Volunteer Position Description - Fundraising Leader
To inspire individual creativity and artistic expression through workshops in Italy, cultural exchange, and appreciation of the arts.
Project or position: Fundraising Leader
This position will bring new skills and abilities to the La Romita School of Art (LRSA) leadership team. The overall purpose is to develop and help implement a LRSA fundraising plan to generate a reliable stream of extra-programmatic funds for operation and student support. This includes developing a fundraising plan that addresses the possibility of grants, donations, campaigns, corporate sponsorships, and fund-raising events (such as online auction of art) to create a portfolio of potential activities with significant potential for success. This high-level position requires close collaboration with the Finance, Marketing/Communications, and Operations Committees to identify objectives and resource requirements and may ultimately lead to recruiting more volunteers for specific fund-raising functional support.
Assess current fundraising efforts, systems, databases, and potential
Coordinate with ED, Marketing/Communication, and Finance Committees to identify specific fundraising needs, opportunities, and gaps.
Identify necessary LRSA investment (both money and additional volunteer hours) in fundraising effort
Coordinate with the bookkeeper and accountant to ensure reporting compliance
Write an overall fundraising plan that addresses both near-term and longer term requirements
Create a calendar to coordinate tasks and activities with other LRSA schedules throughout the year
Help craft the LRSA message and marketing material for all media, especially online and social media
In the immediate term, identify and pursue fundraising opportunities to potentially include writing grants, connecting with potential donors, and mounting campaigns
Periodically present findings to the board and facilitate board-level discussion of LRSA fundraising
Advise and train Board Members and the Executive Director on fundraising processes and techniques
Previous experience developing and implementing fundraising plans for non-profits. Experience with the arts preferred.
Ability to work well in teams
Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision
Strong communication skills, especially writing
Mastery of current and emerging social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, and Instagram.
Familiarity with database management
Confidence to task board members and the ED when required to implement fundraising activities
Work from anywhere with internet connection.
Schedule and time commitment:
This position will become a permanent part of LRSA operations.
Time requirement will vary depending on intensity of specific requirements, but will average approximately 2 hours/week.
We hope to have an improved fundraising capability beginning in the 2021 season.
None required beyond initial orientation to LRSA
This position will report to and coordinate through the Executive Director.
The Mission of La Romita School is to inspire individual creativity and artistic expression through workshops in Italy, cultural exchange, and appreciation of the arts.
La Romita School of Art was founded in 1966 and incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational organization in 1983. Over the past 54 years, La Romita has hosted hundreds of art workshops for professional artists, students of the arts, cooking aficionados, photographers, and writers from the United States and around the world in the province of Umbria, in Central Italy.
Arts & Culture
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 26, 2021
Business Development & Sales Management
Orientation or Training
Approximately 2 hours per week.
previous fundraising experience preferably in the arts