Experienced Crowdfunding/Fundraising/Annual Giving Managers - Volunteer position - Canadian Autism Society

Sep 28, 2020
Toronto, Ontario

Our Organization


The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that one in every 54 Canadian children are born with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  While there is some support available for families with Autistic children, support for Autistic adults is minimal.


With that in mind, the Canadian Autism Society (CAS), a federally registered non-profit organization, is committed to creating a more inclusive society. Some of our initiatives include starting an employment agency to encourage the integration of individuals with autism within the workforce, creating a social enterprise to manufacture and sell Fairtrade 100% organic cotton t-shirts, and offer financially-affordable therapies to help support individuals with autism. 

The Role

Canadian Autism Society is currently looking for Volunteer Crowdfunding/Fundraising/Annual Giving Managers to aid in raising funds for growth of our long-standing programs. 

This role provides you the opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a meaningful impact. You will be influential in shaping how raise the necessary funds within the prescribed time-frame to support the activities of Canadian Autism Society and collaborate across the entire CAS organization. This role requires a high level of expertise, attention to detail, and communication skills. This role will also allow you to develop new skills and experiences that will support your career development. 

If you have the skills and desire of furthering your career in the Crowdfunding/Fundraising/Annual Giving management space, and want to use it for a good purpose, this role is for you.


  • Opportunity to use and develop your skills to create positive meaningful impact.
  • Gain valuable work experience in a charitable and non-profit framework.
  • A reference will be provided after a term of volunteering
  • Acknowledgement on our website/social media.
  • Opportunity to network.
  • Be part of a friendly team.



  • Help launch our crowdfunding campaign, with plans for sustainability
  • Develop, manage and contribute to a portfolio of various level donors recommending strategies for acquisition, renewal and growth.
  • Contribute to strategies for donors and new prospects to the major gift level.
  • Manage relationships with new and repeat donors, recommending strategies for cultivation, stewardship, and elevation through creative and inspiring communications and other activities.
  • Employ best practices during prospect identification and research to generate and recommend strategies for new individual, foundation, and corporate philanthropy prospects.
  • Create fundraising correspondence and copy for campaigns (regionally targeted where applicable), with meticulous tracking of activity and outcomes.
  • Support department moves and management and stewardship activities through gift processing and acknowledgement, as well as data entry and data management using Salesforce and other connected platforms.
  • Support senior staff, board members, and other volunteer and committee members with prospect research and call briefs, as well as occasional entry of call notes into Salesforce.
  • Act as the development lead for Canadian Autism Society fundraising department.
  • Support and contribute to the design and execution of annual stewardship and fundraising events and support other stewardship activities.

The Commitment

  • This is a remote/virtual position – although, post the pandemic -we should definitely meet!!!
  • These are volunteer unpaid position 
  • Flexibility of work hours is an awesome to have ~ 20 hours per week
  • We’d like these positions to be filled and start as soon as we find the right candidate for the role
  • A few positions available

Desired Skills and Expertise

Our non-profit organization requires extraordinary talent

  • A university degree (or equivalent) with formal fundraising training (preferred)
  • a background in this sector (preferred)
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in a fundraising role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and prior experience writing correspondence, reports, requests, and other compelling fundraising copy
  • Proven experience in coordinating fundraising events
  • High comfort level with CRM databases (Salesforce), technology, and other donor communications platforms (e.g. Mail Chimp)
  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage and meet deadlines
  • Creative, “can do” mindset
  • Strong customer service-oriented approach
  • Ability to work independently and participate collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a small team.
  • Be responsible, reliable and self-motivated.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills to juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to write reports, effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • A positive, outgoing and friendly attitude
  • Knowledge about ASD is good to have, if not we’ll share what we know!


How to Apply

If you fit the profile above and would benefit personally and professionally by contributing your experience and expertise to meet the mandate of Canadian Autism Society, please forward your expression of interest, including current resume to avi@canadianautismsociety.com

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates whose skills and experience best match the requirements of the position will be contacted.

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