Our Mission At Equine Outreach Horse Rescue, we believe that every horse deserves respect, dignity, love, and compassionate care. Based in Bend, OR, we accept as many abused, neglected, medically compromised, senior, and equines with uncertain futures as we can. From there, we focus on providing top-grade medical care, rehabilitation, positive training, and all the love, hugs, and TLC we can give. Some horses become sanctuary horses or hospice horses who remain in our care, while others are carefully and meticulously adopted or fostered out into loving homes. Opportunity We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join Equine Outreach as a volunteer Fundraising/Development Director. In this crucial role, you will be responsible for managing and implementing our fundraising strategies to support the organization's mission of rescuing and rehabilitating horses in need. Responsibilities Develop and execute comprehensive fundraising plans, including individual giving, corporate sponsorships, grants, and special events, to meet established financial goals. Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors, sponsors, and partners, effectively communicating the organization's mission and impact. Lead the grant-writing process, researching and identifying appropriate funding opportunities, preparing compelling grant proposals, and managing grant reporting requirements. Collaborate with the board of directors to create and implement innovative fundraising initiatives to expand donor base and increase revenue streams. Manage donor stewardship activities, ensuring personalized and timely acknowledgment, recognition, and ongoing communication with donors. Oversee the planning and execution of special events, coordinating logistics, sponsorships, volunteer engagement, and donor cultivation aspects. Utilize technology and fundraising software systems to track donor interactions, manage campaigns, analyze data, and generate reports to evaluate fundraising goals and performance. Qualifications: Proven experience in nonprofit fundraising and development, preferably within the animal welfare or equine industry. Familiarity with the unique challenges and opportunities specific to horse rescues and equine-related causes is highly desirable although not required. Strong track record in securing and managing major gifts, corporate partnerships, grants, and fundraising events. Demonstrated success in meeting fundraising targets and cultivating long-term donor relationships. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling grant proposals, donor communications, and marketing materials. Experience in storytelling and conveying the impact of the organization's work to donors and stakeholders is highly valued. Proactive and adept at networking, with a commitment to donor stewardship and fostering a culture of philanthropy within the organization. Proficient in utilizing fundraising software, donor management systems, and data analytics tools to track donor interactions, manage campaigns, and generate insightful reports for strategic decision-making Knowledge of ethical fundraising practices and regulations, maintaining donor confidentiality and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and guidelines. Passion for animal welfare and a deep understanding of the issues surrounding horse rescue and rehabilitation. The ability to effectively communicate the organization's mission, values, and impact to inspire and engage stakeholders. Join our dedicated team and make a significant impact on the lives of horses in need through your exceptional fundraising and development expertise.
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2023