The Austin Children’s Choir would greatly appreciate any involvement with our organization, so if you can spare one hour a month or one hour a week, please let us know what you might be interested in! Below are some ways you can get involved!
Please contact us via E-mail with the subject line “Board Membership” to Info@austinchildrenschoir.org
This is a great leadership opportunity in which the Board of Directors acts as trustees on behalf of the Austin Children’s Choir. The basic responsibilities of the board of directors include, but are not limited to –
- Clearly defining and articulating the organization’s mission, accomplishments and goals to gain support from the community and enhancing the organization’s public image, including adhering to legal and ethical standards and norms.
- Effective organizational planning and determining which of the organization’s programs are consistent with its mission and monitoring the effectiveness of these programs.
- Securing adequate financial resources for the organization to fulfill its mission, which includes the development of an annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
- Overall, board members have a duty of loyalty to the organization, its staff and other board members.
Build successful relationships with supporters and in order to motivate and facilitate supporters to maximize funds raised. Responsibilities include –
- Raising awareness of the charity and its work, e.g. by giving talks to groups and seeking photo opportunities with the media
- Develop new and imaginative fundraising activities, e.g. online auctions.
- Increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose’s criteria match the charity’s aims and activities.
- Develop and implement a strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment.
- Organize and manage volunteers to carry out various functions within the charity.
The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy required. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree, and 2 -4 years of relevant experience are required. Responsibilities include:
- Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
- Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, and budgets.
- Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.
- Ensure prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts.
- Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
- Conduct prospect research.
- Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals.