Are you interested in gaining professional experience, empowering communities, and making a lasting difference? Join the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation team through AmeriCorps VISTA! The Membership Coordinator VISTA will focus on membership recruitment and retention, and will facilitate all member communications and events which help expand Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, a growing nonprofit in Reno, Nevada.
The Membership Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this growing non-profit organization. Under the guidance of the Development Director, this person will manage membership tracking, communications, and reports using the donor database eTapestry. This person will also improve member appreciation methods, expand the major donor and planned donor giving programs, coordinate quarterly fundraising appeals, and help in the planning and implementation of member events.
The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is to support the parks departments operating in Truckee Meadows including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County parks. This is accomplished primarily by providing in-park educational and health-based programming for community engagement. The Parks Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that began operating in 2013. Current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing people’s appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks. A special emphasis is placed on increasing access to free programming for low income community members in order to improve education and health outcomes for people living in poverty.
Service Location: Reno, NV
Timeline for Service: February 18, 2020 - February 17, 2021
Improve and maintain the database to track member donations;
Improve protocols for initial contact, cultivation, and stewardship of donors;
Organize quarterly Parks Foundation member-only events;
Research and implement donor and fundraising appeal best practices;
Coordinate quarterly fundraising appeals and assist with additional mailings;
Assist with developing community partnerships to support the Parks Foundation;
Continue to develop fundraising strategies and materials to support Parks Foundation operations;
Assist with Parks Foundation events and programs.