Minneapolis Be The Match Walk+Run Local Organizing Committee


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When

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

Where

Working RemotelyMinneapolis, MN 55401


About

Purpose

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) leads the fundraising efforts for the Minneaoplis Walk+Run event, serves as a grassroots promotions team for the Walk+Run event, and acts as an ambassador of Be The Match to the local community.

Location

Volunteer in the Minneapolis area with the local LOC volunteers and Minneapolis-based Development Manager. Staff Lead for the LOC is Angie Larson,
Development Manager.

LOC Roles

Roles vary depending upon current membership and vacancies and members' strengths and skill sets. The ideal LOC structure includes a Chair and members focused on sponsorships, entertainment, registration, team recruitment, in-kind donations, event promotions, and volunteer recruitment.

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.

Qualifications

This is a leadership position and a great opportunity for someone with experience and/or interest in fundraising and event planning.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong interest in non-profits
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with office tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Must have a computer, or easy access to one
  • Local business connections helpful

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.

Skills

  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

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

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