The Palisadoes Foundation is actively pursuing the creation of an advisory board. Its aim is to guide us in setting the goals for the upcoming year, fund raising, strategy, marketing, Jamaican industry relations and faculty / student outreach. Each member would assist in one of these areas to expand our team beyond the current volunteer pool which tends to be transient. The initial focus is on Jamaica, but we intend to expand it to other islands by our fifth anniversary at which time we’d have got our operation fine tuned.
There will be a commitment to raise $2,500 dollars per member to cover our basic costs which would include corporate registration and tax filing fees, student stipends and possibly faculty grants for research. This can be done through a personal or company donation, but also by rallying Jamaicans and other interested parties to donate through the many employee donation matching schemes in which we participate. Fundraising would start in November / December so that we will have adequate funds in the bank by the end of March 2018.
We plan to have our first session on or near October 7, 2017 to kickoff the initiative.
Contact us through the website if you are interested in participating and we’ll call to discuss further details. Preference will be given to persons with large LinkedIn networks and visible volunteering experience with non-profit / NGO organizations.