Philadelphia Be The Match Walk+Run Local Organizing Committee: Sponsorship Chair


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Working RemotelyPhiladelphia, PA 19112



Serve on the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) in a leadership position to:

  • Work with the Development Manager to meet the sponsorship goals of the Walk+Run event
  • Develop relationships with potential sponsors to reach the financial goals of the Walk+Run event
  • Help attract organizations to our mission by seeking mutually beneficial partnerships/sponsorships


Volunteer in the Philadelphia area with the local LOC volunteers, Philadelphia-based Development Manager, and Minneapolis-based support staff. Staff Lead for the LOC is Sarah Hart, Development Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish a plan with the Development Manager to meet the sponsorhip and fundraising goals of the Walk+Run
  • Develop prospect lists from the following possible sources:
    • Sponsors of other similar events
    • Individuals or companies that have a personal relationship to the mission
    • Individuals or companies that have a connection to a member of the LOC
    • Past teams and participants
    • Local volunteers and their contacts
    • Current sponsors
    • Community lists
    • Internet research
    • Past prospects/approaches
  • Organize the efforts of the LOC to execute solicitations from and presentations for sponsorships and/or corporate teams
  • Collect and solicit viable contacts for sponsorships
  • Ensure proper documentation is submitted for each sponsor
  • Steward sponsors by providing communication and guidance about ways to maximize their sponsorship experiences before the event, by acknowledging and thanking sponsors at the event, and by holding wrap-up meetings to gauge sponsors' satisfaction and willingness to return next year after the event

Time Commitment

The LOC is most active in the 5-6 months leading up to an event. LOC members can expect to spend around 15-20 hours a month on committee work, but this can vary by role and based on your own availability. LOC members are expected to attend meetings, conference calls, and local promotional events and to work with Be The Match staff with regards to their specific functional area during the planning period and event weekend.


This is a leadership position and a great opportunity for someone with experience and/or interest in fundraising, sales, and community engagement. An ideal candidate will have corporate and organizational contacts they can call on or refer to the Development Manager for sponsorship opportunities.

  • Self-motivated, strong interest in fundraising and/or selling sponsorships
  • Willing to talk to people at all levels
  • Poised presenter
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work with office tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Well-connected networker with good judgement who is not afraid to ask for financial backing
  • Must have a computer, or easy access to one

Be The Match Walk+Run Overview

Be The Match Walk+Run is a fundraising event that helps patients with blood cancers like leukemia find a marrow donor and receive a life-saving transplant. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. It can happen to anyone at any time. But so can a cure - a marrow transplant. The cure for blood cancer is in the hands of ordinary people. Most of us won’t have a marrow donor in our family and Be The Match matches volunteer marrow donors with patients who need them. The Be The Match Walk+Run (5K, 1K, and Tot Trot) raises funds to: add more volunteer potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry, giving more patients hope for a cure; help patients with uninsured treatment costs; and, support continued marrow transplant research.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Healthcare
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 1 year

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