Development Committee

What does it take to help farmed animals? Thoughtful planning and a variety of committed teams to make those plans a reality. One of those vital teams is the development committee.

To effectively advocate for animals we need an office space, staff members, communication resources, and volunteer support. These things cost money, and the development committee helps to raise funds that enable CAA to fulfill its mission.

The committee reports to the executive director. We also welcome volunteers who will work on only one of the activities listed below. To whatever extent you’d like to be involved, please contact the executive director at info@exploreveg.org.

Development Committee Member Duties

  • Collaborate to develop the annual development plan and support other committee members’ work
  • Meet every other month to support planning and track progress
  • Demonstrate leadership in philanthropy through personally helping reach annual goals (e.g., establish a monthly gift or increase total annual giving)

Committee members will work with each other and the executive director on one or more of the activities outlined below. Please note that committee members do not need to do all of these activities. For example, a current member is sending monthly letters, helping with general planning, and helped plan and execute the donor appreciation party.

Development Activities

  • Create an annual development plan
  • Thank donors who participate in campaigns within 24 hours by email or phone
  • Send thank you and tax receipt letters monthly
  • Help plan or host the annual donor appreciation party, which takes place in February
  • Plan annual events, including:
    • Annual Banquet
    • Twin Cities Veg Fest fundraiser
    • Year-end campaign tied to Give to the Max Day
  • Provide matching funds
  • Invite friends to participate in giving events through one or more strategies, including:
    • Invite friends to giving events (e.g., annual banquet)
    • Share online fundraisers
    • A personal fundraising page on GiveMN
    • A birthday fundraiser on Facebook
    • Speak at a fundraising event
  • Meet with donors
  • Identify potential corporate or foundation support
  • Assist in the development of proposals to corporations or foundations
  • Participate on the Twin Cities Veg Fest sponsorship subcommittee, which begins working each October

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