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Development Specialist @ The Volunteer Center of the Triad

The Volunteer Center began in 1963 as a volunteer connection program within the United Way. 57 years later, TVC is an established 501(c)3 serving all the Triad; the leading convener in our community, bringing volunteers, businesses, civic groups, corporations and non-profits together around a common goal: to serve. The Volunteer Center is viewed from the community-at-large as a capacity building organization.

Mission: The Volunteer Center strengthens our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits and build partnerships.

The Volunteer Center recently completed a strategic review for its organizational development and marketing plan. That review highlighted the organization’s critical need to employ a Development Specialist – a new position. The roll will provide leadership and vision for The Volunteer Center’s activities, including philanthropic initiatives, including translating its recently developed fundraising plan into action items, objectives and outcomes. The 2020-21 organizational budget aligns with the fundraising plan and includes a new CRM, a significant increase in individual donors, event and program sponsorship and operational grants.

The Development Specialist will report to the Executive Director and work in conjunction with all staff and the Board of Directors in the areas of fundraising, CRM management, public relations, marketing and profit venture opportunities. The position is part-time (up to 30 hours a week) with the opportunity to grow into a full-time position. The Development Specialist must have strong communication, leadership, teamwork, relationship building and fundraising skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Goal: Connecting People, Promoting Volunteerism, Supporting Nonprofits and Building Partnerships

o Overseeing fundraising efforts including individual donors, corporate sponsorships and memberships and operational grants

Goal: Meet Our Budget

o Developing, implementing and monitoring progress towards short- and long-term fundraising strategies and goals

o Cultivating relationships with current and prospective funders and supporters: individuals, corporations and businesses, foundations and others

o Maintaining oversight over all fundraising activities including individual gifts, grants, program and event sponsorships, giving campaigns and corporate partnership/membership initiatives

o Working with the Board of Directors and staff, including the Fundraising Chair, in development-related projects

Goal: Maintain Our Budget

o Participating in the planning, writing and reviewing of grant budgets

o Co-managing expense budgets for all fundraising efforts with Executive Director and staff

o Participating in and reporting out in a monthly meeting with the Board Treasurer and Financial Manager

o Participating in program and event committees and Advisory Councils

o Participating and reporting out in weekly all staff meetings

Goal: Preserve the Mission

o Serving as a public representative of the organization, including cultivating relationships with community members, including prospective volunteers and supporters in order to build awareness of and commitment to The Volunteer Center’s work and mission

o Overseeing the maintenance and expansion of the organization’s database of supporters

o Managing donor retention and stewardship

o Participating in monthly Board of Directors meetings and preparing reports as requested by the Executive Director and Board

o Positioning and strengthening The Volunteer Center’s brand, name recognition and community reputation

Qualifications

o Bachelor’s degree

o Minimum of 2 years’ experience in fundraising and/or non-profit program management

o Experience in donor cultivation, grant-writing, membership management, CRM management and special events

o Knowledge of and connections to the Triad community

o Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

o Strong written and verbal communication skills

o Ability to work with diverse groups of people

o Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude

o Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills

Compensation, Time Commitment & Application Details

o Pay will be base salary (based on experience) + commission

o Commission will be a 20% payout of all new dollars brought into the organization

o Goal is to identify and bring in $25,000 new dollars to the organization by July 2021

o The 20% of all new dollar’s commission incentive will begin in January 2021

o This is a part-time position (up to 30 hrs. a week) with the opportunity to grow into full-time

o At least 50% of time is committed to being out in the community cultivating relationships

o The application process is open as of August 17th, 2020 and will close September 21st, 2020

o The selected candidate will begin work no later than November 2nd, 2020 Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected] with the e-mail title:

Development Specialist application from ___________________ (insert your name)

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Media Contact:

Jordan Lacenski

336.430.0523

[email protected]

