Board Member – Fundraising
Blue Manatee Literacy Project

3094 Madison Road Cincinnati
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Board Member – Fundraising

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PositionResponsibilities of Board Member - Fundraising:
  • Review all previous year fundraising activity and make recommendations for improvements for new fiscal year.
  • Work with fundraising staff to determine annual development budget.
  • Revise and update current fund development plan.
  • Develop an annual calendar for the committee’s activities, including critical dates, milestones and required board actions
  • Engage in advocacy and networking.
  • Participate in annual special events and other fundraising activities.
  • Track and report progress toward fundraising goals to the Board.
  • Analyze relationships with current and prospective major donors and funders and develop individualized strategies to cultivate or strengthen those relationships.
  • Analyze relationships with current and prospective corporate sponsors, devise sponsorship packages, and work with staff and Board to develop relationships.
  • Along with Executive Director, meet with current and prospective major donors and funders (foundations and corporations).
  • Tap respective networks for potential donors of money, time and in-kind support.
  • Monitor & support fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective.
  • Provide report out during full Board meetings (Board Chair)
Desired skills
Fundraising*, Grants
Commitment1 to 3 hours/month
DonationWe strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
RequirementsBoard ResponsibilitiesSelect, support and evaluate BMLP Executive Director Promote the mission of the organization and serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization. Assume board leadership roles when asked. Ensure financial solvency of LNGC through fiscal oversight and participation in fundraising. Cultivate individual donors and connect corporate funding and foundation contacts with BMLP. Attend all board meetings and activities, and serve on at least one committee. Become knowledgeable about the organization and come to board meetings well-prepared and well-informed. Contribute to meetings by expressing point of view and make constructive suggestions/decisions; raise issues through the chair. Evaluate the organization’s programs and communicate the community perspective to the organization and Executive Director. Enhance the organization’s public image by representing the entire organization to individuals, the public and other organizations.
Our missionEmpowering every young reader with the skills, resources, and inspiration to succeed.
Children, Education