From 1980 when we made our first two grants of $500 each to 2017, when our total annual grantmaking exceeded $2.5 million, Horizons Foundation has fueled and helped to shape the history of the LGBTQ community in the Bay Area and beyond. Over 37 years, we have supported hundreds of nonprofits and provided early and consistent support to the most marginalized and underserved sectors of our community. All the while, the Foundation has remained true to its core commitment: to be a community philanthropic institution that is of, by, and for the LGBTQ community, both today and for future generations.
This is a pivotal moment for Horizons Foundation. We have been through a period of substantial programmatic and institutional growth. In addition to growth in grantmaking, the foundation has grown its Donor-Advised Funds program to more than 125 funds totaling more than $14.5 million and total assets exceed $30 million. We also recently exceeded our most ambitious goal ever by raising $3.75 million for our Now and Forever Campaign. This success enables us to make key strategic investments in infrastructure and staffing to help ensure that by 2020 we will reach another goal – to secure at least $100 million in future legacy commitments that will safeguard the strength and health of the LGBTQ community for generations to come.
The Corporate Relations & Events Manager (CREM) has full charge of creating and implementing Horizons' events and corporate partnership programs. Working in close coordination with the VP of Development and the Director of Individual Giving, the CREM will have significant and direct responsibility for key revenue generating activities and outcomes. The CREM serves as a critical face of the foundation with external constituencies, including individual donors, corporate sponsors, committee members, volunteers, and vendors. Self-motivation, innovation, extroversion, detail-orientation, the ability to successfully handle multiple projects, and sound judgment are essential in this position.
Key Areas of Focus
- Successfully oversee and execute donor and community events from inception to completion, including but not limited to the annual gala, women’s golf tournament, PAC series, Q-Series, Leadership-Legacy events, house parties, and other events.
- Conceptualize, plan, and execute an annual event strategy designed to diversify revenue streams by attracting new sources of support, cultivating new supporters, stewarding and renewing existing donors and increasing visibility for the foundation’s mission.
- Work closely with Development staff to create and implement fundraising, engagement and cultivation strategies to strengthen corporate partnerships and increase revenue for events
- Produce effective, engaging events that further the organization’s mission, expand outreach, and advance our fundraising goals
- Coordinate all event logistics including venue, catering, publicity, speakers, staffing, vendors, program content, day of event (set up / program flow / breakdown)
- Work with the VP of Development and the Director of Individual Giving to set corporate partnership and event revenue goals, solicitation strategies, timelines and post-event evaluation and analysis. Ensure all goals, strategies, timelines and analysis are met, adhered to and completed.
- Recruit and coordinate relevant event committees and volunteers to achieve goals; support event chair(s) in identifying and soliciting potential sponsors by developing strategic communications, producing solicitation letters, coordinating donor follow-up, and ensuring accurate donor lists
- Work with communications staff in the production of high quality event communications and promotional materials and ensure that events receive maximum visibility
- Assist with preparation and oversight of event budgets to ensure that financial goals are met
- Solicit, track, and manage in-kind and auction items for events, including food and wine donations
- Ensure timely, effective and professional communication (verbal and written) with donors and potential supporters
- Represent Horizons with community groups as needed
- Attend events, staff meetings, board/development committee meetings, and other organizational meetings and events
- Ensure maintenance of accurate and complete records related to events and corporate partners
- Other development and communications duties as assigned
Level of Language Proficiency
An engaging communicator with excellent written and verbal skills, and the ability to reach out to and engage new audiences.
Ability to speak and write persuasively and professionally.
Minimum Education Required