The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Assist with planning and execution of the Spirit of Provident Gala, Provident’s largest annual fundraiser on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in any of the following ways:
Solicit sponsorships ranging from $1,750 to $25,000
Solicit donations in any amount
Accompany Provident staff at solicitation meetings, as appropriate
Secure items for the silent auction, help with auction descriptions and packaging
Assist with Gala marketing - Calendar postings, social media, press releases
Secure items for the live auction
Provide input in planning activities surrounding the Gala: graphic design, decor, theme, keynote speaker and award winner selection
Provide physical support (moving materials and set-up) for the Gala: day before, day of
Attend the event, and act as Provident ambassador
Provide follow-up support (thank you calls, donor visits, send acknowledgement letters) following the event
Time commitment will vary, depending upon the specific task(s). Solicitations will be done with guidance from and in conjunction with Provident staff. Most meetings and solicitations will be made in the time frame of August, 2018 - January 2019. Meetings will be held quarterly in 2018 through October, Monthly in November and December and bi-weekly in January and February. Some meetings are face to face, and some are conference calls. Meeting length is 60-90 minutes.