Corporate Sponsorship/Fundraising

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ORGANIZATION: YOUR PASSION 1ST

Objective:


The main objective of this position is to strategically secure financial support and resources for the organization by identifying and cultivating donors, crafting persuasive grant applications and fundraising proposals, executing successful fundraising campaigns and events, managing budgets, and fostering strong relationships with external stakeholders. The primary aim is to ensure the organization's continued mission advancement, sustainability, and growth.



Responsibilities:

  • Prospect Research: Conduct in-depth research on individuals, corporations, and foundations with potential interest in contributing to the organization.

  • Mission Communication: Skillfully convey the organization's mission, vision, and programs to prospective donors, highlighting the meaningful impact of their support.

  • Grant and Proposal Development: Create persuasive grant applications and compelling fundraising proposals that resonate with potential donors and grant-making entities.

  • Fundraising Strategy: Develop, execute, and refine fundraising campaigns with a strategic approach to meet financial objectives.

  • Event Coordination: Plan and oversee fundraising events, coordinating volunteer teams to ensure the events' success.

  • Budget Management: Effectively manage a budget, monitoring progress toward financial goals, and making data-driven decisions to optimize fundraising efforts.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and nurture strong relationships with external stakeholders, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, to advance the organization's mission.

  • Donor Satisfaction: Ensure that major donors are actively engaged, informed about the organization's activities, and feel appreciated for their support.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in Sponsorship/Fundraising management.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with team members and volunteers.

  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.

  • Proficiency in using various tools and online platforms for donor recruitment and communication.

  • A passion for the organization's mission and a commitment to making a positive impact.

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About YOUR PASSION 1ST

Location:

120 LAKE STREET, OAK PARK, IL 60302, US

Mission Statement

Inspire under-resourced young adults to overcome adversity and empower them to leverage their passion through mentorships, collaborative events, festivals, and innovative workshops.

Description

Upwards of 50,000 opportunity youth in Chicago are disconnected from the mainstream (Aspen Community Solutions.org). We inspire young adults to overcome adversity, and empower them to follow their passion into the workforce or entrepreneurship, while focusing on mental health. There’s something special inside of every young adult. Sometimes it just takes a little time to uncover it.
We inspire young adults to tap into their talents through our events, festivals, and collaborative workshops. We then provide coaching & mentorships to help build their mental health and develop their passion in pursuit of a lucrative self rewarding career. We Build Curiosity Through project based learning, young adults dive right in. Their curiosity becomes a light switch that can generate self-motivation and confidence, which are key ingredients to transforming their communities. Our teams are led by passionate professionals, industry leaders, and an outgoing youth advisory board.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Board Development
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Board Development, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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