78 participating Nonprofit Organizations

551 Participants

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GREENSBORO, June 25th, 2020 -- Like many events, The 2020 Human Race fundraiser and 5k became virtual. The 26th annual fundraiser is facilitated by the Volunteer Center of the Triad and allows participants to raise money for their favorite nonprofit! This year, registrants were able to run, walk, roll, wag their 5k or 1-mile distance anywhere on their own between June 13th and 19th. The virtual awards ceremony and celebration took place on Saturday, June 20th. The virtual changes didn’t stop people from donating to 78 participating nonprofits, raising a total of $107,962.43

The live ceremony included introductions and even some videos from the 78 participating nonprofit organizations. Sponsors stood by the event offering awards, community messages, and financial support. The program ended with confetti celebrations for breaking the $100,000 milestone in fundraising and announcing awards for the fastest runners as well as fun photo opportunity winners from our Novant Health sponsored Virtual Photo Booth.  

Those who raced were able to use a GPS driven app on their phones to track their time. Fastest 5k Runners were: 

The live program also included entertainment by local musicians Emma Lee Millard, who kicked off the program with the national anthem, as well as five songs by J. Timber and Kate Musselwhite Tobey, including J.Timber’s original song, Love Revolution. A half-time celebration featured over twenty Bank of America Triad employees who cheered on our community to race to the fundraising finish line and help each nonprofit reach their fundraising goals.

The top three company fundraising teams were: 

“It is more important than ever to support the critical work of all of our local non-profits that are helping Triad residents in unprecedented ways through this pandemic,” said Derek Ellington, Bank of America Triad Market President. “We are proud to support the virtual race this year both financially and through the participation of a number of Bank of America employees.”

The top five nonprofits teams were: 

The top ten individual fundraisers were:

“The Human Race has become a community staple in its 26-year tenure and to cancel it when our nonprofits needed it more than ever was never an option.  Making it a virtual event allowed us to continue on with many Human Race traditions and introduce some new, innovative ones too.  But most importantly it allowed for 78 nonprofits supporting our community, including The Volunteer Center of the Triad, to raise over $100,000. And we are so grateful for the continued support of our sponsors that took us to the Fundraising Finish Line!” - Carley Swaim Walker, Executive Director of The Volunteer Center of the Triad 

The Human Race is a nationwide, community fundraising event for participants to raise money for their favorite nonprofit by running, walking, or rolling and even wagging their way to the finish line. This year looked much different yet was equally successful. To date, the Human Race has raised over $5.1 million for our local non-profit community in the last 26 years. 

To view the awards ceremony and see a list of all participating nonprofits, visit https://thehumanrace5k.org/

Contact [email protected] for more information.


Thank you to our sponsors: 

Bank of America has sponsored since 2001 and has been the presenting 5k sponsor since 2004 and is returning for this 26th annual Human Race. They also participated as fundraisers for 13 different nonprofit organizations and have been the top company fundraisers ever year. 

Additional repeat sponsors are Dick’s Broadcasting, WFMY News 2, Arch Mortgage Insurance, Jimmy’s Plumbing, American National Bank, Griswold Home CareZoës Kitchen, Kneaded Energy, and Little Guy’s Movers.

New this year, we have support and sponsorship from Novant Health, Renewal By Andersen, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Sequoia Services, Right Fit Storage, Smoothie King, Joy Squad, The Inspira Agency, Yes! Weekly, Hand in Hand Water Safety, Good Health Greensboro, and Biscuitville.


About The Volunteer Center of the Triad

The mission of The Volunteer Center is to strengthen our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. For more information about TVC, please visit www.volunteercentertriad.org.

Our media kit can be found HERE.

Follow us on Facebook here and here, as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Please refer to us as "THE VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE TRIAD"

LOGOS FOR DOWNLOAD:

THE VOLUNTEER CENTER LOGO

THE HUMAN RACE LOGO

THE VIRTUAL HUMAN RACE MASK ARTWORK

Dear Beloved Community,  

I come to you today with an open yet weary heart; as the Executive Director of The Volunteer Center of the Triad, as a concerned citizen of our country, a wife and a mother.  I feel deep emotions of anger, frustration, sadness, and disappointment - we can do better and The Volunteer Center promises to stand up and help our community be better. 

Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Christian Cooper. We say their names in protests, we hear their names in the media but do we know their stories? Make it a point to learn their story, truly listen. Because I believe there isn't a person you wouldn't love if you could read their story.   And though the stories are not new, they are current examples of bias, systematic racism and brutality and it has become all too common.  

I live a life of privilege because I never have to be aware of the color of my skin as it relates to my daily actions. 

Inequality is visible throughout our society. The Volunteer Center vows to live out our mission statement:  

The Volunteer Center strengthens our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. 

We will practice equality in our work with individuals, volunteers, nonprofits, corporations, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, and all others while we provide quality service and meaningful service opportunities to the entire community. We promise to do this with integrity, respect for all, and open-mindedness.   

This is an important time in our lives to take action.  We are empathetic and we are listening. We encourage and invite you to take action, understand that you can personally make a difference in your community.  

We can proudly say all people are welcomed, valued, and respected and Black Lives Matter!  

Sincerely,  

 
Carley Swaim Walker  

Executive Director  

The Volunteer Center of the Triad  

[email protected]  

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GIVEAWAY:
Share Windows of Hope for a chance to win $100 gift card to a local restaurant of your choice

One of our Human Race Sponsors, Renewal by Andersen of Central North Carolina has teamed up with us to share beautiful moments like this one for a photo contest to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of your choice!

Here's how to participate:

Watch this VIDEO for more inspiration.

HOW TO USE THE VIRTUAL RACE APP

For the VIRTUAL 2020 Human Race, if you are ALREADY registered, here are instructions to download the app + use it to race.

RACE days are between June 13th and 19th. You can race anytime, anywhere, any day within that window!

1. Download the IYR Virtual Mobile App

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This app will allow you to run your virtual race and automatically track your pace, distance and overall time.  The app will recognize the race distance that you registered for and automatically stop your session at the appropriate distance (eg 3.1 miles for a 5K virtual race) and send your results in.  It's the closest thing you can get to running a real race!

Once you have downloaded the app, follow these instructions:

  1. When you l open it, select " I have used this before"
  2. Use the SAME login you used to sign up
  3. Search Human Race at the top, we are the only one
  4. You will be brought to our page and the info page is first. You will see a register button - ignore it. It's just there for our home page! I will contact support about this too but you do not need to re-register. 
  5. Click Tracker - that's what you will use to start the race. You will not be able to record your race time until June 13th. Cutoff is June 19th.
  6. Make sure you have your settings to allow GPS while using the app. 
  7. CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW IT WORKS for more information

*If you have NOT registered:

Find the HUMAN RACE virtual event on ITS YOUR RACE and click the REGISTER button. When prompted during the registration process, either login or create a new account for ITS YOUR RACE.  


OTHER REALLY COOL PERKS: 

92.3 and 107.5 made you some playlists! YUP! You can listen while you race!

Listen HERE:

  1. ROCK 92.3 Playlist

2. 107.5 KZL Playlists:


USE OUR VIRTUAL PHOTO BOOTH

VIRTUAL PHOTO BOOTH

Here's more on how it works:

Watch and learn how to use our virtual photo booth.

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Media Contact:

Jordan Lacenski

336.430.0523

[email protected]

THE HUMAN RACE IS NOW VIRTUAL

Register to participate in a virtual 5k or 1-mile fun run 

GREENSBORO, May 12th, 2020 -- The Human Race 2020 is the 26th annual fundraiser for the Volunteer Center of Greensboro. This is now a virtual 5k timed-run and 1-mile fun run/walk that allows participants to raise money for their favorite nonprofit! Registrants run, walk, roll, wag their 5k or 1-mile distance anywhere on their own between June 13th and 19th. We invite all to view our virtual program and awards ceremony on Saturday, June 20th. 

