Director of Fundraising (Board Member)

Overview

No Strings Theatre

Locaton

Remote

Availability

Any day

Flexible hours

Commitment

2 - 5 months

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Individual

Sector

Sports & Culture

All ages

Development

Skills you would develop

  • Written communication skills

  • Problem solving

  • Project coordination

  • Strategic planning

Ideal for

  • University/College students

  • Recent graduates looking for relevant work experience

  • Young professionals

Contact

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Sheldon Leung

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Locaton

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Suite 254, Toronto, ON Canada

About the position

The Director of Fundraising (Board Member) is responsible for leading the fundraising initiatives from planning to execution to help meet NST’s financial goals. The individual would preferably have at least one year of fundraising experience. The incumbent must demonstrate strong leadership, communication and relationship-building skills with potential donors. The individual will be a member of NST's Board of Directors and the External Committee.



Responsibilities:


  • Develop the annual fundraising plan and strategies

  • Plan fundraising initiatives with the External Committee to help meet financial goals

  • Strategize and successfully execute fundraising campaigns

  • Craft grant applications and fundraising proposals

  • Identify and build relationships with potential donors

  • Effectively convey the organization’s mission, vision, and programs to potential donors

  • Manage a budget and track whether goals are being met

  • Attend and present at Board Meetings on fundraising progress

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and share expertise with the Board

  • Assist with the committee's projects and planning efforts

  • Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements

  • Other duties based on operational needs

Requirements

Skills and Experience:


  • Minimum of 1-2 years of fundraising experience

  • Experience working for a non for profit and/or in board governance (asset)

  • Experience writing grant proposals and/or fundraising letters (asset)

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Professionalism, exceptional communication and relationship-building skills

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail

  • Want to make a difference!



Availability


  • Time requirements may vary. Approximately 3-4 hours per week.

About the organization

No Strings Theatre program, established since 2005, was modelled after local and international training programs in opera, such as the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre in Toronto, and other such programs designed to provide professional artistic training by means of an intensive program outside of an institutional setting.


At No Strings Theatre, we do not just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our members and our community. No Strings Theatre is proud to be an equal opportunity organization and welcomes applications from people from all walks of life.

Impact

  • You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on your community by supporting emerging artists

  • You’ll gain client/donor - relationship skills, with coaching and support from experienced professionals

  • You’ll receive training in preparation for your role, and have access to ongoing training material and opportunities

  • You’ll work with a great team of passionate volunteers and supporters

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