FeaturedNewsThe Indo Project Volunteers 2020

What’s In a Board?

As many of you reading this article already know, The Indo Project (“TIP”) is an international non-profit organization that focuses on educating the world about Indo history and culture and whose effect has made an impact on not only Indos but the general public as well. What you probably do not know is that TIP is an all-volunteer organization which is guided and supported by an international board of directors.  At its inception, TIP was organized by individuals whose roots are in the former Dutch East Indies who were living outside the Netherlands who realized that although the Netherlands had a number of non-profit and charitable organizations dedicated to the former Dutch East Indies people and culture, there was not such an organization for the non-Dutch speaking world. 

Over 300,000 Indo Europeans migrated when the colony became the sovereign nation of Indonesia. While the majority resettled in the Netherlands, there were thousands who were dispersed throughout the world whose descendants are now cut off from their parents and grandparents Indo-European culture, community, and history and do not speak or read Dutch. Since its inception over fifteen years ago, TIP has become a vital resource for all things Dutch East Indies – from representation to commemoration to education to unification. This work has been vital to the revitalization of the culture and community.

Today, TIP is looking to add and expand its board of directors by adding three new members. These board members will be a part of a continuing legacy, guiding the next phase of this organization. So many of you have special and unique skills that could be brought to bear on the work of this organization. Your skills and your enthusiasm are what we seek. If you think you might be interested in joining the TIP Board of Directors, then read on.

The Indo Project was honored to host its first annual Commemoration and Liberation Ball on Saturday, August 12, 2023, in Buena Park, California

The Indo Project is Seeking Applications to Join the Board

The Indo Project is an international nonprofit organization (NGO), based in the USA, established in 2009. It was created to address the issue of preserving Indo heritage and culture and will serve as a clearinghouse of all things Indo in the English language. It is also a source of education for those unfamiliar with Indo history and culture. The Indo Project requires an effective, efficient, and committed board to make its initiatives a success and to facilitate its growth.

The Indo Project is entering an exciting phase of expansion, and we are seeking candidates to join our board with skills required for organizational growth who are not afraid to take on the challenges that lay before us. 

Here is what we are looking for: 

  • A commitment to volunteering your time, your energy, and your talents, including attending monthly board meetings and important meetings related to organizational planning efforts.  Meetings are conducted online, unless otherwise notified.
  • Your active participation in reaching the goals of the organization – this is a working board position for a small but growing international organization dedicated to US, the people of the (former) Dutch East Indies.
  • Your emotional and personal connection to Indo history & culture and active engagement in our mission to educate, preserve and unify our community.
  • Your skills that will enhance the organization’s growth trajectory and a willingness to learn new skills to take The Indo Project to the next level.

If this sounds like something you want to do, then read our mission and vision statements, review the attached board member job description and then send us your resume or CV and a short (250 words or less) motivation letter to boardmembersearch@theindoproject.org. Applications will remain open until July 31, 2024. We will be reaching out to the candidates we are interested in interviewing after August 10, 2024. New three-year board terms will begin in October of this year.

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