The Autism Speaks Walk is the signature fundraising event of Autism Speaks. It is also the world's largest fundraising event to support the diverse needs of the autism community. This grassroots movement is driven by volunteers and powered by love. Committee members and walkers generate funds that fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong support and services.
Desired volunteer skills and attributes: Experienced fundraiser or strong business development/sales background, passionate about the cause, competitive and goal-oriented, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, strong written and verbal communication skills, comfortable using or willing to learn collaboration tools, and able to meet goals and deadlines.
Understand the mission of Autism Speaks and the importance of fundraising for the organization.
Serve a one year term as Team Recruitment Chair.
Work with Walk Chair and Autism Speaks staff to develop an action plan to ensure team recruitment, fundraising, and year-round engagement goals are met.
Recruit and manager a team recruitment subcommittee from top team captains, business and community leaders, and other contacts to enlist NEW teams for the Autism Speaks Walk.
Develop and implement strategies to reach new teams from companies, organizations, families, support groups, schools, hospitals, etc.
Be an expert on all Walk fundraising and team resources and materials.
Actively promote the Walk incentive and recognition programs.
Cultivate relations with Team Captains.
Identify potential new Team Captains and walk them through the registration process.
Lead by example and actively fundraising for the Walk.
Mobilize personal network to participate in, volunteer for, and donate to the Walk.
Delegate responsibilities as needed.
Recruit and mentor a Team Recruitment Chair successor.
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Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Recognizing the need for a powerful voice Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Building upon the legacy of three leading autism organizations, Autism Coalition for Research and Education (ACRE), the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN), who merged with the organization, Autism Speaks has made extraordinary advancements in the autism community. Chief among these are increased global awareness of autism, better understanding of the breadth of the autism spectrum, and advocacy to increase research and access to care and support.
Today, Autism Speaks is dedicated to advancing research into causes and better treatments for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions both through direct funding and collaboration; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders; and working toward solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families across the spectrum and lifespan through advocacy and support.