The Director of Fund Development will work with the Board of Directors, key volunteers and outside consultants to create, implement, and maintain a comprehensive fund development strategy for the Virtues Project International Association (VPIA) to support the organization and advance The Virtues Project TM ambition to ignite virtues globally. This person oversees development, planning, design, and implementation of fundraising and partnership programs in alignment with VPIA's mission statement, policies and procedures.
A major responsibility is to oversee development of a fund development strategy that incorporates current funding programs like crowdfunding, individual donations and royalties. The strategy can also expand into planned giving, fees, product sales, corporate sponsorships, foundations, etc.
The Fund Development Chair will chair a Fund Development Committee to oversee the work of multiple teams to implement the strategy. Specific areas of responsibility include:
Establishment of donation-friendly tax status for countries of major donors, e.g., US and Canada.
Capabilities to track fund development activities, including a donor database, design and maintenance of donor and prospect records, gift management systems and informational reports.
Individual donor programs with emphasis on prospect identification, donor cultivation, a major donor program, and Board engagement in fundraising.
Manage annual fundraising calendar.
Corporate relationships, including funded services, sponsorships, and philanthropy.
Foundation and government grants, identifying grant opportunities, managing grant applications and ensuring reporting requirements are met.
Other funding sources such as memberships or fees, partnerships, promotions
Assist in the implementation of recognition, acknowledgments and incentives for donors and volunteers.
Demonstrates initiative and works as a team player.
Adheres to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development.
Conveys a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector.
Manages multiple priorities while working remotely with volunteers to accomplish tasks and functions well without a formal work structure
A self-starter, self-manager with an entrepreneurial spirit
Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written skills
Attention to detail and follow-through
Donor management system experience
Social media campaign experience
Excellent computer skills for business
VPIA is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 at the request of the founders of The Virtues ProjectTM (www.virtuesproject.com). VPIA operates in service of The Virtues Project to protect the integrity of the body of work, to grow, strengthen and expand its reach, and to ensure its sustainability. The Virtues Project International Association (VPIA) is not affiliated with any religious organization.
If you are interested in this role please follow this link to our Volunteer Application Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9DeArdFRSqU9G5ukJJel7npJXy_JcPxcck3tUZqWTtM1yyw/viewform?c=0&w=1
412 Brookpark Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta 54475, CA
Virtues Project International Association protects, supports and advances the mission and vision of The Virtues Project.™. The Virtues Project™ unites and elevates humanity by awakening virtues, the gifts of character, through the practice of five simple strategies.
Canadian Non-profit Organization established in 2013. Board of Directors, all volunteers are working to grow a global organization that began in 1991 as a grassroots movement.
The Virtues Project is a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. The Project is sparking a global revolution of kindness, justice, and integrity in more than 100 countries through its facilitators and Virtues Connections.
The Virtues Project empowers individuals to live more authentic meaningful lives, families to raise children of compassion and integrity, educators to create safe, caring, and high performing learning communities, and leaders to encourage excellence and ethics in the work place. It has inspired and mobilized people worldwide to commit acts of service and generosity, to heal violence with virtues.
The Five Virtues Strategies of The Virtues Project awaken the gifts of character, through inspiring programs, books, and materials that help us to remember who we really are and to live by our highest values.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 14, 2021
Resource Development / Management
Business Development & Sales Management
Grant Writing / Research
Orientation or Training
3-5 hours per week
Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player. Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector.