At United Mission for Relief and Development, the great impact of our aid would not be possible without the commitment of our dedicated volunteers. There are numerous opportunities to get involved and support our programmatic work but one of the most tangible ways is by becoming a UMR Fundraising Leader!
Being a UMR Fundraising Leader takes your contributions to a level beyond a one-time or recurring donation. It gives YOU the power to raise funds for our projects within your own community and turn yourself into a bonafide crowdsourcing superstar!
By recruiting new donors, marketing our programs, and spreading the word about our work far and wide, you will be crucial in helping us fulfill our mission to become the organization of choice for improving lives worldwide.
And UMR will be right by your side to support your fundraising efforts by providing you with donation appeals, development strategies, impact stories, photos, graphics, and much more that will help strengthen your calls to give.
Benefits of UMR Fundraising Leaders:
Leadership opportunity within our volunteer program
Significant autonomy to fundraise for and market our projects
Support, guidance, and materials provided to you by UMR
Recognition levels and accompanying perks provided by UMR
Tangible impact knowing the donations you accrue go directly to our work on the ground
Set up your UMR Fundraising Leader page to be able to collect donations and share with your network. We provide detailed instructions in our Fundraising Toolkit on how to setup and manage your page.
Edit and adjust your page’s story to include additional content about our work that you think would further motivate potential donors.
Provide updates related to the services we are providing and the aid we are delivering throughout the world.
Share you and your donors' personal thoughts and feelings about how you're impacted by UMR’s work and what motivated you to get involved with us. These appeals can be in the form of impact stories or donor giving videos.
Include photos and graphics on your page, email blasts, and social media posts. Feel free to take them right from our website or social media.
Tap into your personal and professional networks through email, phone, face-to-face, and social media outreach to encourage them to give, market your page, or perhaps even create their own fundraising page.
There are no required skills or qualifications needed to setup and manage a UMR Fundraising Leader page but we do list a few skills below that if proficient in, will certainly assist you in your fundraising efforts:
Basic computer skills
Strong verbal/written communication
Relationship building and networking
Community outreach abilities
Advertising and marketing
Brand development and messaging
Social Media and blogging
Previous fundraising/development experience
Knowledge of crowdsourcing platforms, specifically Classy
Are you ready to amplify your impact and become a UMR Fundraising Leader? Make sure you checked out the Fundraising Leader's Toolkit on our website and select the "Become a Fundraiser" button on our fundraising platform we set up if you're eager to take your giving to the next level!
If you have any questions, run into any issues, or need any assistance, please reach out to our Volunteer Management Coordinator who would be more than happy to assist you.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About United Mission for Relief and Development
1990 K Street NW, Suite 425, Washington, DC 20006, US
At the United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR), we seek to provide disaster relief, recovery services, and humanitarian aid to underserved and marginalized populations all around the world. But what separates us from other relief organizations is the importance we place on making sure the aid we supply leads to the development of sustainable, resilient communities. By cooperating with local partners and NGOs on the ground, designing robust projects that take into account the long-term needs of societies, implementing innovative solutions that involve entire populations, and respecting the dignity of our beneficiaries, we provide them with the support they need to develop lasting and impactful change for the better.
United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR) is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. We are one of the fastest growing NGO’s in the country, with a focus on building humanitarian coalitions to tackle developmental needs. We work to help underserved and marginalized communities build their capacity toward resilience and aspire to become the organization of choice for improving lives worldwide.
In 2019, UMR led 54 projects in 15 different countries by issuing over $3 million dollars in expenditures across our various projects. But we are even prouder of the impact of our work, serving roughly 700,000 direct beneficiaries and around 7 million indirect beneficiaries! Our projects breakdown across four programmatic sectors: