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OrganizationCharlottesville Community Bikes
Contact Emailandrew@charlottesvillecommunitybikes.org
Contact Phone Number(434) 260-0893
Primary Focus AreaHealth and Safety
Service AreasAlbemarle, Charlottesville
Year Organization Established2001
Number of Paid Staff5
Current Operating Budget$180,000
Board Meeting FrequencyQuarterly
City In Which Board Meetings Are HeldCharlottesville, VA

Desired skills, perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of new board members

Charlottesville Community Bikes (CCB) is a nonprofit bicycle shop that promotes environmentally sound transportation, recycles bicycles, and makes cycling accessible in Charlottesville, VA. We believe bicycles can be a means to social change, addressing issues of equity, access, and inclusion. 

CCB refurbishes donated bicycles in order to distribute them back into the community. CCB gave away over 600 kids bikes and 200 adult bikes in 2020 and sold an additional 450 refurbished bikes as a revenue source for its free bike programs. Upcoming programs include Mobile Bike Repair Clinics in public and low-income communities, additional classes in bike repair and group rides, and a job-training program for historically excluded youth. 

Although CCB has been a mainstay of the Charlottesville community for twenty years, 2021 has brought renewed focus to its mission, establishment as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and growth in its staff in order to serve the community more broadly. As part of this reorganization, and to best serve the community, we are actively recruiting members for our Board of Directors. 

Board Responsibilities: The Board of Directors exists to secure and promote the financial, legal, and ethical well

being of the organization and to ensure that it fulfills its mission.

Each board member commits to: 

  • Attend, fully prepare for, and diligently participate in quarterly board meetings, committee meetings, and special events.
  • Make an annual personal financial contribution at a level that is commensurate with financial means.
  • Serve as an ambassador for CCB by utilizing your individual networks and community to communicate the work we are doing 
  • Actively participate in helping to raise the funds necessary to support the organization’s mission. For example, by introducing others who could make contributions to the organization, joining staff and board members on potential donor visits, or hosting and participating in fundraising events.

Who we are looking for: CCB is looking for board members who are excited about the work we are doing, energized about the future growth of the organization, and interested in increasing access to bicycling in the Charlottesville area. At this time, we are looking for individuals with the following background and experience, but would love to hear from you even if your skills don’t fall within this list:

➤ Diversity Initiatives ➤ Marketing  ➤ Law ➤ Operations ➤ Fundraising ➤ Finance  ➤ Non-profit Management ➤ Retail

 

Interested in learning more? If you have questions about what it means to be on our board, or if you’re ready to apply, please submit your resume and cover letter directly to Andrew Sallans, CCB Board President, at andrew@charlottesvillecommunitybikes.org.  Our consideration process will include conversations with Board members and employees to determine whether there is a mutual fit. Final decisions will be made by the current Board.  Board members will be offered terms of 1, 2, or 3 years, to ensure continuity over time.

Annual Time Commitment (including committee meetings, special events, work outside the board, etc.)

CCB’s Board meets quarterly, meets as needed with CCB’s Executive Director and staff, and participates in special events.

Is a minimum financial contribution required?

No

Prior Board experience preferred?

No

Does the Board have term limits?

Yes

Board Term Limit

1-3 years

Additional Information

Please note- In order to ensure we are able to represent the diverse needs of members of our community, we are seeking the following representation in our Board of Directors:

  • No fewer than 2 members from racial and ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in leadership, particularly Black, Hispanic, Native American people
  • No fewer than 2 members from gender groups that are historically underrepresented in leadership, specifically women, non-binary, and/or transgender people.

 

Does The Organization have Directors & Officer's insurance?

Yes

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.