Fundraising Committee Chair – Job Description

Role of the Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee plays an integral role in ensuring the organization is adequately funded to execute on its mandate. The Committee is responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising strategy to meet the organization’s fundraising goals set by the Board of Directors in the annual budget.

Responsibilities of Committee Chair

  1. Lead the development and implementation of the organization’s Fundraising Strategy
  2. Work closely with the organization’s Volunteer Coordinator to appropriately build out the committee with volunteer members
  3. Identify and implement methods to raise funds for our organization (e.g. via events, grants, individual, corporate & foundation donors); track and document success of these efforts
  4. Motivate, support and assist committee members with their roles
  5. Oversee the logistics of the committee’s operations and work, including assigning tasks and running meetings
  6. Monitor fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective
  7. Work closely with the Marketing/PR Committee Chair to create marketing materials and communications to promote fundraising initiatives
  8. Initiate and lead the committee’s annual evaluation
  9. Work closely with the Executive Director and other staff to support fundraising initiatives as their availability permits
  10. Report to the Board of Directors on the committee’s work and recommendations
  11. Increase awareness of organization’s work, goals, and financial needs, including within own networks whenever possible
  12. Minimum 1-year commitment required

Qualifications

  1. Must be member of YouthSpeak Board of Directors
  2. Exemplary communication abilities
  3. Strong leadership skills
  4. Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
  5. At least one year of fundraising experience, 2+ years preferred (Relevant professional business development and/or marketing experience will also be considered)
  6. Comfortable engaging with external stakeholders in order to achieve fundraising initiatives
  7. Dedication, commitment and availability to perform all duties of Committee Chair
  8. Managerial experience an asset

For information on the various Board positions, please click on the links. Volunteer applications can be found at the bottom of the team page. Interested candidates please send completed application form and resume to volunteers@youthspeak.ca

“YouthSpeak is a tremendous organization with amazing people doing very powerful work. Our board of directors provides organizational leadership with a focus on respect, collaboration, and hard work. It’s not always easy, but it’s extremely fulfilling and very impactful. We are always looking for great people to join our team!”