Job Opportunity: Redeemer Radio – Director of Development

 

redeemer-radio-logoRedeemer Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is seeking a full-time Director of Development for the 106.3FM and 89.9FM listening areas.  The Director of Development (DD) is chiefly responsible for enhancing and maintaining donor revenue to achieve Fort Wayne Redeemer Radio’s financial needs.

The DD must have a passion for Redeemer Radio with the ability to build and develop long-term relationships with supporters and volunteers.  The chosen candidate will be an organized team player with attention to detail, big picture thinking and have strong verbal and written communication skills.  He or she should be comfortable asking individuals for financial support and guide other volunteers who assist in this effort.  A self-motivated individual with a servant leadership style is essential.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and direct all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation and communication
  • Create and improve existing development programs to support the annual budget
  • Lead and guide development volunteers who assist Redeemer Radio
  • Responsible for donor communication strategies

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Reflections on BLF14: Post #4 – Consensus-based Leadership

Gems from the 2014 Board Leadership Forum, submitted by Laura Boyer.

GOB in DC


GOB in DC at the 2014 Board Leadership Forum last autumn (Laura is third from the right)

The Get on Board committee is made up of a handful of talented people who are passionate about our community.

I have experience with collective decision making, so I was excited to hear more about it from consultants who train people in the process. They demonstrated the benefits of their process visually by lining us up in different formations that represented different forms of hierarchies.

The traditional business model, where everyone reports to a superior, had the greatest potential for communication delays, errors and personal agendas getting in the way. Specialized small groups reporting to a main leader or group of leaders were the most efficient way of getting everyone’s input.

We heard from a board member who had trained in the model and rose to a high leadership post in his organization. Since everyone has a voice in the consensus-based model, it is easier for people to shine who aren’t obvious leaders. The model encourages facilitates leadership from “talented introverts.” That was an “Aha!” moment for me because I have seen it happen and achieved it myself.

Submitted by Laura Boyer

A special thanks to Laura Boyer for taking the time to share her experiences at Board Leadership Forum 2014 with our community of nonprofits.  You are much appreciated Laura!

Marilynn Fauth

 

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Job Opportunity: PBS39 – Part-Time Education Outreach Coordinator

Location: PBS39, Fort Wayne, IndianaPBS39

Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Education Outreach Coordinator plays an active role in supporting PBS39’s relationship with area educational institutions and programs, participating in PBS Kids educational initiatives and projects, communicating news and information about PBS39’s educational outreach activities with the general public, and maintaining the database of education-oriented organizations and institutions for use by PBS39.

Description: The Education Outreach Coordinator participates in educational initiatives by performing functions that include but are not limited to:

  • Connecting national PBS Learning Media and PBSKids initiatives to local PBS39 initiatives that service our community by planning, promoting, and executing education outreach workshops and events.
  • Managing the Explorer Club, a membership based kids’ club that provides educational outreach activities to its members.
  • Communicating to stakeholders (educators, donors, families, etc.) through print and electronic materials, promoting PBS39’s role as an educational resource.
  • Administering education specific projects as they arise.
  • Serving as the station’s liaison with schools, teachers, daycare providers, community partners and other educational organizations.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate and timely records as requested.
  • Participate in organization-wide activities such as periodic pledge drives, special events, etc. as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Individual Giving.

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Job Opportunity: The History Center – Part-time Marketing Coordinator

History centerThe History Center is searching for a Marketing Coordinator. See the job description below:

Senior staff position responsible for managing organization’s marketing efforts.

Degree in an appropriate field such as Marketing or Journalism, and/or demonstrated competency through significant experience.

Part-time position, compensation is commensurate with experience.

Send resume to History Center, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Email: histsociety@fwhistorycenter.com
Website: www.fwhistorycenter.com

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Job Opportunity: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Nutrition Educator

Cancer Services of Northeast IndianaCancer Services of Northeast Indiana is seeking a part-time Nutrition Educator to develop, plan and implement high quality programs that address the varied needs of people with cancer.   This position will also assess client needs and provide health education in various topics including nutrition, diabetes, obesity, physical fitness, health promotion and chronic disease management.

Reports to:  Program Director of Education

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of current research, information and treatment as it relates to nutrition related needs of cancer patients.
  • Collaborate with providers to identify and connect with patients in need of nutrition counseling.
  • Meets directly with Cancer Services clients to identify educational needs; provides individual and group nutrition counseling; utilize informational handouts/booklets, or refer to community resources as needed.
  • Seek partnerships in the local medical and educational communities in order to enhance program offerings.

 Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field required.       Must be a Registered Dietitian (RD or RDN).
  • Prior chronic disease nutrition counseling preferred.
  • Must have a current, active driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel to service areas required for program delivery. Must be available for occasional evening hours.

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Reflections on BLF14: Post #3 – Legal issues for Nonprofit Board members

Gems from the 2014 Board Leadership Forum, submitted by Laura Boyer.

GOB in DC


GOB in DC at the 2014 Board Leadership Forum last autumn (Laura is third from the right)

The Get on Board committee is made up of a handful of talented people who are passionate about our community.

Legal issues for Nonprofit Board members – Two lawyers who specialized in assisting nonprofits with their business posed questions based on actual cases. The stories seemed so outlandish that they could not have possibly happened.

