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Board Members (Ages 55+) for Dynasty's United Youth Association

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ORGANIZATION: L.A. Works

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Quick Overview: If you have previous board experience, are a passionate solutions-provider, and seeking a gratifying opportunity to make an impact on this generation of students, acting as a Board Member for Dynasty’s United Youth Association could be the Pro Bono position for you!
Organization Name: Dynasty’s United Youth Association ("DUYA")
Organization Website: https://dynastysyouth.org/
Organization Mission: "Our mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and cultural competence. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health and social needs are not being met. We endeavor to build a bridge of resources to help students leverage their strengths and find a sense of purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Our strategic and innovative model helps students achieve and break the cycle of poverty."
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: DUYA is seeking an experienced individuals to provide constructive and dynamic support to DUYA and its founder, Dynasty Taylor, CEO and Board Chairperson in the roles of Vice Chairperson, Secretary, or Fundraising Chairperson.
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The Vice Chairperson will build upon and improve our five-year strategic plan, assist with setting goals and objectives, specifically to assist with a fundraising plan to improve sustainability efforts and establish accountability with our existing board members. The Vice Chair will work on special projects with the CEO and fulfill the board chair’s duties, when the presiding officer is absent.
Requirements:
● Demonstrated breadth and depth of management and leadership experience, preferably in a senior leadership role in a large or recognized organization
● Financial and/or business acumen, relevant industry, or scientific experience
● Proven ability to think independently and work collaboratively
● Provides access to community, nonprofit, foundation and/or educational contacts.
● Holds integrity and possesses high ethical standards
● Committed to devote required time to the organization
● The Vice Chair will be expected to attend 75% of our virtual bi-weekly 90-minute meetings
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The Secretary is responsible for many aspects making our bi-weekly 90-minute virtual board meetings effective: preparation of the agenda in conjunction with CEO, distribution of previous board meeting minutes and background information associated with the current agenda, and preparation of official board meeting minutes and recording of any changes or corrections. Provides organizational improvements to help streamline DUYA’s operations, including reminders of calendar dates, deliverables and mandates, call-in information, and attendance of board members.
Requirements:
● Strong written, verbal and listening communication skills. The secretary will be expected to extract and communicate key information from lengthy conversations.
● Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks. The secretary will be expected to take on many responsibilities, organize them effectively and follow through independently and in the time frame required.
● Familiarity with a nonprofit’s structure. Should be able to provide input and resources to the board when relevant topics or questions arise.
● Familiarity with Robert Rules of Order is a plus.
● Holds integrity and possesses high ethical standards
● Committed to devote required time to the organization
● The Secretary will be expected to attend 75% of our virtual bi-weekly 90-minute meetings.
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The Fundraising Chairperson is responsible for creating a fundraising plan to ensure the organization is fully funded for the services it provides, assisting with identifying corporate sponsors, donor management, and leading fundraising events.
Requirements:
● One year or more experience with fundraising, preferable with a not-for-profit organization
● Have an existing network of professional/industry/personal contacts
● The fundraising chair will be expected to attend 75% of virtual bi-weekly 90- min meetings and lead 30-minute monthly meetings with the fundraising committee.
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Pro-bono Committee member positions:
Fundraising Committee Member:
The fundraising committee oversees and directs fundraising activity. This committee isn't solely responsible for raising money, but it leads the board's fundraising effort. The committee works with staff to establish a fundraising plan.
Project/ Responsibilities:
● Oversees and directs fundraising activity
● Assist with the fundraising efforts such as assisting digital campaigns, events, donor membership programs, and corporate sponsorships.
● Participate in the development and implementation of the committee work plan
● Attend monthly virtual board meetings; 1-2 hours per month
Qualifications:
● Industry expertise of 6 months - 1 year
● Communication skills
● Organizational skills
Time commitment: 4-8 hours per month, including bi-weekly board meetings.
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Public Relations Committee Member:
Developing PR strategies and campaigns. Preparing press releases, keynote speeches, and promotional material. Building positive relationships with stakeholders, media, and the public.
Project/ Responsibilities:
● Develop PR campaigns and media relations strategies
● Edit and update promotional material and publications (brochures, videos, social media posts etc.)
● Prepare and distribute press releases
● Seek opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships, and advertising
● Track media coverage and follow industry trends
● Attend monthly virtual board meetings; 1-2 hours per month
Qualifications:
● Industry expertise of 6 months - 1 year
● Communication skills
● Organizational skills
Time commitment: 4-8 hours per month, including bi-weekly board meetings.
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Partnerships Committee Member: Identifying new school partnerships, evaluating proposals for new strategic partnerships, and monitoring the progress of existing partnerships.
Project/ Responsibilities:
● Help establish the criteria and framework for partner/sponsor relationships and develop new opportunities.
● Use experience and professional connections to help grow and develop
● AASP’s existing and future partner relationships. Identify school districts that are in need of an academic, career, or mental health support
● Attend monthly virtual board meetings; 1-2 hours per month
Qualifications:
● Industry expertise of 6 months - 1 year
● Communication skills
● Organizational skills
Time commitment: 4-8 hours per month, including bi-weekly board meetings.
Physical Requirements: These opportunities are remote.
Age Requirement: These opportunities are for 55 and older volunteers only.

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570 West Avenue 26, LOS ANGELES, CA 90065, US

Mission Statement

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

Description

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Board Development, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Administrative Support
  • Program Management
  • Secretarial
  • Fundraising
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • Time commitment: 4-8 hours per month, including bi-weekly board meetings.
  • Age Requirement: These opportunities are for 55 and older volunteers only.

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