Autism Speaks Walk Team Retention Chair- Southwest FL

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


TBDEstero, FL 33928


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 supports and services.

Team Retention Chair Overview: The Team Retention Chair works with Autism Speaks staff to build relationships with past years' Team Captains and increase their revenue. The focus of this role is on recruiting former team captains, making sure they feel recognized, appreciated and supported as they work toward achieving their team recruitment and fundraising goals. Each member of this committee has a "portfolio" of past team captains to recruit and then cultivate. The Team Kickoff event is a key responsibility of this committee. The Team Retention Chair works closely with the Walk Chair and Team Recruitment Chair to maximize event fundraising revenue. This is a one-year term.

Volunteer Attributes: Experienced fundraiser, preferably someone who has served as an Autism Speaks Walk Team Captain in the past, passionate about the cause, detail oriented, able to multi-task, good communication skills, and able to meet goals and deadlines

Volunteer Objectives:

  • Understand the mission of Autism Speaks
  • Understand the importance of fundraising for Autism Speaks
  • Serve for one year as the Team Retention Chair
  • Work with Walk Chair and Autism Speaks staff to implement the Walk as outlined in the Walk Manual
  • Recruit, train, and manage a team retention sub-committee from top team captains, friends, relatives, business leaders and students
  • Facilitate team retention committee meetings as needed
  • Work closely with the Team Recruitment Chair to share ideas and information
  • Be an expert on all fundraising and team resources and materials
  • Actively promote the incentive and recognition programs
  • Cultivate relationships with Team Captains
  • Call past years' Team Captains and ask them to register
  • Lead by example and actively fundraise for the Walk
  • Mobilize personal network to participate in, volunteer for, and donate to the Walk
  • Delegate responsibilites as needed to ensure the success of the Walk
  • Recruit and mentor a Team Retention Chair successor for 2018

If interested, please contact Katy Formella at or 407-473-0309. Submitting your request will not secure your place as the Team Retention Chair.


  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development
  • Group Facilitation
  • Management
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 5-10 hours per month

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