Street Entrepreneurs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that uses entrepreneurship to create greater economic mobility and positive social change. We do this by tuning "no" into "knowing". We connect gritty founders to education, mentors, and capital.
We are posting this open call for new Board Members who would like to use Street Entrepreneurs as a vessel to serve, strengthen, and transform their community. You are welcome to apply if you are a leader that believes in:
- Human ingenuity and its capacity to bring about positive change. There are so many challenges facing our world, from climate change and its impact on the food chain to homeless veterans and refugees displaced by war, we don’t have the luxury to choose. We simply must multiply our impact and the most sustainable and scalable way to do this it to support entrepreneurs working to solve global problems with local solution.
- Entrepreneurship is a powerful way to alleviate poverty and create upwards mobility. Currently we live in a world where too many individuals work full-time jobs and still don’t make enough to provide for their families. The creation of startups and small businesses can change this.
Your roles will be centered around ensuring the transparency, financial sustainability, impact and growth of Street Entrepreneurs. You will be asked to:
- Give or raise a personal gift in an amount that is meaningful to you.
- Contribute to strategic planning.
- Provide oversight over organizational assets.
- Mobilize your network for fundraising events and start-up showcases.
- Promote a culture of gratefulness by writing thank you cards to volunteers and donors.
- Review annual budget, audit reports, and impact metrics.
- Act as an ambassador of our organization at public events and in the media.
- Identify and recruiting other Board Member and volunteers.
- Contribute your individual talents and professional skills to our organization.
- Advocate for the nonprofit’s mission and clients.
- Attend all quarterly meetings and an annual retreat.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Professional experience with leadership accomplishments in legal, finance, business, philanthropy, or government sector.
- Have an interest in building diverse community relationships with foundations, corporate partners, and community allies.
- Be aware of the systems, policies, and issues that impact our participants; such as inequity, economic justice, race and gender issues.