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Board Member

Published Date:

New York City, NY, USA

Location

Open Spots

Commitment

Additional Note

Address:

Hybrid

15

2 Years

Ongoing

BOARD MEMBER


Position: Volunteer Board Member

Non-Profit Organization : I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation

Location: Nationwide, with a preference for candidates in Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City.Term: 2-year term (renewable)


About I'RAISE Girls & Boys Int. Corp: At I'RAISE, we take immense pride in being a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by BIPOC and women. Since 2013, we have been passionately dedicated to providing educational support, parent support, and mental health services, resources, and programs to families and children in underserved and under-resourced communities.

Our mission is rooted in the belief that every child deserves equal opportunities to succeed, regardless of their background. That's why we go above and beyond to offer a wide range of services designed to help families and children unlock their full potential and thrive.

By choosing to support I'RAISE, you join a community dedicated to creating lasting change. Together, we can empower underserved communities, break down barriers, and ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed. Explore our website to learn more about our initiatives, impact stories, and how you can get involved.


Responsibilities:


As a Volunteer Board Member, you will play a crucial role in the strategic direction and growth of our non-profit organization. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:Strategic Planning: Collaborate with fellow board members to develop and implement the organization's strategic plan, ensuring alignment with our mission and vision.

  • Governance : Participate in board meetings, provide input on key decisions, and adhere to ethical and legal standards governing non-profit organizations.

  • Fundraising: Actively engage in fundraising efforts, including donor cultivation, grant writing, and event participation, to support the financial sustainability of the organization.

  • Finance Oversight: Provide financial expertise and oversight by:

    • Reviewing and approving the annual budget.

    • Monitoring the organization's financial performance, financial reports, and ensuring sound fiscal management.

    • Providing expertise and support with Form-990.

    • Collaborating with the finance committee to develop financial strategies and policies.

  • Advocacy: Advocate for the organization's mission and programs in your local community and beyond.

  • Annual Mandatory Events: Attend the three annual mandatory events, including:

    • Annual Charity Event (December): Support and participate in our largest fundraising event of the year.

    • Annual Gala (December): Attend and actively engage in this prestigious event, which highlights our achievements and fundraising efforts.

    • Annual Retreat (August): Join fellow board members for a retreat focused on strategic planning, team building, and reflection.

  • Committee Involvement: Serve on board committees or task forces as needed, bringing your expertise to specific areas such as finance, marketing, or program development.


Qualifications: To be considered for this position, candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • A deep commitment to our organization's mission and values.

  • 2 years of professional or volunteer board member experience in nonprofit management, governance, or a related field.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team.

  • Access to reliable internet and communication tools for virtual meetings.


How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and a brief cover letter detailing their qualifications and passion for our mission to Sidra Soomro, Deputy Director, at s.soomro1@iraiseinc.org


Note: This is a volunteer position, and board members are not compensated for their service. However, the rewards of making a positive impact on our community and contributing to the success of our organization are immeasurable.

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