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Kentucky Genealogical Society

Fundraising Coordinator

Job Summary 

Our grassroots non-profit organization is seeking a Fundraising Coordinator to oversee our fundraising efforts. The Fundraising Coordinator will work closely with the volunteer president to plan and implement fundraising events and campaigns, and develop and maintain relationships with donors and sponsors. The Fundraising Coordinator will also be responsible for developing and executing strategies to increase funding for the organization. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan, including identifying funding sources, setting goals and targets, and developing strategies to achieve them
  • Plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns, including identifying potential donors and sponsors, soliciting donations, and coordinating logistics
  • Develop and maintain relationships with donors and sponsors, including regular communication and acknowledgement
  • Conduct research and analysis on potential funding sources, including grant opportunities, and develop proposals to secure funding
  • Work closely with the president and board to ensure that fundraising efforts are aligned with the organization’s mission and values
  • Collaborate with other volunteers to maximize fundraising opportunities and leverage resources
  • Develop and manage the fundraising budget, ensuring that resources are allocated appropriately
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of fundraising activities, including tracking donations, sponsorships, and other revenue sources 

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience in fundraising, preferably in a nonprofit or grassroots setting
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing fundraising campaigns and events
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with donors, sponsors, staff, and external stakeholders
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices and techniques, including grant writing and major gifts
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a positive and proactive attitude
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of the organization 

This is a part-time, volunteer position. Expected time commitment is 5 hours per week. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@kygs.org

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