Volunteer Board Member (Fundraising Committee Chair) - Heartache2Hope

Oct 04, 2020
Oakville, Ontario

Organization Bio

Heartache2Hope is a leader in suicide loss grief support.  We offer a continuum of high-quality supportive services for suicide loss grievers. We are redefining suicide loss grief support services to help individuals heal from traumatic loss, building resilience and a fulfilling life.  We are a small organization that has been supporting suicide loss grievers in Halton, Hamilton, Peel and surrounding regions since 2014. To find out more about our organization, please visit:  https://heartache2hope.com/


Duties and responsibilities of the Fundraising Chair

Strategic Leadership and Planning: Work in conjunction with the board and executive director to develop and to maintain a fundraising development and management strategy.  Will also lead a collaborative fundraising team to ideate, prioritize, develop and implement a comprehensive strategy with fundraising targets and a diverse mix of funding sources.

Development: Responsible for building a team that will focus on the creation and development of a one to three-year fundraising plan.  Will also be tasked with partnering with the Finance Committee in developing effective administrative systems to track grants and donations.

Implementation:  Leads and provides guidance to the Fundraising committee with the execution of fundraising strategies and campaigns, implementation of plans, education of committees / volunteers and all organization stakeholders.

  • Execute fundraising campaigns
  • Research and identify sources of funding from a diverse mix of sources (grants, corporate, individuals, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Coordinate and execute grant writing, and grant proposal development and execution
  • Lead donor communications - email, direct mail, social media, phone calls, in person meetings and presentations in cooperation with the Marketing / Communications Committee.
  • Support stakeholders in the execution of annual funding plans and initiatives
  • Lead gift processing and record management
  • Engage and recruit volunteers to assist with execution
  • The Fundraising Committee and the Board of Directors each meets on a monthly basis
  • Board member terms: 2 years



  • Passion and commitment to the organization’s mission and strategic directions
  • Prior experience in fundraising 
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Budget Administration experience
  • Experience securing cash or gift-in-kind donations from donors
  • Comfortable delegating work projects while maintaining oversight
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Prior non-profit board experience preferred
  • Direct Leadership experience preferred
  • Volunteer and / or non-profit management experience preferred


Please send CV and letter of interest via Charity Village to the attention of the Nominating Committee.  Thank you.

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