The details: 

Now is the time for us to come together...  by staying apart.

Now is the time for us to help local non-profits which have seen their donations decrease when the needs in our community are greater than ever.

Now is the time for us to Stay Strong!

During this time of isolation, join together with runners and walkers all over the country in supporting their local charities and organizations.

To register, visit https://thehumanrace5k.org/

Not interested in racing, but you still want to donate? You can donate to any of the 75+ fundraising nonprofit organizations HERE. Contact [email protected] for more information.


Thank you to our sponsors: 

Bank of America has sponsored since 2001 and has been the presenting 5k sponsor since 2004 and is returning for this 26th annual Human Race. They also participate as fundraisers for 12 different nonprofit organizations and have been the top company fundraisers ever year. 

Additional repeat sponsors are Dick’s Broadcasting, WFMY News 2, Arch Mortgage Insurance, Jimmy’s Plumbing, American National Bank, Griswold Home Care,  Zoës Kitchen, Kneaded Energy, Little Guy’s Movers, and Palmetto Equity Group. 

New this year, we have support and sponsorship from Novant Health, Renewal By Andersen, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Sequoia Services, Right Fit Storage, Smoothie King, Joy Squad, Shift, Yes Weekly, Hand in Hand Water Safety, Good Health Chiropractic, and Biscuitville.


About The Volunteer Center

The mission of The Volunteer Center is to strengthen our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. For more information about TVC, please visit www.volunteergso.org

Our media kit can be found HERE.

Follow us on Facebook here and here, as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Thanks for being willing to share this virtual race with us. Here’s how you can share and nominate friends. 

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" Hey, Friends! I am participating in a #virtualrace for the @humanrace5k - you can participate too in a virtual 5k or a 1-mile fun run. Anyone can participate including friends in wheelchairs, four-legged friends, joggers, steppers, walkers, runners. 

I am racing anywhere, anytime between June 13th and 19th to raise support for @volunteercentertriad. There are 75 nonprofits participating in this fundraiser. They are all serving our community and our vulnerable populations everyday, but especially now during this pandemic and they need our support. 

I nominate: 

[INSERT YOUR THREE FRIENDS AND MAKE SURE YOU TAG THEM]

to race with me! Register at thehumanrace5k.org.

Print our your sign, select and write in a nonprofit from the list at thehumanrace5k.org or create a new team of your own! 

#humanrace2020 #virtualrace #alonetogether "

[ATTACH THIS PHOTO OF THE SIGN SO THEY CAN PRINT IT OUT THEMSELVES AND BE SURE TO ATTACH THE PHOTO OF YOURSELF WITH YOUR OWN SIGN]

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You can also update your profile picture with our custom frame!

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Media Contact:

Jordan Lacenski

336.430.0523

[email protected]

GREENSBORO, April 9th, 2020 -- The Annual Human Race event has always been about fundraising, but it has now become a platform for local non-profit organizations to raise the funds needed to aid their missions and the vulnerable populations they serve during this pandemic. The Volunteer Center has a collective goal to raise $157,500 before June 20th, 2020. Over 75 local nonprofits have signed up with teams of fundraisers that can easily be supported online. Several for-profit companies have also created fundraising teams to raise money for nonprofits that align with their values. These organizations are still fundraising and now is more important than ever. 

On a regular day, these organizations are serving food to those that are hungry, freeing dogs from heavy chains, empowering the next generation, building homes for those without, showing support for those who need it, gathering resources for veterans, supporting those with disabilities, educating children at every level, offering health and wellness to all, and more. With the effects of the pandemic, fundraising for many of them has completely stopped or reduced significantly. Many have small teams that are trying to reach the masses with small volunteer crews. The number of people knocking on the doors of these organizations has doubled in some cases as more are out of work and in need of resources.

