[act-ma] Hiring Fundraiser at Bikes Not Bombs

Bikes Not Bombs mail at bikesnotbombs.org
Fri Jan 29 20:11:07 PST 2010

Job opening at Bikes Not Bombs
(full listing also at  http://bikesnotbombs.org/node/649)

Director of Grassroots Fundraising & Events

Overview:  Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) is a 25-year-old community  
organization that takes in between 5,000 to 6,000 donated bikes each  
year and re-uses them in innovative youth programs, international  
development projects, and its vocational training/retail shop. More  
than 2,000 young people have participated in BNB’s youth leadership  
and cycling programs, all of which teach mechanics, safe urban  
riding, and environmental and social justice. Through its  
international program, BNB has sent more than 38,000 bikes to  
countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa to establish  
micro-enterprises in bicycle sales and appropriate technology.  
Finally, Bikes Not Bombs operates a full-service bike shop.

Position:  Bikes Not Bombs seeks to hire a dynamic, creative, and  
highly organized professional to manage the organization’s grassroots  
fundraising efforts, oversee events, and serve as an enthusiastic  
ambassador of BNB’s mission. Strong relationship cultivation and  
management of donors and volunteers is key to success in this role.  
The position requires both an ability to think strategically about  
the “big picture” and execute plans with strong attention to detail.  
The Director of Grassroots Fundraising & Events reports to the  
Executive Director.


Gift Management/Donor Cultivation and Stewardship
- Ensure that all gifts and pledges are properly tracked
- Generate gift acknowledgements, receipts, and reports for donations  
on a timely basis
- Maintain up-to-date and accurate donor records and files; ensure  
confidentiality of donor information
- Maintain and grow portfolio of donors in the $100-$1,000 range
- Develop personal relationships with donors on behalf of BNB through  
face-to-face meetings, telephone communications, mail  
correspondences, etc.

Direct Mail Solicitations
- Generate 2-3 direct mail solicitations per year: generate content  
ideas, write solicitation letter and accompanying newsletter, oversee  
graphic design, interface with printers, determine database search  
criteria, oversee distribution
- Track and analyze results

Annual Phone-A-Thon
- Recruit volunteers
- Design and implement training for callers
- Identify donors to be called and segment appropriately
- Organize and oversee all logistics (phone banking locations,  
accurate tracking, gift acknowledgements, volunteer supervision, etc.)
- Track and analyze results

- Coordinate and oversee all fundraising aspects of the Annual Bike-A- 
Thon, BNB’s biggest fundraising event of the year
- Identify opportunities and provide support for additional  
fundraising events, including house parties, special celebrations,  
and smaller educational presentations

- Develop and design marketing and outreach materials, including  
thank you cards, invitations, membership materials, and flyers;  
interface with printers

- Work with database development team to improve functionality
- Delegate and oversee data entry as appropriate
- Hire and supervise interns and volunteers, especially during  
particularly busy seasons
- Help develop and monitor fundraising budget
- Develop and manage Grassroots Fundraising Calendar
- Supervise and provide mentorship to Administrative Coordinator/ 
Membership Manager
- Coordinate and facilitate Development Team meetings
- Track and analyze results of individual fundraising efforts

New Initiatives and Supporting Activities
- Assist Executive Director with the development of Major Donor  
program, help develop strategies for engaging cultivation events and  
- Identify potential major donors for further follow-up
- Help develop planned giving opportunities
- Partner with staff, Board of Directors, consultants, and volunteers  
to advance the mission and fiscal stability of Bikes Not Bombs
- Other duties as needed

- Commitment to all aspects of BNB mission
- Experience developing and nurturing positive relationships with  
donors and supporters (both individuals and organizations)
- Experience organizing successful events that involve multiple  
- Ability to work with staff, board, and volunteers with sense of  
humor and flexibility
- Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise staff and volunteers
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team in a fast-paced  
work environment
- Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and  
verbal, and a high comfort level meeting/speaking with individuals  
face-to-face or at social functions and events
- Demonstrated experience in effective project management
- Ability to write compelling materials that effectively communicated  
BNB’s mission, programs, and activities
- Ability to set priorities, manage schedules, meet deadlines, and  
track the progress of multiple projects simultaneously while  
maintaining a high-quality of work and strong attention to detail
- Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, organizational and  
presentation skills required
- Commitment to excellence a must

Hours and Salary: This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary  
is $35,000 per year. Some evenings and weekends required.

Please send cover letter and resume before February 26th to  
hiring at bikesnotbombs.org. Expected start date is March 22, 2010.

Bikes Not Bombs is a social justice organization that is committed to  
diversity in both its programmatic work and staffing with regard to  
race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, age, physical ability,  
religion, and sexual orientation.

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