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ORGANIZATION: Bay State Trail Riders Association

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BSTRA Fundraising Committee Chairman Job Description

Job Summary:

Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve, preserve and create new trails with access for horseback riders. This work also benefits all other trail users as there are no horseback only trails. The Fundraising Committee’s role is to obtain funding for BSTRA’s trail projects by education potential sponsors about what BSTRA does and offering them an opportunity to be part of the work we do in the community by donating.

This volunteer position heads up BSTRA’s annual fundraising efforts, administering the existing established fundraising program, managing the Fundraising Committee, and reporting Committee results to the Board of Directors. While a volunteer position, it is a great resume builder.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Contacting existing business sponsors to obtain sponsorship renewals and identifying and contacting potential new sponsors. The existing sponsor list is broken down and assigned to each of the members of the Fundraising Committee with the Chairman directing other members so the Fundraising Program is implemented in a consistent manner.

Acting as keeper of the total sponsor list and updating the online Business Sponsor Directory, National Trails Day Handout Sponsor Directory, and Fall Benefit Ride Handout Directory.

Preparing letters, contribution receipts and thank you letters for committee members to send to donors on their portion of the sponsor list.

Tracking and reporting donations from both businesses and individuals and providing monthly reports and updates to the Board of Directors.

Planning and running regular meetings with members of the Fundraising Committee to provide direction and collect results.

Communicating and coordinating sponsor advertising with BSTRA editor of the Bugle.

Organizing and running BSTRA’s National Trails Day Fundraising Event and Fall Benefit Ride with assistance from Fundraising Committee and Board of Directors.

Coordinating contact of previous donors and potential new donors for #Giving Tuesday by Fundraising Committee.

Identifying and developing other fundraising opportunities throughout the year with assistance of the members of the Fundraising Committee.

Qualifications and Skills:

Must be a creative self-starter with good planning, interpersonal, communication, sales, and motivational skills.

Must possess networking and relationship building skills. Posting on Face Book and sending out press releases.

Must be able to use Microsoft Word and email for correspondence. Additional desired software skills including Excel and Publisher. Must be willing to learn WordPress for updating website Sponsor Directory.

Some supervisory or management experience and/or education is highly desirable.

Location Massachusetts. With Zoom meetings opportunities to be more wide spread.

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About Bay State Trail Riders Association



Mission Statement

The purpose of this non-profit organization shall be to foster the development of a statewide system of all-purpose trails that include horseback riding. To this end, we will undertake any project in the areas of research, education and service in cooperation with clubs, civic groups, subdivisions of government and governmental agencies at all levels. We will work to maintain, preserve and acquire trails. We shall foster the use of trails and the sport of trail riding in any way feasible. We shall promote through education, good horsemanship, and common sense trail etiquette with all trail users.


Protecting the future of trail riding.

The creation of new and connecting trails for outdoor recreation and fitness.

Keeping access open to equestrian use.

Preserving and maintaining trails.

Promoting responsible use of trails.

Facilitating communication, cooperation and goodwill between trail users and landowners.

Striving to represent horseback riding interests to various land owning agencies.

Assisting in the preparation of plans, surveys, and studies to make recommendations.

Encouraging citizen participation in trail stewardship.


Sports & Recreation
Community, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


24 Glen StreetDouglas, MA 01516



  • Program Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 5 hours per week. More time is spent when working on the big fundraising event which happens in June. Smaller events could be added during the year if so desired.

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