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Development Committee


The Development Committee is responsible for implementing a major donor fundraising strategy. The committee’s main purpose is to identify and develop the organization’s prospects. These prospects should represent the 20% who will fund 80% of the budget. In addition, the team creates and implements the entire development strategy for major gift fundraising.


Time Commitment

One hour, every other month virtual Zoom meeting – please inquire with Jo McNeal about the meeting schedule and the next meeting date.


Committee Structure

Three – five members, one being a member of the BOD.



Zoom meetings will be set every other month in the evenings. A Zoom link will be provided to you when joining the committee.



All committee volunteers must be dependable, pleasant-natured, and can problem-solve. In addition, you must demonstrate enthusiasm, passion, and the desire to better the Northwest Sarcoma Community. Nonprofit/Board of Director organizational knowledge or desire to learn highly recommended.


Committee Role and Responsibilities

  • Makes a significant gift to the mission and is willing to invite two to three others to make a similar gift.

  • Assist in annually reviewing and updating the case statement.

  • Assist in identifying prospects from the segmented donor list.

  • Assist in making connections and building relationships with prospects.

  • Assist in the creation of the annual major gift plan.

  • Help to identify others who may be members of this committee.

  • Communicate and document any solicitations and thank you acknowledgments to donors assigned to you.

  • Participate in fundraising activities targeted at other donors.

  • Assist in finding your replacement if/when you step down.

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