Board Member - Event Planning & Fund Development Committee Director

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

A world where everyone lives more and suffers less.

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: MISSION & EXPECTATIONS
Our mission at KIDS Initiative is to focus on helping to facilitate sustainable solutions in developing countries to enrich the lives of children. We can only focus on doing so when our team on the ground are driven, passionate, and innovative. We focus on developing genuine and impactful relationships with those we work with, which allows us to work cohesively as a team. We look to recruit a diverse group of individuals willing to dedicate their time to our mission and help to grow our organization into an efficient machine whose goal is to strive for a world where everyone lives more and suffers less.
In applying to work with KIDS Initiative, you adopt and exude the following characteristics:
%u25CF Dedicated, Committed, and Passionate about the overall mission to enrich the lives of children.
%u25CF Values the qualities necessary to strive in relationship building.
%u25CF Respectful in all areas and methods of communication.
%u25CF The drive to be Innovative, Independent, and to take Initiative.
Skills Required: The role of the Event Planning & Fund Development Committee Director is to develop fund development programs such as major gifts, tribute, bequests, etc., and to host the KIDS Initiative annual event, recruit and help coordinate 3rd party events supporting the organization, building on fundraising campaigns.

- Oversee and manage all fundraising efforts to build annual revenue and sponsor support
- Ensure that the fundraising programs offered by the organization contribute to its mission and reflect the priorities of the board
- In partnership with the organization's teams, plan and execute the operational plans for all philanthropic revenue streams, ensuring integration and coordination of the programs to leverage donor engagement and fundraising results
- Maintain and upgrade the annual fundraising plan which includes all pertinent aspects of: Major Donors, Grants and Events & Campaigns
- Develop and structure a plan for growing major gifts/ donors and bequest programs
- Lead the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects, including individuals and foundations, and strategic partnerships with corporations and other organizations
- In conjunction with the Donor & Volunteer Management and Stewardship committee lead, be one of the primary staff persons responsible for the major gift program and a portfolio of donors and prospects
- Build relationships and work closely with board members and key volunteers, in order to develop, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors, and to build their linkages with the organization
- Develop and structure a plan for in memoriam, tribute, birthday, anniversary, and holidays style donations with card recognition
- Develop a 3rd party fundraising platform, to include supporting materials/documents, promotion of fundraiser and management
- Develop a strategy with the Marketing & Communications committee around how to capitalize on the Giving Tuesday Campaign
- In consultation and collaboration with program leads, lead the development of cases for support to build awareness of philanthropic opportunities for our programs, equipment, and operational needs
- Manage and execute on KIDS Initiative's event Pairing Pints. Expand on event ticket sales and gain support with prize donations. Develop innovative ideas to keep events fresh and exciting
- Monitor day-to-day delivery through each committee to ensure goals are met and budgets respected
- Coordinate regular team meetings (i.e., weekly, biweekly, monthly, or as otherwise determined by lead) to manage and gauge progress of all committee members
- Monthly report to the board on all committee actions and goals
- Experience developing and executing a diversified annual fundraising program.
- Donor recruitment, retention, and relations experience in order to maintain philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
- Event and/or project management experience.
- Social media, marketing, and communication skills an asset.
- Experience leading a team of volunteers and understanding how to utilize everyone's skills to create a cohesive and nurturing team environment in order to achieve the desired organizational objectives.
- Organizational and time management skills to ensure tasks are being identified and achieved in a timely manner.
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: Requires child minding
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Jul 1, 2023