Who We Are
We are a non-profit organization that works with youth living with the virus HIV/AIDS. We provide programs and activities to boost those entering into our program with mental, Physical and social wellbeing as well social health.
The mission of H.Y.P.E. is to strive to empower, educate, support, and train all youth and young adults (5-30 years old) living with HIV/AIDS to become active leaders, so they will encourage and empower others living with the virus with a positive influence to transform societal stigmas as well increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS especially for children, youth, and young adults.
Our organization was crated from inspiration, love and compassion. The founder and Executive Director of H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. who created this organization at the age of 22 now 24, because he was inspired through issues in his own life. As a youth living with HIV/AIDS he knew something had to be done. Seeing the ever increasing number of youth affected by the disease, he made it his life's mission to do his part in working with children, youth, and young adults living with HIV/AIDS.
We are in phase two of developmental, and in need of Board Members who are will and able to help strengthen the structure of our organization.
HYPE 2 Empower Organizational Specific Board Responsibilities
Establish long term and short term goals for Hype2Empower. Identifies and prioritizes needs and what the organization should or should not attempt to do. Develop a strategic plan that incorporates Hype's mission statement and purpose. Develop the overall vision for the organization.
Define board's philosophy and how it governs itself and the board's own operations. Ensure that the organization and its officers exhibits exceptional integrity and professionalism. Promote and participate in a climate of mutual trust, respect, and teamwork. Use good judgement based on ethical principles.
Organizational Governance and Action:
Assures that organization cooperates with other groups, governmental and voluntary, which are working towards the same or similar goals. Encourages creative and forward thinking methods and policies to achieve goals. Adopt key operating policies. Ensure that constituents are adequately served and that they receive care.
Recruit effective Committee Chairs. Establish committees that focus on areas of substantial importance to the organization. Monitor and coordinate Committee Activities and ensure progress. Provide adequate resources for committees.
Funding and Financial Management:
Contribute financially to the organization. Raise sufficient funds to ensure Hype meets its objectives. Develop and approve annual budget and monitor finances. Develop and implement fundraising initiatives. Cultivate donors.
Understand and publicize the work of Hype2Empower in the community. Inspire confidence in the organization and relate our services to work of other groups and to the significant issues that may be present in the community. Advocate initiatives that advance revitalization of Hype2Empower with government, businesses and individuals. Offer inspiring, dedicated, and knowledgeable leadership to contributors, intended beneficiaries, the public, and those that rely on Hype for service.
Regularly review and evaluate operations and standards of organization performance. Monitor program activities. Review the performance of the board as a whole and that of each individual on the board.
Hire and evaluate volunteers and other staff workers. Formulates job qualifications and select best persons available for positional needs. Approve personnel policies. Participate in the recruitment, selection and development of Board of Directors as advised by the nominating bylaws. Establishes procedures for selection of new board members and their orientation and training.
Legal and Policy:
Enable the continued legal existence of the organization. Ensure Hype fulfills all legal requirements in conduct. Adopt, follow, update and administer Hype2Empower By-Laws
Adopt and assume responsibility for Hype2Empower's purposes, governing principles, functions and activities, and course of action. Assume responsibility for internal policies governing the organization.
Individual Board Member's Duties:
Purpose: To act as a voting member of the board with full authority and responsibility to develop policies for the operation of the organization; to monitor the organization's financial health, programs and overall performance; and to provide the chief executive officer the resources needed to serve the organization's constituencies.
- Attend Board Meetings regularly
- Become knowledgeable about the organization
- Come to board meetings prepared and informed about agenda issues
- Contribute to meetings by expressing point of view
- Consider others point of view, make constructive suggestions and help the board make decisions that benefit the organization's constituencies
- Serve on at least one committee
- Represent the organization to individuals, the public and other organizations in a positive and professional manner.
- Support the organization through attendance at special events and activities and through meaningful financial contributions
- Assume board leadership roles when asked
- Keep the executive director informed of relevant community concerns
- Maintain confidentiality of board decisions.
- Be loyal to the best interest of the organization and the purposes established by Hype's members.
In need of, Board Committees:
Board Development, Evaluation, Finance, Fundraising, Marketing, Personnel, Product / Program Development, Promotions and Sales, Public Relations, Ethics, Events (or Programs), Nominations, Research
Desired Skills and Experience
Multi-tasking, Project Management, Problem Solving Skills, Critical Thinking, Verbal and Written Communications, Capacity Planning , Strategic Planning, Grant Writing, Research, Community Outreach, It Consulting , Financial Service Assistance, Fundraising , Administrative Support, Resource Development, Management, Professional Development, Business Planning
Volunteers play a huge role with the production of our organization. Your passion will allow our organization to help many children, youth and young adults in need.
Ever since our organization was established, we have strived to provide help where the need is greatest.
We are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment in helping our cause.
H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc.
1075 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, US 30309
Duration:3 months or longer