Financial Development Chair


Cause Areas


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


308 Fourth Avenue S.Kirkland, WA 98033


We are seeking a reliable, detail-oriented person to assist our Chapter in fulfilling our mission, by raising funds to support our work. Join a dynamic group of individuals motivated by the need to protect our natural world with particular emphasis on environmental conservation and education.

Our chapter is expanding, and needs to develop a fundraising plan to support implementation of our Bird Friendly Communities Campaign, increase available funds for our youth, college, and teacher scholarship fund, and support ongoing chapter activities. Eastside Audubon connects people with nature through bird and plant walks, conservation activities and a wide variety of classes for both children and adults.

We encourage our leaders to be creative in their role, to involve other volunteers and the community in their work, and to develop strategies and procedures to make their job easier.


  • Add to your experience in grant writing, and donor relations, and program development
  • Support a local environmental cause
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Meet environmentally conscious people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Gain board-level experience


  • Concern for and dedication to the cause of environmental protection
  • Prior experience in grant-writing, monthly giving, or planned giving a plus
  • Willingness to act as an Eastside Audubon ambassador is crucial
  • Ability to make a 2-year commitment


  • Attention to detail and timelines
  • A reliable self- starter with great project follow through
  • Organized and ability to communicate directions
  • Strong initiative and decision-making skills
  • A great attitude and a desire to help the Chapter succeed
  • Someone who can jump right in and show leadership


  • Develop fundraising plans, initiate and coordinate fundraising activities. Current annual fundraising activities include: Bird-a-thon, Annual Appeal, Holiday Gift Wrap, Holiday Gift Fair
  • Oversee cultivation of new and current donors,
  • Coordinate committees formed for specific fundraising projects
  • Attend monthly board meetings, monthly Program Meetings, and biennial retreats
  • Work with the Board President, the General Manager, and other volunteers, and report directly to the Board of Directors.

The mission of Eastside Audubon is to protect, preserve and enhance natural ecosystems and our communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people. Established in 1980 as a Chapter of National Audubon, Eastside Audubon has grown to 1,000+ strong and serves the urban and rural communities east of Seattle.


  • Fundraising

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours a month

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