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Board Member - Major Gifts

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  • 7 people are interested

We are seeking a board member with experience in Major Gifts and large donors. We have a strategic plan, created by the Executive Director, the Development Director and the board, and we now seek the right team to help us implement our long range planning through the appropriate donor stewardship. The best candidate will be able to represent West Place appropriately, and will be able to work independently to achieve their goals. You can directly help us maintain a clear path toward our future endeavors.

In order to assist our financial growth, we also look toward the willingness of our board members to provide an annual monetary donation that they feel is reasonable and appropriate, to the best of their financial ability. We anticipate that each board member will seek to raise or otherwise bring to the organization a minimum of $10,000 or more each year.

We do expect that a board member appreciate that being on a board is a commitment, and does require work and dedication. Board members come on to the board during their first year as a probationary member. After a successful first year, a board member will then be voted on for a three-year term, which can be extended after three years.

Please note that board turnover sets us back and therefore we need to take steps to avoid it. In order for our organization to take the time to meet, interview, obtain all the required paperwork, train you on our board, get you familiar with West Place and get you started on a project, we need any prospective board member to confirm the following:
- You will be able to give us several hours of volunteering a week, or the equivalent throughout the course of a year
- You will be available for quarterly meetings
- You will use our internal app to communicate and will actively communicate with the board and staff
- You will be given and will use a West Place email address for external West Place communications
- You do not expect to move out of the area over the next few years
- You do not anticipate a significant job/career/life change over the next few years
- Even with most changes in life, you will be able to be an active and productive board member

(Please also note that we are currently not hiring and this is a volunteer board position. If you are seeking to turn this volunteer opportunity into a full-time job, there will be significantly more requirements).

Please do look at our website. Not only will it show you a great deal about our organization, but you'll learn that our executive director was named a "2017 Rhode Islander of the Year," and gave a TEDx Talk in 2018, both related to her work with West Place.

We thank you in advance for your interest in joining this incredible organization. We hope you will choose to be a part of this wonderful organization.

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3198 MAIN RD, TIVERTON, RI 02878, US

Mission Statement

West Place Animal Sanctuary rescues farm animals from abuse, neglect, and cruelty and provides them with a permanent home and lifelong care. We rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in Rhode Island and release healthy animals back into their natural habitats. We also operate the lost dog shelter for the towns of Tiverton and Little Compton. Through our humane education programs, West Place educates the public, offers hands-on educational experiences through our immersive student internships, and cultivates a more compassionate community.


Founded in 2007, West Place Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving care, love, and a permanent home to farm animals rescued from cases of abuse, neglect, and cruelty. It is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center that assists sick, injured, and orphaned animals, and releases healthy wildlife back into their natural habitats. It also serves as the lost dog shelter for the towns of Tiverton and Little Compton. West Place has a network of 75+ volunteers, who provide essential animal care 365 days a year, and the organization provides unique hands-on humane education experiences to students to cultivate a more compassionate community.


Board Development
Animals, Board Development, Environment


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3198 Main RoadTivertonTiverton, RI 02878



  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Management




  • Orientation or Training
  • Several hours per month

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