Fundraising Coordinator
Volunteer Types: Administration/Office, Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Fundraising
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Poverty/Social Justice
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: November 30, 2023
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The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) is seeking a dedicated volunteer for the role of Fundraising Coordinator. This vital position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission of fostering a thriving and supportive community. Working closely with the Fundraising Lead and Events team, the Fundraising Coordinator will play a crucial role in planning and executing strategic fundraising initiatives.

• Foster and maintain strong relationships with fundraising partners to ensure ongoing support for RRCRC initiatives.

• Assist in the planning and execution of diverse fundraising campaigns, including community events, online auctions, and merchandise sales.

• Engage and mobilize volunteers for various fundraising activities and events, fostering a collaborative and engaging community spirit.

• Conduct thorough research to identify potential fundraising partnerships within our local community, ensuring the sustainability and growth of RRCRC initiatives.

• Support comprehensive fundraising communication strategies across multiple platforms, effectively conveying the mission and impact of RRCRC’s community-focused endeavors.

• Maintain meticulous records of fundraising activities and initiatives to evaluate and optimize campaign effectiveness.

• Serve as an enthusiastic advocate for RRCRC, actively raising awareness of our vital contributions to the community and our commitment to making a positive difference.

• Monitor and analyze donation channels to identify potential major donors, building strong relationships with individuals who share our vision and values.

Required Skills:

• A genuine passion for fundraising and community support, demonstrated through an enthusiastic and dedicated approach to the role.

• Previous experience in fundraising is beneficial, although not mandatory, as a strong commitment to our mission and goals is paramount.

• Proven ability to build and maintain enduring relationships with partners, donors, and prospects, fostering a supportive and engaged network.

• Proficiency in efficiently managing multiple tasks within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, ensuring all responsibilities are carried out effectively.

• Sound knowledge and familiarity with Sharepoint (One Drive, Word, Excel, MS Forms) to facilitate seamless communication and data management.

• Experience with online fundraising tools and email marketing platforms is advantageous and will contribute to the success of our fundraising campaigns.

• A proactive, self-motivated, and accountable approach to work, coupled with the ability to set, prioritize, and achieve specific fundraising goals.

• Effective time management skills, with the capacity to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality results within specified timeframes.

Time Commitment:

The time commitment for this role may vary based on the fundraising cycle, with a minimum requirement of 3-5 hours per week. This opportunity offers a fulfilling and rewarding experience for individuals eager to make a meaningful impact within our community.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This opportunity as a Fundraising Coordinator at the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) can offer several significant benefits for the volunteer: 1. Meaningful Impact: Through active involvement in fundraising initiatives, the volunteer will directly contribute to the well-being and support of the local community, fostering a sense of accomplishment and purpose. 2. Skill Development: The role provides an excellent platform for honing various skills, including relationship building, event coordination, communication, and project management, which can be valuable for personal and professional growth. 3. Networking Opportunities: Engaging with diverse partners, donors, and prospects within the community can facilitate valuable networking opportunities, potentially leading to new connections and relationships that can be beneficial in the volunteer's personal and professional life. 4. Community Engagement: The volunteer will have the chance to immerse themselves in the local community, forging meaningful connections and gaining a deeper understanding of the community's needs and challenges. 5. Personal Fulfillment: By actively contributing to the betterment of the community and supporting essential RRCRC initiatives, the volunteer can experience a profound sense of fulfillment and satisfaction, knowing they are making a positive difference in the lives of others. 6. Professional Experience: Engaging in fundraising activities within a well-established organization like RRCRC can provide the volunteer with valuable hands-on experience and insights into the nonprofit sector, potentially enhancing their understanding of fundraising strategies and community engagement practices. 7. Personal Growth: Working within a dynamic and fast-paced environment can foster personal growth, resilience, and adaptability, as the volunteer navigates various tasks and responsibilities, contributing to their overall personal development. Overall, this opportunity offers a platform for the volunteer to contribute their skills and time to a meaningful cause, creating a positive impact on the community while simultaneously gaining valuable experience and personal growth.
How will the organization benefit?
The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) can benefit significantly from the contribution of a dedicated Fundraising Coordinator in the following ways: 1. Enhanced Fundraising Efforts: With the support of a skilled volunteer, the RRCRC can amplify its fundraising activities, leading to increased financial resources that can be channeled into critical community programs and initiatives. 2. Stronger Community Relationships: The involvement of a committed Fundraising Coordinator can strengthen the RRCRC's relationships with fundraising partners, donors, and the local community, fostering a sense of trust and collaboration that can lead to sustained support and engagement. 3. Expanded Outreach: Through strategic fundraising initiatives, the RRCRC can expand its reach and visibility within the community, raising awareness about its essential services and programs and potentially attracting new supporters and volunteers. 4. Diversified Funding Streams: A proficient Fundraising Coordinator can help the RRCRC diversify its funding sources, reducing dependency on a single funding channel and creating a more stable financial foundation for the organization's long-term sustainability. 5. Increased Community Impact: By mobilizing resources through effective fundraising, the RRCRC can expand its reach and impact within the community, addressing critical needs and providing vital support to individuals and families, thus solidifying its position as a pivotal resource within the community. 6. Optimized Fundraising Strategies: Leveraging the skills and expertise of the Fundraising Coordinator, the RRCRC can refine and optimize its fundraising strategies, ensuring that each initiative aligns with the organization's mission and resonates with the community's values and needs. 7. Heightened Organizational Visibility: A well-executed fundraising plan, overseen by a competent coordinator, can elevate the RRCRC's profile within the community, fostering a positive reputation and solidifying its role as a trusted and impactful community resource center. Overall, the dedication and efforts of a committed Fundraising Coordinator can significantly enhance the RRCRC's financial stability, community engagement, and overall impact, allowing the organization to continue providing vital support and resources to those in need within the community.
Volunteer location:
815 St. Laurent Blvd / Ward13 of Ottawa


Volunteer Team
@Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
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This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Administration/Office, Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Fundraising
You will be helping with: Animals, Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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