WaterAid Victorian Fundraising Committee - Volunteers

WaterAid is seeking volunteers for our Victorian Fundraising Committee.

9 Nov 2016 | Melbourne, Australia
  • Position type : Volunteer
The WaterAid Victorian Fundraising Committee is seeking a number of volunteers to assist in an exciting new growth phase.

Now in its 12th year, the committee develops and implements fundraising strategies and actions against a planned framework of activity addressing multiple sources of funding in support of WaterAid Australia. A cornerstone of the annual workplan is the annual gala ball. Committee members get exposure to senior executives of the Victorian water, construction and manufacturing industry, while providing valuable support to a global not-for-profit and ultimately helping some of 650 million people without safe water to get access to clean and reliable drinking water and some of the 2.3 billion people without toilets to access to sanitation and hygiene.

The committee is moving to a new phase and is seeking volunteers to support its growth and:
• To develop its annual fundraising plan that incorporates a series of appropriate vehicles such as special events including the annual ball
• To take the lead in certain types of outreach efforts, such as chairing a sub-committee or hosting fundraising events, etc
• To be responsible for involvement of all committee members in fundraising, such as having committee members make telephone calls to ask for support
• To monitor fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective

Skills, Attributes and Prerequisites
• Commitment to the vision, mission and goals of WaterAid
• Understanding of WaterAid as a not-for-profit and responsibilities of a not-for-profit within Australia
• Willingness to make a personal time commitment to the committee and to solicit their own company and professional networks for sponsorship

Primary Roles and Responsibilities
• Provide input and guidance into development of the annual workplan, including budgeting, events (annual gala ball, golf tournaments, trivia night, etc.) and other committee activities
• Engage in the execution of all aspects of the annual workplan, including marketing efforts, personal solicitation, and the acknowledgement process for each event
• Help plan and implement campaigns to solicit funds from industry members and colleagues

Time Commitment
• Preparation for and participation in up to two in-person meetings and additional conference calls as needed (one per month with additional meetings closer to major events like the annual gala ball)
• Allocation of time to meet with or contact sponsors or prospects at industry events, business travels and other opportunities as they arise
• Costs associated with participating in committee meetings (airfare, transportation, accommodation, telephone, etc.) will be the responsibility of the committee member

A number of positions are being sought, including:
• Treasurer (candidates with an accounting background are encouraged to apply)
• Fundraising Lead
• General Members

To apply for a position on the Victoria Fundraising Committee, please provide a maximum 500 word personal statement addressing:
• Which position you are applying for and why you are interested in the position (what is your personal connection to WaterAid?)
• What is your value proposition to the Victorian Fundraising Committee

For enquiries and applications please contact Sebastian Norman, Chair WaterAid Fundraising Committee, at info@wateraidball.com .