Our organization is seeking guidance on how to become more sustainable, give back more to our members, the community and increase our financial stability.
This project will enable our organization to implement plans and a structure that will allow us to move forward in a way that will contribute to, not only the Hispanic community, but the Pittsburgh region at large.
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) is the principal regional advocate for the Hispanic business community's civic and economic interests. It is our mission is to develop, promote and advocate on behalf of Hispanic businesses & professionals in the Pittsburgh region, while encouraging the advancement and economic growth of Pittsburgh's Hispanic community.
Like the Pittsburgh area, The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is in a major transitional phase. In the earlier years of our organization, the Latinx population of our city was very small and consisted mostly of middle to upperclass individuals working in corporations. Today the landscape is rapidly changing. Since 2010 the Hispanic Population has grown 170%. As a result we are looking to change our focus from a primarily networking organization that gave back through scholarships to a true chamber of commerce offering programming and resources to the community at large.
We are in the process of restructuring board requirements, developing programs, seeking grants and more gowever are operating with no full or part time paid staff. We have one "paid person" recieving a minimum stipend for 25 hours per month and donating at least 135 hours per month. This model is not sustainable. We need assistance with tasks so that we can move forward and grow to sustainably meet the needs of the local Hispanic community.