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Fundraising Board Member

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Fundraising Board Member

The Fundraising Board will lead the organization in its annual and long-range fundraising and community outreach efforts. The board and its members will use their network and develop additional networks to enhance fundraising. The board will help develop a sustainable fund-raising strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Execute the annual giving
  • Coordinate special events and community outreach
  • Increase donor base by building a robust network of potential
  • Identify, establish, maintain and enhance a variety of relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, civic and professional groups to fulfill the organization’s operating needs, develop major gifts and planned giving opportunities.
  • Maintain quarterly contact with a small list of current and prospective major donors-for instance, sending a copy of the Inklings Book after the launch
  • Research and assist in preparation of proposals for individuals, corporate and foundation funding
  • Assist Executive Director with public relations/marketing duties including contacts with businesses, community organizations and the media.
  • Serve as agency liaison with the community to develop supportive *

Maintain confidentiality of funding sources.

  • Fiscal Responsibility:

The board of directors holds the ultimate responsibility for overseeing the organization’s financial affairs and ensuring that the organization is on a financially sustainable path.

* Financial Support:

Give an annual financial gift to SYI that is comparable to your highest annual charitable gift. It is important for prospective and current donors that we are a 100% giving board, and that our members financially support the organization in a way that is significant for them. Likewise, it is important that we are an inclusive board that allows for diversity of all kinds, including financial means.

* Monthly Tasks:

Board members will invest 6 - 15 hours monthly on board tasks, to include:

  • Attend a monthly meeting

  • Networking outreach and donor cultivation
  • Research and proposal development
  • Donor meetings and fundraising asks
  • Special projects such as event coordination, support of the annual giving campaign, and community outreach

* Organization Advocacy:

The most essential responsibility of board members is to be an advocate and champion for Society of Young Inklings, ensuring that awareness of our program grows so that we can more efficiently and effectively accomplish our mission.

More opportunities with SOCIETY OF YOUNG INKLINGS INC

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PO BOX 26914, SAN JOSE, CA 95159, US

Mission Statement

Young Inklings have stories to tell. You might have stories pouring out of you so fast that you don’t know what to do with them all. Or perhaps you’re just starting out on your writing journey. Either way, the big ideas in your heart and head matter. Our community of creators provides writer-to-writer connections and support to help you develop your craft.


Society of Young Inklings is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth writers, ages 8-18. "When I was young and filling notebooks with stories, I wanted someone to take my dreams seriously," says Naomi Kinsman, Founder and Executive Director. "Now, I have the privilege of granting wishes like my own by pairing youth writers with professionals who provide artistic mentorship and with our publishing team who deliver real-world publishing opportunities."

We launched our programs in 2008 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through our work (and play!) with thousands of students and educators, we developed and refined Writerly Play, our game-based approach to the creative process. Our community has stretched world-wide, and we now offer online mentorships, writers’ circles, and courses, so no matter where you live, we’re in your neighborhood.


Arts & Culture
Board Development
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Board Development, Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


Po Box 269414San Jose, CA 95159



  • Customer Acquisition
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach




  • 6-15 Monthly

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