Comrades of the millennial generation are giving back in droves to communities and causes that speak to them. Artists are lending their skills as Creative Associates at health focused nonprofits, journalism enthusiasts are giving back as Communication Coordinators to environmental organizations, and more. For many, it’s a matter of finding the right organization that is in need of your skills and will make good use of them in the communities in which they work – directly or indirectly. When it is a good fit – skill to need, passion to cause – the volunteer gains invaluable experience and the organization is the better for it.
In a response to a comment I made on an article discussing this fit between nonprofit organizations and board directors, Alice Korngold, President of Korngold Consulting LLC and a Huffinton Post Blogger said that,
“The people whom I place on boards ultimately report that they are the ones who gain so much. In fact, I think that the board members who invest the most of themselves find it particularly rewarding — developing personally and professionally, feeling a deep sense of reward and satisfaction, learning so much, and having the opportunity to engage with amazing people they’d never have had the opportunity to work or socialize with!”
At this point in our trajectory, we are aggressively recruiting dedicated and talented volunteer staff members to materialize our goals and accommodate our growth in 2012. To make a bigger impact, we don’t necessarily need a bigger team, but we do need more hands that are skilled in various functions.
In fall of last year, we put out an internship list and gathered a great team of interns that worked independently to assist many of our functional organizational needs. This time, we’re calling for those that would like to make a longer and deeper team commitment to our mission.
Take look at positions we are creating on our team. If you would like to make a leap into volunteerism (this is a leap year after all), connect with us at our Spring Volunteer Social!:
Communications Director - directs communication channels to our supporters (i.e. newsletter, blog, social media, etc)
Social Media Associate (immediate) – manages our social media accounts daily; also utilizes social media analytical tools to monitor our social media presence
Blog Editor - manages and edits our blog, finds regular contributors (internal and external); works closely with Communications Director
Corporate Relations Associate – manages our corporate relationships, assist in corporate presentations
Fundraising & Development Director - directs our fundraising and development initiatives; seeks private contributions; uses knowledge of philanthropic and public relations interests of individuals/foundations/corporations to uncover funding opportunities for GBF; establishes relationships with these agents
Major Gifts & In-Kind Donations Officer – coordinates and procures major gifts and in-kind donations for campaigns, events, etc.
Events Director – manages marquee events calendar and initiates preparation and coordination; works closely with event planner
Product Development Associate - develops research for products to benefit GBF programs (i.e. immediate project: “The Bond Bracelet,” find out more at the Spring Social); manages the funnel from ideation to product launch
Finance Director & Controller – directs GBF finances and develops financial controls; prepares & maintains annual budget for operations and programs; manages relationship with the accountant; manages payroll & financial systems
Human Resources Manager – develops hiring process & practices; identifies volunteer staff vacancies and recruits, interviews and selects applicants; develop volunteer/employment manual
OR…have a fundraising idea or want to join the general Volunteer Team of 2012? Connect with us at the social!