FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE ~ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES
The Fundraising Initiative engages members of the community in financially supporting Social Enterprise in the Bay Area. We collaborate with the Communications and Programs committees to raise funds that are used for catapulting social enterprises and increasing their positive impact in our communities. We produce engaging events, build a community of supporters, and guide philanthropic and impact investors in making meaningful investments for local Social Enterprises.
Committee members are a combination of social enterprise practitioners and event organizers across sectors. Preferred Committee Members have:
o Access to broad and engaged network, ideally of investors - sector-specific, or SE-related
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Ability to identify and communicate with potential sponsors
o Minimum Availability of ~5 hours/month to do committee work.
o Availability to Attend at least 2 programs, in addition to committee meetings and work.
o Previous fundraising experience through events for local nonprofits and social enterprises
Committee members are responsible for:
o Prospecting, emailing, and engaging in conversation with potential sponsors and funders
o Establishing utmost positive relationships with potential sponsors and funders
o Solicit vendors and sponsors to contribute their goods, services, and money to our constituency
o Assisting with fundraising and hosting Sponsors at each Pitch Night, and other chapter events
o Managing and reporting donors and donations related data
The above activities, when divided among several members of the Committee, should require no more than 2-3 hours/month of each person’s volunteer time.
Benefits of volunteering:
o Support Social Enterprise in the Bay Area by supporting the financial health of the chapter
o Expand your network with those of similar values, where you’ll be able to connect and receive the resources you need
- Resource Development / Management
- Sales Coaching & Training
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 2-3 hrs/month