  • One executive director of a nonprofit who had years of international travel expenses had never saved a single expense reimbursement receipt. The board members of the organization were forced to pay special tax penalties that the IRS prohibits from being covered by insurance or paid by the organization.
  • Other worst case scenario examples that could have been prevented by proper board oversight:
    • prominent private school had full-time “volunteer” teachers who were given “gifts” of $20k per year with no withholding taxes taken out resulting in huge tax penalties;
    • organization didn’t pay its accountant’s bill, so accountant stopped work;
    • Then, organization didn’t file its tax returns for 3 years, automatically losing its 501(c)(3) status. All board members must educate themselves on their legal responsibilities.

Lack of professional expertise is not an excuse. All nonprofits should regularly consult with accountants and attorneys to review their business practices.

Submitted by Laura Boyer

One more gem from Laura’s BLF14 experience will post soon – watch for it! The topic will be:

Consensus-based Leadership – I have experience with collective decision making, so I was excited to hear more about it from consultants who train people in the process. They demonstrated the benefits of their process visually by lining us up in different formations that represented different forms of hierarchies.

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Job Opportunity: Audiences Unlimited, Inc. Administrative Assistant

Audiences Unlimited

Position classification: Part-time

Reports to: Executive Director

With a mission to create cultural experiences that enrich the lives of people with limited access to the arts, Audiences Unlimited, Inc. administers ongoing  programming for 42 partner organizations including long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, an adult day care center for people with Alzheimer’s, St. Joseph Hospital, Wellspring, Salem independent subsidized housing and more. Visit the organization’s website for additional program information www.audiencesunlimited.org.

Position overview: The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Executive Director in all areas of the organization including Board of Directors, Financial, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Program and general clerical and office support.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, with considerable experience with Excel and Word.
  • Proficient in the use of e-mail as a communications tool
  • Two (2) years of experience in an administrative support position
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, with some post-high school business administration-related education preferred

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A Fundraiser’s Journey: How often to ask

Kelly Updike for PCNRC, A Fundraiser’s Journey seriesKelly pic

According to Giving USA, Americans gave $335.17 billion to charity in 2013. And the biggest group of donors, 72 percent, was individuals. Yup, this means you and me.

The three remaining donor groups were foundations at 15 percent, bequests at 8 percent and corporations at 5 percent.

And, great news: Individual giving continued to steadily increase following the recession’s end in 2009.

Giving USA also reported that the majority of gifts, 31 percent, went to religion, followed by gifts to education at 16 percent, human services with 12 percent and gifts to foundations at 11 percent. See a great visual report at http://www.dfwonline.org/userdata/userfiles/file/WI%20Gives/Giving%20USA%202014%20Highlights.pdf

So what?

Well, all these data are good reminders that we need to keep plugging along in asking individuals to support our good work. Individuals comprise the largest giving group and that means they are responding to our Asks.

And the numbers show that those organizations asking more than once also obtain repeat donations.

Say what?

Religious groups are the largest percentage of gifts at nearly one-third. This is Fort Wayne, City of Churches, so many of you attend church and know that each Sunday an Ask is made. So, 52 times a year you are asked and you respond.

Same thing for education: Colleges usually have large and dedicated fundraisers who are regularly in contact with alumni and regularly asking for donations. You support the U!

How often to ask?

All the time. You will not offend; rather, you will inform and receive support.

 

The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Embassy or the PCNRC.

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Reflections on BLF14: Post #2 – Non-profit fraud

And other gems from the 2014 Board Leadership Forum, submitted by Laura Boyer.

GOB in DC


GOB in DC at the 2014 Board Leadership Forum last autumn (Laura is third from the right)

The Get on Board committee is made up of a handful of talented people who are passionate about our community. 

Non-profit fraud  – A forensic accountant showed board members why it was necessary to review the organization’s finances.

He told the story of one chief technology officer who bilked 100s of thousands of dollars out of a nonprofit. The trusted officer created a fake company to bill for computer equipment the nonprofit never received.

The scheme was huge – if the nonprofit had all of the servers it had paid for, it would have had more server capacity than the Chicago division of Google.

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Job Opportunity: Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy – Administrator

Clear LakePosition Summary

The Conservancy Administrator is responsible for administrating programs of the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy, whose mission is to protect and preserve the natural environment and wildlife habitats in Clear Lake Township, Steuben County, Indiana.

Essential Functions

  • Research, write and secure grants
  • Perform office administrative tasks such as correspondence, documentation, invoices,
    reports, meeting minutes, and schedules and calendars
  • Be involved in field oversight and coordinate maintenance of Conservancy properties
  • Update website and establish presence on social media
  • Create and publish biannual newsletter
  • Other functions as required

Required Qualifications
Ability to:

  • organize and manage office functions;
  • coordinate and develop annual goals, budget and projects in conjunction with the Conservancy’s Board of Directors;
  • communicate effectively with written and verbal communications;
  • use computer applications including Microsoft Office;
  • maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records;
  • uphold the Conservancy’s high organizational ethics and standards of conduct;
  • work well with others;
  • work independently, as a self-starter, while ensuring that essential interaction occurs with Conservancy directors.

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