Light Up Hope Board Member Application
Thanks for your interest in applying to serve on the Board of Directors of Light Up Hope. Light Up Hope exists to to provide healing orphan care and light a path out of poverty for orphans and impoverished children and young adults. It is our vision to find creative solutions to offer a continuum of emotional, spiritual, physical and educational care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) in Kenya. Emotional and spiritual care includes mentorship, counseling, professional guidance and life skills education. Physical support includes but is not limited to; residential care, foster care, family care environments, as well as adult transitional support. Educational care includes sponsorship for primary, secondary, university and vocational education.
Applicants need to reside in the US. If you live outside of Colorado you will need to be available 7-9 pm mountain time for our monthly board meeting. In which state do you reside?
How did you hear about Light Up Hope and how have you been involved thus far?
Why do you want to serve on the Board of Directors?
What is your interest in traveling to Kenya with Light Up Hope? (travel encouraged, but not required)
What other boards have your served on? (previous board experience is not required)
Share your experiences in advocating for causes or organizations you are passionate about?
Have you traveled internationally? Where and how did that experience change you?
Below are some of the desired experiences/qualifications the current board believes would be great additions to our current strengths. Please check all that apply
Small business or nonprofit experience
Kenyan citizen or heritage
Connections to potential donors
Connections to grant giving organizations
Cross cultural or international work experience
Connection to religious organization
Connection to other community based organizations such as a school, or community group
Orphan or trauma counseling experience
Please share any other strengths or experience you have that would be an asset to Light Up Hope.
What is your comfort in fundraising
Please give two references: one personal and one professional; please include name, email and phone number
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