Bpeace Board of Directors Opportunity

Bpeace is seeking rising or senior-level business, government, or philanthropic leaders to join our productive and passionate Board of Directors and drive our next stage of growth.


The Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) is a 20-year old award-winning nonprofit working in Central America and the U.S., to grow small and medium-sized businesses, create significant employment for all, and expand the economic power of women.

We deliver high-quality, customized business consulting and management development through volunteer business experts to carefully vetted small and medium-size businesses.

The engine at the heart of Bpeace is our unique base of 600+ Bpeace volunteers who work remotely and in person with business owners in communities impacted by crisis.

We have a bias toward supporting women entrepreneurs; and the majority of the businesses in our portfolio are women-owned or led.

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times says: “Bpeace is one impressive force for change.”


For two decades, Bpeace has been the driver of change, strengthening 460 small businesses across six countries. We’ve supported the creation and sustenance of 40,000 jobs, injecting a remarkable $2 billion in revenue into local economies. Particularly empowering women, our collaboration with 276 women-led and owned businesses has played a pivotal role in generating 16,000 jobs for women. Yet, our impact extends far beyond the statistics. Bpeace has touched the lives of over 500,000 families, fostering positive transformations that ripple through communities in need.


Members of the Bpeace Board of Directors go beyond financial contributions; they invest their time, networks, skills, and dedication to our mission. It’s this blend of financial commitment and expertise that empowers the Board to fulfill its core duties effectively. These responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the formulation and execution of strategic goals and objectives.
  • Ensuring the organization’s financial stability and sustainability through sound financial management and oversight.
  • Allocating approximately five hours per month to attend Board and Committee meetings, engage in strategic initiatives, and directly support entrepreneurs.
  • Acting as a passionate advocate for Bpeace, elevating its visibility and expanding its supporter base.

Each Board Member is expected to make an annual quantifiable impact give/get. All Bpeace Board members agree to either donate (give) a certain amount of money every year, paid for out of their own personal resources, or agree to raise the equivalent amount from others (get). Further details are available upon request.


Bpeace Board Members will serve a minimum three-year term. Board meetings are held bi-monthly and Committee meetings are held separately from full Board meetings.


  • Demonstrates leadership potential or experience with a global perspective.
  • Possesses professional expertise in areas crucial to non-profit leadership or the needs of our entrepreneurs, such as Finance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Law, Human Resources, Food Processing, or Hospitality.
  • Shows a strong commitment to community service and making a social impact.
  • Has an extensive personal and professional network, engages in personal philanthropy, and is eager to actively participate in fundraising and advancement initiatives.
  • Commits to serving at least one three-year term.
  • Preferred, but not mandatory: Some familiarity or experience in conducting business in Central America.


  • Make a tangible impact on entrepreneurs, employees, businesses, families, and communities.
  • Enhance and refine your leadership abilities within a Board environment.
  • Grow your professional network by connecting with individuals who share similar goals and values.
  • Acquire valuable experience in nonprofit governance and strategic planning.


We invite you to start the application process. By filling out the application, you’ll help us get to know your interests and qualifications better.