EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE

Organization Details
Organization Name: KIDS Initiative
Address: Winnipeg MB
Website: http://www.kidsinitiative.ca
Organizational Description: MISSION
To work with developing communities by facilitating sustainable solutions to enrich the lives of children.

VISION
A world where everyone lives more and suffers less.

PURPOSE
To better the lives of children by helping to alleviate poverty, facilitating sustainable food and water solutions, advancing education, and improving health.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: EVENT PLANNING BOARD COMMITTEE
Coordinate events by organizing and setting up details and volunteers
Skills Required: Responsibilities:
Fundraising/Revenue Generation:
o Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals by coordinating and executing various fundraising
events
o Leverage and grow partnership opportunities through cold calling, networking, etc.
o Identify and maximize event revenue generation opportunities through creative avenues
such as sponsorship, ticket sales, silent auctions to meet or exceed fundraising goals
o Solicit sponsorship goals
Corporate/Community Engagement and Networking:
o Solicit, leverage and engage volunteers to support, initiate and facilitate events
Event Management:
o Develop implementation plans for event maximization and execution at the local level
Coordinate and execute events within budget while maximizing return
o Evaluate return on investment and implement improvements to achieve higher impact and
return at future events
o Anticipate and plan for future events, trends, problems and opportunities
o Explore existing community initiatives as potential opportunities
Plan and oversee the logistics of committee operations
Provide reports to the President 1 week prior to each board meeting
Present committee decisions/recommendations to the board
Assign work to committee members
Ensure committee members have the information needed to do their jobs
Set the agenda for and run committee meetings
Qualifications or Experience:
Post-secondary education, preferably in business, project management, fundraising, and/or
marketing, or other relevant programs
Work experience in non-profit, fundraising, sales, event coordination, marketing
People and volunteer management experience an asset
Must have a car and valid Driver's License
Strong communication skills and proven sales success
Demonstrable experience managing large events
People and volunteer management experience an asset
Achievement-oriented goal-setter, flexible and responsible
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Flexible work-from-home arrangements available
Collaborative relationship-builder
Computer proficiency, preferably including experience with social media
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Online: www.kidsinitiative.ca/volunteer
Closing Date: Jan 1, 2020