Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other kinds of donations for an organization. They also may design promotional materials and increase awareness of an organization’s work, goals, and financial needs.
Reports to: The Foundation Board
Ai Pono Hawaii, CEO
Schedule: Part time position with flexible (20) hours. May need to increase hours on and around major fundraising events. Work from home available with weekly check-ins with the CEO and monthly meetings with the Ai Pono Foundation Board.
Research prospective donors
Create a strong fundraising message that appeals to potential donors
Identify and contact potential donors
Use online platforms to raise donations
Organize campaigns or events to solicit donations
Maintain records of donor information
Evaluate the success of previous fundraising events
Train volunteers in fundraising procedures and practices
Ensure that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied
Coordinate and support monthly Foundation Board meetings
Development and maintenance of reusable and special event marketing materials
Fundraisers plan and oversee campaigns and events to raise money and other kinds of donations for an organization. They ensure that campaigns are effective by researching potential donors and examining records of those who have given in the past.
Annual campaign fundraisers solicit donations once a year for their organization. Many nonprofit organizations have annual giving campaigns.
Major-gifts fundraisers specialize in face-to-face interaction with donors who can give large amounts.
Timely, professional communication with all board members to support meetings.
Provide weekly updates to the CEO on Board functions and progress toward various campaigns driven by the Board directives.
Report budget updates at regular Board meetings, including income and expenditures.
Support Board Committees, as needed. Works well with volunteers.
Work toward building our various community relationships through outreach and networking, to increase participation at events and donations.
Pay: $25 per hour
Prefer a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.
Internships and previous work experience are important in obtaining a paid position as a fundraiser. Many fundraising campaigns rely on volunteers having face-to-face or over-the-phone interaction with potential donors. It is important for the fundraiser who organizes the campaign to have experience with this type of work.
Communication skills. Skills with professional communication, conflict management and calls to action in written, electronic and spoken form. Timely communication with volunteers, the Board and Nova Luna leadership.
Detail oriented. It’s a cliche for a reason. This includes maintaining lists of donors, board members, community partners and tracking donation deliverables and ethical use of funds in accordance with state and federal regulations. Be able to prepare for audits and regular budget reviews at Board meetings.
Leadership. Help to recruit and manage a core and on-demand team of volunteers and be able to lead them. See Organizational skills below.
Organizational skills. Manage the annual fundraiser as well as ongoing smaller campaigns and events that require planning and organizational skills to succeed. Organize volunteers and delegate well to optimize use of volunteer time and skill sets, and preserve fundraiser’s time for leadership and “big picture” items.
Development. Digital production of fundraising / marketing copy and print-ready materials, including graphics, photography, radio copy and online content.