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Dallas Pets Alive!

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Fundraising Event Coordinator

Making Dallas a No-Kill city is a big job and as a volunteer-based organization, we need a lot of great volunteers to do it. As a Fundraising Event Coordinator, you’ll be responsible for planning, organizing, and attending Dallas Pets Alive’s fundraising events including but not limited to our annual Pup Crawl signature event, and the Gala. If Covid-19 continues to be of concern, the Fundraising Event Coordinators will need to be able to pivot to executing virtual events.

To be considered, please be sure to also complete our volunteer application athttps://dallaspetsalive.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/

TEAM: Fundraising

REPORTS TO: Development Director and Fundraising Director

WORKS WITH: Executive Director, Development Director, and the Fundraising/Events Team


  • Execute the annual Pup Crawl signature fundraising event alongside the Executive Director, Development Director, and the Fundraising Director, while managing a special events team
    • There is an outline and checklist to guide you from the previous years
    • This event usually raises around $10,000
  • Execute a formal fundraising Gala alongside the Executive Director, Development Director, and Board of Directors, while managing a special events team
    • There has only been one Gala in the past, and it raised around $65,000
  • Work alongside the Development Director to execute any smaller fundraising events in conjunction with sponsorships that come up during the year
  • Organize occasional virtual events to bring in supplemental funds
  • Work with the Marketing Director to promote events
  • Correspondence with donors, businesses, and DPA Leadership


  • Preferred:
      • Large scale non-profit fundraising event experience
      • Volunteer management experience
  • Required:
    • Event experience
    • Must embrace the mission of Dallas Pets Alive and be able to passionately motivate donors to invest in our life saving mission by creating a fun atmosphere
    • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers
    • Be a "self-starter" and goal driven
    • Be organized and exhibit "follow-through" on tasks and goals
    • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and maintain professional level correspondence at all times
    • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, and common sense
    • Maintain emotional control under stress and conduct oneself at a high level of professionalism when working with others
    • Must be local within the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex
    • Must not have conflicting associations with similar non-profit organizations or business(es) related to animal welfare


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to maintain professional level correspondence at all times
  • A motivational, can-do attitude to represent Dallas Pets Alive! in a positive manner to our supporters and the general public
  • A problem-solving mindset to handle and diffuse challenging situations in a professional manner
  • A love for animals and dedication to the cause of animal welfare

TIME REQUIREMENT: 4-6 hours per week year-round average, but much more involvement leading up to event dates

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About Dallas Pets Alive!


11700 Preston Road Suite 660, Dallas, TX 75230, US

Mission Statement

At Dallas Pets Alive, our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.


We are implementing innovative and progressive programs in Dallas after studying the best practices of other cities (most notably Austin, Texas). We are currently focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets who are at risk of being killed in the Dallas Animal Services, by rescuing the pets that are at the greatest risk and helping owners who are having problems so great that they need to surrender their pet(s) to a shelter.

In our rescue program, we do not duplicate work of other agencies. We focus solely on the pets who have already been passed over by other groups and the Dallas Animal Services’ adoption programs that only take the healthy and treatable pets who are about to be killed and have no other options.



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Fundraising




  • 4-6 hours per week year-round average, but much more involvement leading up to event dates

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