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Volunteer Board Member - Development & Fundraising Leader

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POWER OF THE PEN

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The board development and fundraising leader is responsible for creating a fundraising plan to ensure that Power of the Pen is fully funded to meet our mission. We empower young people to find and develop their own unique creative voice by engaging students in interscholastic writing tournaments and providing a platform for publication. In our program, 7th and 8th grade students from throughout Ohio compete in district, regional, and state creative writing competitions.

The board development and fundraising leader will develop a fundraising plan alongside the executive director, assist fellow board members with completing essential board-level fundraising tasks, organize training, as needed, for the full board to support the realization of fundraising goals, and develop relationships and foster a positive image of the organization within the community.

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About POWER OF THE PEN

Location:

PO Box 2640, North Canton, OH 44720, US

Mission Statement

We empower young people to find and develop a creative voice that is uniquely their own by engaging students in interscholastic writing tournaments and providing a platform for publication.

Description

Power of the Pen hosts district and regional creative writing tournaments throughout Ohio, culminating in a state tournament in May. Every school year, thousands of 7th and 8th graders throughout Ohio compete in Power of the Pen tournaments, finding inspiration and encouragement to tell their stories.

For more than 30 years, Power of the Pen’s mission has been to empower young writers to find and develop their own unique creative voice. We accomplish this through writing tournaments that provide the incentives of competition and one-on-one feedback for each participating writer. For months before tournaments begin, students practice with their schools’ creative writing clubs to prepare for competition. At tournament awards ceremonies, the shouts and cheers in celebration of excellent writing rival those of the most heated sports competition.

The best student writing from tournaments is published annually in our Book of Winners, which serves as a mentor text for 7 th and 8 th grade Power of the Pen writers. In addition, we provide support to Power of the Pen creative writing club coaches as they prepare their students for tournaments. In a typical year, more than 3,000 writers participate in the program.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Reading / Writing
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 22
  • 2 to 5 hours per week
  • Qualifications: Previous experience in development and fundraising for nonprofits; ability to collaborate and motivate staff, board members, and volunteers; strong interpersonal and writing skills, and a passion for literacy. Must be located in Ohio.

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