Fundraising & Partnerships Lead

VMPC Position Description – Board of Directors



Position Summary:

The Fundraising & Partnerships Lead is responsible for sourcing new funding opportunities for VMPC. The lead may involve volunteers on a fund development committee to assist them in reaching the objectives of the position

Term of Office:

One (1) year term; no more than three (3) consecutive years

Reports to:



  • Recruit, train, support and recognize fund development committee volunteers 
  • Establish goals and objectives for the fund development committee in accordance with the strategic plan
  • Source potential in-kind or cash sponsorship opportunities for VMPC
  • Create sponsorship packages for VMPC activities such as conferences and webinars
  • Research potential grants and funding opportunities and submit applications
  • Working with the Chair, Membership Services to review member benefits and source new ones
  • Update the fund development pages of the website
  • Complete monthly reports and track volunteer hours in the database
  • Produce an annual report to the Secretary at the end of the fiscal year
  • Complete a portfolio transition report before leaving the role
  • Transfer responsibility and all pertinent documents at the end of term

Skills, Abilities & Requirements:


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Fundraising and sponsorship experience
  • Experience leading committees and establishing work plans
  • A self-starter who is able to take initiative, set direction, and achieve deliverables              
  • Effective time management skills and a high level of personal accountability
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a remote environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and experience using technology tools such as Zoom and GoogleWorkSpace
  • Previous committee or volunteer experience with VMPC is an asset
  • Certification in fundraising is an asset
  • Being bilingual (English/ French) is an asset


  • Chance to make a positive impact on the volunteer management profession
  • Opportunity to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds in the volunteer sector across Canada
  • Increased understanding and knowledge of national board work and governance models
  • Raise your professional profile through involvement with VMPC
  • Eligible for PDUs for CVA Recertification

Time Commitment:

Approximately 10-12  hours monthly, plus additional time for in-person meetings once a year. 


April 2011, May 2012, April 2014, October 2016, April 2020, April 2021, February 2023