Community Fundraising & Events Coordinator

People Serving People | Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range: $22.50 Per. hour

Department: Development
Reports To: Community Relations Manager
Education Required:
BA in Communications, Journalism, Social Sciences, English or related field. In lieu of college degree, 5+ years of fundraising, events, or marketing experience is acceptable. Type of Position: Full-time
Overtime may be required on occasion Non-exempt

General Description:
The Community Fundraising and Events Coordinator is an exciting opportunity to build resources to end family homelessness by planning events, collaborating on donor strategy, and sharing our mission and work with potential and current supporters. Together with the Community Relations Manager, this position will help plan and execute People Serving People’s annual gala, school year celebration, and other fundraising focused events. To leverage the reach of People Serving People’s individual donor program, this position will work with the Individual Giving Officer to create effective appeal mailings and emails and expand the monthly and employee giving programs. To further community and supporter engagement, a combination of marketing and fundraising strategies will be utilized.

Essential Functions of the job:
Annual Fund Coordination:
Monthly Donors: cultivate new monthly donors, engage current donors, acknowledge donors’ impact
Appeals: compose, design, and send annual fund appeal letters and emails in alignment with the annual development plan to potential, lapsed, and current donors
Giving Campaigns: coordinate and execute giving campaigns including Give to the Max Day, peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities, and digital campaigns around events
Employee Giving: identify companies with employee giving capacity, cultivate new employer-based donors, engage current donors, acknowledge donors’ impact

Event Coordination:
  • In collaboration with the Community Relations Manager, plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising events throughout the year, including the annual gala and school year celebration
  • Create, design, and execute marketing plans for fundraising events
  • Identify event vendors, enter in to contracts with vendors, and lead relationships with the vendors
  • Create new fundraising event ideas that coincide with donor interests, organization mission, and industry trends
  • Lead team in solicitation of auction items for annual gala, track and organize donated items, and coordinate the silent auction.
  • Follow event budgets and track expenses

  • Gather stories for, write, design, and send email and print newsletters to supporters Create, write, and work with a designer to make an annual report
  • Update the organization’s website as needed
  • Create print and digital marketing asset sand work with an external graphic designer as needed on larger projects.

Other Duties:
  • Instill Community Centric Fundraising principles in all strategies and tactics
  • Represent People Serving People at events, when needed
  • Show donors programs and shelter facilities in a manner that emphasizes guest privacy and dignity
  • Assist with other development department activities as needed
  • Serve on the People Serving People’s Coordinator team

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervise volunteers and interns to further community engagement efforts.

Required Qualifications:
  • Experience coordinating events and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Superior writing and verbal skills
  • Familiarity with marketing and fundraising strategies
  • Dedication to representing our guests and clients with respect and dignity
  • High level of accuracy and attention to details
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dedication to approaching work with a racial equity lens
  • Flexibility and ability to laugh is appreciated
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to represent People Serving People to a variety of audiences, in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of homelessness, poverty, and social justice Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1+ years in a non-profit fundraising or marketing position
  • Familiarity editing content on WordPress sites
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design using Canva and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with Salesforce

People Serving People is an EEO employer fully committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting the most qualified individual without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining an inclusive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity. Individuals who have experienced homelessness are encouraged to apply.

Please mail or email cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
614 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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