Share Your Business Acumen and Be Part of Social Change
The SEA Change Initiative is looking for volunteers just like you to form part of our pro bono business network: the “Buisbono network.” This will be a consulting and matching service pairing nonprofit organizations in the Caribbean with mentors in the US who can commit to giving 15 days of their time on a pro bono consultancy basis to create social impact in the Caribbean. This support can be over a 1 month to 3 month period if you can commit to giving at least 15 days of your time.
Alturi and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) leverage the unique strengths of corporations, social and civil sector organizations, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and generate income for social change. By focusing on Social Enterprise Acceleration (SEA), Alturi and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition will work with the corporate sector to help them deliver on their employee engagement and social impact objectives while assisting nonprofit organizations to become more sustainable through social enterprise initiatives. The first online meeting to establish the Buisbono network will take place on Thursday, July 16.
Professional Application and Profile on Buisbono
A detailed application will help us determine if you have the mindset, skills, and experience we are looking for to support nonprofit organizations in the Caribbean. Following a formal offer to join us, we help you to fill out a Professional Profile, and along with your CV and ongoing conversations we get a clear idea about your skills, strengths, and interests and use this information in the matching process.
We will then reach out to our nonprofit partners, who are setting up a social enterprise (Incubator plan) or consolidating an existing initiative (Accelerator Plan) to find out where there is a need for your skills.
We work with our nonprofit partners to explore their core business challenges and from that we produce their top two assignments for the duration of the program. You’ll then be matched with a client based on the assignment type, their need, and the skills and experience you offer.
- Brand Strategy
- Business Management
- Business Plan Development
- Business Planning
- Business Strategy
- Content Creation
- Customer Journey Mapping
- Customer Relationship Management
- Digital Transformation
- Film Production
- Graphic Design
- Impact Reporting
- Marketing and Branding
- Monitoring & Evaluation
- Performance Management
- Product Design
- Project Management
- Risk Analysis and Auditing
- Strategy Planning
- UX Design
- Web Design & Development
Who you’ll Work With?
Once enrolled as a buisbono expert you will be matched with a nonprofit organization interested in setting up or consolidating a social enterprise, social business, or ethical business that is making a social impact in their community.
The nonprofit you are matched with could be at different stages with their venture, from start-up, through consolidating and scaling up the impact of an existing social enterprise. Whether it’s a non-profit that wants to generate more revenue for a new project, a social business that would like to increase sales, or a social enterprise looking to get social investment ready, you’ll be given an assignment that suits your skills and experience.
What’s in it for You?
As a pro bono business expert you will have the option of working remotely or on-site with your assigned nonprofit. You will also be able to participate in SEA Change Initiative’s social enterprise networking events or virtual workshops, and social impact talks. As a buisbono expert you will get to share your knowledge and skills with nonprofits while also gaining much in return. You will work closely with inspiring organizations in interesting locations in the Caribbean, on dynamic social enterprise initiatives designed to help nonprofits cover their core operating costs. The CVC/Mossier SEA Change Initiative will support your learning ahead of your program start date with interesting and informative readings, articles, and presentations which lead to your increased knowledge and understanding of social entrepreneurship, startup methods, and consulting.
Who are we Looking For?
- Have a minimum of 5 years’ work experience in a professional field in marketing, sales, operations, or finance.
- Are looking to give back while also learning from nonprofits working on social change.
- Want to make a positive difference that will help the community.
- Are passionate about entrepreneurship as a force for change and want to share their specialist business skills to improve people’s lives.
How will this work?
- You can determine your time commitment within a specific 1 month to 3-month period.
- You can work remotely and on a set number of days per month.
- You can work on the design and scope of your assignment to meet client requirements during the consultancy planning phase.
- A 2-week wrap-up phase is included for pro bono experts to write up and submit a brief consultancy report and present their work to the assigned nonprofit and make recommendations on the consultant they would need next.
SEA CHANGE: be part of something big to change the world as we know it!