We need your help. Just $25 could feed a family, replenish supplies, pay for gas needed to deliver medications to those in need, and more. You can choose an organization or team to donate to HERE or you can donate to the overall causeHERE

Participating Non-Profit Organizations include American Cancer Society, After Gateway, Animal Rescue and Foster Program, Break of Life Church, BackPack Beginnings, Beautiful Butterflies, Bingo Pet Hospice, Black Child Development Institute, Break the Chain Kennel Kru, Ronald McDonald House, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Greensboro, Chosen Generation Connection, Church World Service Greensboro, Combat Female Veterans Families United, Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Community Housing Solutions, Corporation of Guardianship, CreateME, Empowered Girls of North Carolina, Epilepsy Alliance NC, FaithAction International House, Feral Cat Assistance Program, Future Hope Single Parents’ Ministry, GCS American Indian Education, GMCPD, Grandma’s Handz, Greensboro Bar Association, Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, Guilford Green Foundation, Hand In Hand Water Safety Awareness, Haynes-Inman Education Center PTA, Helping Hands of High Point, Herald Charters, Herbin-Metz Education Center PTA, Authoracare (formerly Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro), Interactive Resource Center, Kellin Foundation Smiles 4 Miles, Keri’s Crusade for ALS, maCares, Manasseh Baptist Church, Mental Health Greensboro, National MS Society, MBCC Foundation, NC African Service Coalition, Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center, One Step Further, Operation Xcel, People to People Liason, Resources forArtful Living, Ruff Love Rescue, Senior Resources of Guilford, SHIELD Mentor Program, Singing Dog Farm, The Sparrow’s Nest and Black Suit Initiative, TC Men’s Ministry, The Arc of Greensboro, The Circle Foundation NC, The Servant Center, The Volunteer Center, This is My Sexy, Tiny House Community Development, Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Triad Health Project, Triangle Beagle Trotters, United Way of Greater Greensboro, Victory Junction, and the Women’s Resource Center. 

You can donate to any of these teams HERE. Non-profits not listed above can still create fundraising teams. Contact[email protected] for more information.

In addition to fundraising, there are many other ways you can help. The Volunteer Center website is updated daily with the most recent needs for specific non-profit partners. You can learn more at https://volunteercentertriad.org/covid-19-response/.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC ORNCDHHS. The state also has a special hotline set up where you can call 866-462-3821 for more information on the coronavirus. You can also submit questions online atncpoisoncontrol.org or select chat to talk with someone about the virus.


Thank you to our sponsors: 

Bank of America has sponsored since 2001 and has been the presenting 5k sponsor since 2004 and is returning for this 26th annual Human Race. They also participate as fundraisers for 12 different nonprofit organizations and have been the top company fundraisers ever year. 

Additional repeat sponsors are Dick’s Broadcasting, WFMY News 2, Arch Mortgage Insurance, Jimmy’s Plumbing, American National Bank, Griswold Home Care,  Zoës Kitchen, Kneaded Energy, Little Guy’s Movers, and Palmetto Equity Group. 

New this year, we have support and sponsorship from Novant Health, Renewal By Andersen, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Sequoia Services, Right Fit Storage, Smoothie King, Joy Squad, Shift, Yes Weekly, Hand in Hand Water Safety, Good Health Chiropractic, and Biscuitville.


More about the event: 

Registration for timed runners is $35. Day of registrations are $40. Walkers and those utilizing the short-route turnaround will not be timed, and can register at no cost but are encouraged to make a donation at registration. All registrants receive a link for personal fundraising pages as well as a linkfor the fundraising page for the team they join. These links offer a way for people everywhere to donate and support the cause whether they are near or far, participating or not. 

Awards include best times for the top three individuals in each age group and gender, top ten fundraising individuals and teams, most spirited team awards, and more. 

To register, visit https://thehumanrace5k.org/


About The Volunteer Center

The mission of The Volunteer Center is to strengthen our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. For more information about TVC, please visit www.volunteergso.org

Our media kit can be found HERE.

Follow us on Facebook here and here, as well as onInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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The Volunteer Center extends its deepest gratitude to our Circle of Service Members:

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