Relay For Life of West Seattle-Fundraising Lead


Cause Areas


Sun Feb 26, 2017 - Tue Jul 31, 2018


Hiawatha Park2700 California Ave SWSeattle, WA 98116


Relay For Life of West Seattle is a signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Composed of volunteers, the Event Leadership Team works on recruiting, event logisitics, and promoting fundraising for the fight against cancer. Training is both formal and informal, varying by position and experience of the volunteer. Time commitments vary by position. All Event Leadership Team members are expected to attend monthly Relay Rallies and Leadership Team meetings. All Event Leadership Team members are expected to raise a minimum of $100 to qualify for Hope Club.


The role of the fundraising lead is to grow Relay For Life event income through working with Team Captains, team members and the community by providing them information and resources needed to raise funds to fuel the mission of the American Cancer Society.

-Work closely with Team Ambassadors to educate teams how to set fundraising goals, meet those goals and educate on what tools are in place to assist them.

-Plan and implement fundraising workshops to ensure Team Captains and participants understand best practices for fundraising.

-Assist Event Leadership Team in educating community, teams, volunteers and participants on fundraising activities.

-Educate Event Leadership Team and community on the American Cancer Society's impact in the fight against cancer.

-Plan and implement strategies to aid in pre-event, day-of-event, post-event, online and offline fundraising.

-Assist recognition lead and Team Ambassadors to ensure all fundraising volunteeers are properly credited and recognized for their fundraising efforts.

-Assist Sponsorship Lead to ensure all event-lead cash donors, team-level cash donors and in-kind donors are properly credited and recognized for their sponsorship efforts.

-Ensure that Event Leadership Team includes and considers fundraising in their plans.

-Leverage all activities, events and entertainment as fundraising opportunities.

-Review fundraising benchmarks on a monthly or bi-monthly basis with Event Lead, Fund the Cure Lead and Relay For Life Specialist to ensure goals are being met.


  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Networking
  • Community Outreach
  • Public Speaking
  • Professional Development

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