Volunteer Opportunity

Fundraising Plan Project

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Published 2 months ago

Social Purpose Works is the latest innovative program offering of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), a Portland social service agency since 1950. MFS Social Purpose Works recruits pro bono (volunteer) professionals for nonprofit project-based opportunities in Oregon and SW Washington.

SPW is recruiting a Fundraising and Development professional for Professional Business Development Group (PBDG) Foundation.

PBDG’s (Professional Business Development Group) primary purpose is to improve the business conditions in the construction industry by increasing Preparation, Competitiveness and Relationships. PBDG members are women and minority construction contractors and professional services firms in the construction industry that share PBDG’s goal. PBDG was organized by its members with the recognition that, despite years of efforts, DMWESB (Disadvantaged, Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Emerging Small Business) construction and professional services contractors in the construction industry remain greatly under-represented which negatively impacts the productivity, efficiency, and vitality of Oregon Contractors and the construction industry as a whole.

As a 501c6 trade association for minority-owned, women-owned and certified firms in construction. PBDG operates a technical assistance program through its Foundation.

The PBDG Foundation is a new 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates the Construction Business Training And Plan (TAP) Center. The Center provides wrap-around, construction-specific, technical assistance services to meet participants where they are and build a long-term foundation for their business. Staff also work with other nonprofit organizations and business community partners to provide owners with access to valuable resources. The TAP Center is available to meet the needs of minority and women contractors and professional service firms (consulting, design, general services, architecture and engineering). Businesses do not have to be members of PBDG to utilize this resource.

Project Description: As a trade organization, PBDG has relied on membership dues. PBDG Foundation has the opportunity to develop a robust, diversified fundraising plan to further its mission. PBDG Foundation is looking for a fundraising professional to help identify fundraising priorities, establish and document a plan that they can work from. This project will create the foundation for organizational support, sustainability and growth.

Key Deliverables:

  • Review current activities, resources and challenges, and work with staff to develop fundraising goals
  • Identify a spectrum of active and passive fundraising activities including donor acquisition/individual giving (and donor management), corporate sponsorship, engaging events, grants, online giving strategies, rewards programs, etc. and staff/board/time/financial resources required for each. 
  • Guide in narrowing focus to activities to implement in years 1, 2 and 3.
  • Create and document a 3-5 year fundraising plan and calendar with key milestones that parallel strategic initiatives. 
  • Advise on building board member support and activity in fundraising efforts
  • Train staff on how to carry out and maintain the plan

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required: 

  • Project management
  • Business Development
  • Procurement
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Process Improvement
  • Training and Documentation

Education/Experience: At least 5 years in successful fundraising development and implementation. Experience engaging staff and board

Time Commitment: Medium project, estimated hours between 80-120 hours, to be completed within 4-5 months of start date. Flexible hours with your schedule.

Resources: The Executive Director is the project champion. Selected candidate must have their own technology.

Work Environment/Location: Remote

This is a pro bono opportunity. To view the full project description on our site, visit

Social Purpose Works is the latest innovative program offering of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), a Portland social service agency since 1950. MFS Social Purpose Works recruits pro bono (volunteer) professionals for nonprofit…

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  • Schedule
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1808 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97214, United States

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