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Development Board Member

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ORGANIZATION: Ruff Start Rescue

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Summary: The Development Board Member is an active member of the Ruff Start Rescue Board of Directors who is responsible for adhering to general board responsibilities, along with providing the board insights, recommendations, and discussion specific to their fundraising and donor expertise. This individual will also provide the marketing department and staff guidance when needed on topics including, but not limited to: fundraising, revenue planning, events, marketing strategies, and maintaining current donor relations, along with cultivating new ones, etc.


Time Commitment: 2-3 hours weekly in addition to general board time commitments


Location: Current Zoom/Future In-person


Reports to: Board Chair


Responsibilities:

  • Provide fundraising and donor expertise to the board, executive director, and development department.

  • Member of the Ruff Start Rescue Advancement Committee, which meets virtually, monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month from 3:00-4:00 PM CST.

  • Make recommendations on marketing plans, events, donor relationships, social media strategies, etc.

  • Analyze relationships with current and prospective major donors, along with corporate donors, and provide guidance to board, executive director, development department, to cultivate or strengthen those relationships.

  • Determine board fundraising expectations and goals with the board chair.

  • Engage in advocacy and networking through participation in Ruff Start Rescue Fundraising events and other opportunities to expand Ruff Start Rescue brand


Qualifications:

  • An active member of the Ruff Start Rescue Board of Directors

  • Prior experience with event planning, fundraising, and donor relationships

  • Animal welfare and rescue/shelter experience preferred

  • Experience with grant writing and application process

  • Strong background/knowledge of social media (mainly Facebook/Instagram) preferred

  • Experience in public appearances, events, and marketing strategies


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About Ruff Start Rescue

Location:

12526 319th Ave, Princeton, MN 55371, US

Mission Statement

Ruff Start Rescue is dedicated to saving animals whose lives are at risk. We also educate the community about the importance of animal rescue and responsibility. www.facebook.com/ruffstart

Description

Who We Are & How We Do It

We are a foster based animal rescue based out of Central MN. We are a No-Kill dog and cat rescue organization. We rescue stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats as well as ferrets, guinea pigs and rabbits. We all work very hard to place them in new loving homes. We have a facility in Princeton for staff and supplies, but we operate throughout all of central MN. In fact, we have most of our fosters in the twin cities and surrounding areas.

This group could not survive without all of our wonderful volunteers who spend countless hours devoting time to save lives. Most volunteers work full time jobs, have children, their own animals, etc and have a very busy schedule. So if your phone calls or emails are not answered by a live person right away, it’s probably because we are at work and will call you as soon as we can.

More info at: http://www.ruffstartrescue.com/info/index

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Board Development
Animals, Board Development

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

12525 319th avePrincetonPrinceton, MN 55371

(45.54753,-93.58514)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Merchandising

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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