Financial Outreach & Sponsorship Engagement
The Beaverton Downtown Association is seeking a seasoned fundraiser to join our tight-knit team. In this role, you will use your expert communication skills and keen sense of initiative to spot fundraising opportunities, develop relationships with potential donors, and manage fundraising campaigns. By coordinating events, writing proposals, and recruiting and leading volunteers, you will hone your speaking, writing, and leadership abilities while moving the BDA closer to its financial goals.
The ideal candidate will be motivated, professional, and organized, with a knack for research. We are looking for someone who believes in the BDA’s mission and will demonstrate an exceptional drive to further our existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones.
Objectives of this Role
Promote awareness of the BDA’s mission and work
Cultivate a network of dedicated donors and volunteers
Spot new fundraising opportunities
Plan fundraising initiatives to help the BDA meet financial goals
Form strong relationships with external stakeholders
Ensure major donors are satisfied and kept in the loop
Daily and Monthly Responsibilities
Research individuals, corporations, and foundations that may be interested in gift-giving
Effectively convey the BDA’s mission, vision, and programs to potential donors
Craft grant applications and fundraising proposals
Strategize and successfully execute fundraising campaigns
Organize fundraising events while overseeing teams of volunteers
Manage a budget and track whether goals are being met
Skills and Qualifications
A minimum of three years’ fundraising, sales, or marketing experience
Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
Ability to lead and motivate colleagues and volunteers
Strong attention to detail
A passion for research
Adept at managing tasks, planning events, and balancing priorities
Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, public relations, or a related field
Certificate in Fundraising, Diploma in Fundraising, or similar qualification
Competence in Microsoft Office suite and donor management systems
Experience writing grant proposals, press releases, and/or fundraising letters
Confidence with public speaking
Legal or accounting experience a plus
About Beaverton Downtown Association
PO BOX 311, BEAVERTON, OR 97075, US
The BDA's mission is to promote the preservation, history, culture, architecture, and public use of Beaverton's traditional downtown area.
We seek to enhance our community identity and foster a center of activity and economic vitality for the heart of Beaverton. We do this through four primary points of emphasis
1) Promotion: Planning events that draw people in to downtown and promoting how exciting Beaverton really is. We are not a suburb!
2) Design: Improving the design of our downtown community.
3) Economic Vitality: Supporting local business growth, expansion, and recruitment.
4) Organizational Health: Fundraising, developing partnerships, and supporting a strong organization through internal processes.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
September 1, 2021
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