Announcement: 2010 Board Fellows Opportunities

Net Impact Boston – Board Fellows 2010 Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in working on the board of a non-profit? Do you want to help an organization expand its impact? Then Board Fellows is for you!

We have a number of exciting opportunities to get involved. Below is a list of some of the volunteer opportunities available for Board Fellows.

To apply, please fill out the application downloadable here. Send you completed application and resume to boardfellows@netimpactboston.org. Applications are due by January 20.

* Not all experience listed is required for each project. Some organizations have several projects, each of which may require only some of the skills identified.  If you are interested in a project but have only some of the skills listed, please apply.

Openings

Organization 1: Small non-profit that uses music to educate and empower youth

· Mission: Start-up stage: To fortify urban youth by helping them gain musical proficiency, cultural literacy and personal resilience through African Diasporic music and mentoring.

· Project/Challenge:

o Strategic Planning – Performance & Outcome Measurement and Program Evaluation Create program evaluation guide/tools to help set benchmarks for and measure the performance of the organization and its programs.

· Preferred Experience:

o Performance and outcome measurement

o Experience with and/or strong interest in music and youth development

Organization 2: Mid-size non-profit that provides continuing education and training to equal justice attorneys

· Mission: Start-up stage; To provide equal justice advocates, through high quality, accessible continuing education and training, with the tools they need to obtain justice for their clients

· Project/Challenge:

o Create a business plan to help develop a diverse and reliable revenue stream.  Establish pricing models for course delivery and licensing and other resources to expand organizational reach; develop a marketing plan and outreach strategy; assist in developing a strategic plan for managing growth.

· Preferred Experience:

o Business planning and development

o Resource development

o Board development

Organization 3: Mid-size, growth stage non-profit that trains at-risk girls in verbal and physical safety skills and self-awareness

· Mission: To empower girls and young women to value and champion their own safety and well being

· Project/Challenge:

o Evaluate feasibility of program expansion.  Perform market analysis of costs, need, marketability, desirability and identification of similar programs.

· Preferred Experience:

o Business plan development

o Program growth/expansion

o Market research

Organization 4: Small start-up stage non-profit that is building one school at a time in developing countries to make the classroom more accessible to girls

· Mission: To equip girls with self-reliance, knowledge, and increased capacities to both enhance their own lives and to contribute productively to their societies

· Project/Challenges:

o Board development; business planning and strategic growth; marketing

o Develop rules and procedures for Board of Directors – establish board constitution, procedures and guidelines.

o Establish plan for organizational growth and sustainability; create funding plan; finance management.

o Develop online marketing strategy.

· Preferred Experience:

o Expertise in corporate structure

o Expertise in sustainability of organizations

o Online marketing

o Fundraising

Organization 5: Small Start-up Social Services non-profit serving youth and families

· Mission: To promote healthy social and emotional development among youth and families by providing (1) advocacy, (2) prevention and (3)intervention services to keep youth safe and enhance family functioning

· Project/Challenge:

o Fundraising strategy

· Preferred Experience:

o Business development

o Fundraising

o Marketing

Organization 6: Start-up phase non-profit that encourages individuals to support philanthropic causes

· Mission: To inspire and support people to give at their full lifetime potential

· Project/Challenge:

o Exploring different business models (in the aim to increase earned income) and Partnership models (which structures and other orgs yield most benefit to the non-profit)

o Leadership transition

o Helping org focus its programs: Identifying the most impactful, financially sustainable programs aligned with mission

· Preferred Experience:

o Familiarity with non-profits and for-profit organizations

o Start-up/entrepreneurial experience

o Well versed in philanthropy or excited to learn about it

Organization 7: Growth phase non-profit that provides affordable home ownership opportunities to needy families

· Mission: To strengthen families and communities through affordable home ownership opportunities.

· Project/Challenge:

o Develop new program for local community designed to engage youth in the mission of the organization.

o Program should include events, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities for participants.

· Preferred Experience:

o Strategic planning

o Experience geared towards exciting youth in compelling manners

o Marketing strategy

Organization 8: Growth phase non-profit that provides mental health consumers/survivors/ex patients with resources to lead rewarding and meaningful lives.

· Mission: To carry message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been labeled with mental illness.

· Project/Challenge:

o Explore the possibility of establishing a for-profit business that supports the non-profit. Explore grant/seed funding sources for start-up and viable directions for the business

o Develop strategic plan for spinning out an organization that is fiscally sponsored by the non-profit.

o Fundraising strategy to better-diversify income sources and better track and interact with donors.

· Preferred Experience:

o Strategic planning as it relates to business planning and/or fundraising

o Customer relationship management or Donor management

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