Sponsorship & Flagship Chair for PurpleStride DC, the walk to end pancreatic cancer

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Recruiting Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Washington DC Affiliate

PurpleStride is the walk to end pancreatic cancer and is among the largest sources of funding for PanCAN while raising awareness and creating a community among those affected by this disease. The Sponsorship & Flagship Chair plays a critical role in the financial success of PurpleStride. This position is focused on corporate engagement in the local community through two key programs; sponsorship and flagship.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Partner with PurpleStride Chair and other planning committee chairs to determine event revenue goal.
  • Recruit and manage sponsorship & flagship committee members.
  • Prospect, solicit and steward prospective and existing corporate and community partners.
  • Cultivate relationships with local corporations and systems for sponsorship and/or flagship proposals.
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of organizational messages to accurately represent the organization and affiliate to corporate and community partners
  • Ensure all sponsors create a team for PurpleStride
  • Keep prospects and relationships apprised of organizational news and ensure year-round stewardship
  • Secure renewed pledges of past supporters.
  • Ensure agreements are signed and submitted to PanCAN for benefit implementation.
  • Work with other planning committee chairs to develop a list of needs for event day activities to ensure top notch customer service.
  • Maintain a prospect pipeline and track activity regularly
  • Connect the dots on potential higher-level sponsor opportunities (Nationwide or outside of PurpleStride)


  • Complete and maintain Partnership Agreement with PurpleStride Chair.
  • Access to a computer and the internet as well as proficient computer skills.
  • Respond to inquiries within two business days.
  • All volunteer committee positions are expected to regularly communicate with their local volunteer leader, think holistically about referrals (patient, volunteer, donor, etc.) and demonstrate a commitment to the PanCAN mission.


  • Business savvy
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build relationships with executives and leaders within the corporate or community setting
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Willingness to publicly speak or give presentations
  • Strong leader, communicator and motivator
  • A friendly, positive, solution-oriented, professional demeanor
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of community
  • Strong time management
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Commitment to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s mission

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Fee Amount: None

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