term effects, shaping our attitude, mindset, and behavior.
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.