Fund Raiser and Donations Solicitor

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Florida Family Literacy Center Inc.
 Virtual
Posted: February 21 2015
Company Location: Hollywood, FL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)

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Description

This non profit provides tutoring and mentoring for children who are struggling in school in grades kingergarten to Fourth Grades. We also provide parent involvement activities in education, health, fitness and wellness. We are located at 2116, Tyler Street Hollywood, Florida 33020.
Day-to-day fundraising includes but not limited to the following:

corporate fundraising
trust, foundation and statutory fundraising
major donor fundraising
legacy fundraising
events fundraising
community fundraising
direct marketing/individual giving.

Responsibilities

Here is summary of skills required to be a our fundraiser.

Good communication skills: both verbal and written. Writing creative, persuasive, concise and articulate copy will prove effective in persuading people to give. Experience of writing online copy is also becoming increasingly important.
Ability to research opportunities using the internet, phone, CD-ROMs and library resources.
Database and IT skills: managing information is crucial, as the profiles of donors, companies and trusts need to be recorded on a database, as well as a record of all communications, names of contacts, and their criteria for giving.
Organizational skills: an ability to manage a number of things at once is vital, as fundraising is a fast-paced and challenging role.
Budgeting: all fundraisers are likely to look after their own budget.
Relationship building: to encourage a long-term commitment to funding.
Presentation skills: to schools, local companies, churches, etc.
Account handling: servicing a donor, ensuring they are happy with their donation scheme and are kept well informed of progress and success.

Requirements

Candidates need to show evidence of the following:

commitment to the cause of our charity of helping children who are struggling in school. helping parents to be involved in the children's education and helping children to lead an active lifestyle.
ability to build and maintain relationships - a crucial skill in all areas of fundraising;
creativity, imagination and an entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising;
a proactive attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion;
ability to influence others with excellent oral and written communication skills;
ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
ability to meet financial targets;
good organisational and project management skills;
ability to motivate others and work as part of a team;
resilience, particularly when faced with setbacks;
sensitivity to the needs of volunteers and donors;
willingness to carry out a range of administrative tasks, as many charities need their staff to be multiskilled.

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