Board Member – Fundraising
Farrington Nature Linc

Lincoln, MA 01773

Board Member – Fundraising

0 Reviews
Our board Farrington Nature Linc's board provides big picture oversight and thought around the growth of the organization. The board meets in the evening, over Zoom, every 6 weeks year round. Trustees are expected to attend board meeting and participate in the work of at least one committee.
Position We are looking for Development Committee Members who have a love of nature/outdoors/the environment, are natural networkers and/or are people who live in or grew up in low-income, urban areas and are familiar with our mission based population.  We are a good committee for anyone who cares about children, nature and social justice and has fundraising, marketing, events and/or communications skills.

The Development Committee provides advice and support to the Executive Director and Development Staff around fundraising mailings and events, communication planning and execution of the plans. The organization has commit to work with Community Centric Fundraising Guidelines as we increase funds raised for the organization.

Development Committee members are not excited to be primary fundraisers but are expected to help be fundraising "cheer leaders" for the organization in encouraging other committee members and Trustees to engage.
Desired skills
Event Management, Fundraising, Marketing
When Currently Development Committee meets at 2pm one Wednesday a month via Zoom but time is chosen by committee members and is flexible.
Where Zoom
Commitment 1 to 3 hours/month
Donation Organization strives for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
On-boarding Potential Trustees will serve on a board committee for six months. At that time, our Governance Committee will check in to see if the potential Trustee has interest in full board membership. Positions run for one year, aligning with our fiscal year (7/1- 6/30)
Additional Info The Development Committee is responsible for strategic networking to build public awareness and community support, as well as finding new committee / board members for Farrington.  The committee is also responsible for raising funds via individual donations, events, and foundation and corporate giving to support the organization’s operations, programs, and capital needs.

Working closely with the Executive Director, the committee is responsible for:

  • Developing and executing a fundraising plan

  • Networking strategically to maintain existing relationships, as well as develop new relationships with  supporters, donors, program participants, neighbors and potential committee/board members

  • Soliciting, acknowledging, and tracking donations and grants

  • Creating and implementing a plan to increase board participation and accountability

  • Soliciting, researching, and screening proposals for revenue generating activities, partnerships, or collaboration, and presenting proposals to full board if necessary

Our mission

Farrington’s mission is to enhance the well-being of children from low-income communities through a connection with the natural world. Our 75 acres of woodlands, fields, and ponds are dedicated to providing respite and inspiration for children who might not otherwise have this opportunity.

Children, Environment