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Give! is hiring: Executive Director Position

Give! Campaign Employment Opportunity - Executive Director

Give! is currently seeking an Executive Director to work with the board of directors to establish and execute major goals and objectives for the Give! Campaign in fun and innovative ways. 

Since its inception in 2009, Give! has enabled 223 local nonprofits to raise more than $13 million through more than 94,654 donations while helping these organizations access matching grants, media exposure and capacity-building training from local and regional experts.

As the nonprofit civic arm of the Colorado Publishing House, Give! is a year-end philanthropic initiative that sparks philanthropy across generations and lifts our neighbors through the invaluable work of local nonprofits, which are the backbone of our thriving and diverse community.

Please see the job description below.

 To apply, please submit the following to [email protected]:

  1. resume
  2. cover letter
  3. three professional references  

Deadline: Position open until filled.

Executive Director - Job Description

Summary of primary job purpose

Implements strategies and tactics to achieve campaign goals. Provides leadership, direction and guidance of the Give! campaign's activities. Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of all campaign operations. Develops and maintains organizational structure and effective personnel and vendors. Coordinates major activities. Represents the Give! campaign to regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders and supporters, and the general public.

Responsible to

The Give! Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the campaign according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities*

Give! Executive Director performs all of the following:

Leadership

  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the Give! campaign
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the Give! campaign
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the campaign’s activities with the aid of specific reports of the campaign’s progress and general knowledge of current best practices in the nonprofit sector
  • Foster effective teamwork between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Give! Campaign staff and vendors, reward partners, matching, challenge and sponsoring donors, as well as other key Give! allies
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the campaigns community profile
  • Act as coach/mentor/cheerleader for participating nonprofits of varying levels of sophistication

Operational planning and management

  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates fundraising goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the campaign
  • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its participants, board, funders and sponsors
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the campaign
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing participation and application policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Ensure that nonprofit, donor and campaign files are secure and up-to-date and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
  • Develop sustainable plan for donor/sponsor/funder database implementation and maintenance
  • Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials

Program planning and management

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the campaign’s participants, website, media partners, sponsors, partners and funders
  • Ensure that operations and innovations offered by the campaign contribute to the Give! mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
  • Monitor the day-to-day quality of the campaign and benchmark sister campaigns of Give! to maintain or improve quality

Human resources planning and management

  • Determine staffing requirements for campaign management and program delivery
  • Recruit, interview and select vendors that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the campaigns mission
  • Monitor and document the performance of vendors on an on-going basis, conduct annual performance reviews, amend and terminate contracts as necessary while maintaining high level of commitment to best HR practices

Financial planning and management

  • Work with the Board to prepare a comprehensive annual budget
  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to raise money for matching and challenge competitions as well as for on going operational funds
  • Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
  • Administer the funds of the campaign according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organization
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all state and federal legislation covering taxation and IRS regulations regarding donations and rewards.

Community relations/advocacy

  • Communicate with stakeholders (special committee members, media partners, sponsors) to keep them informed of the work of the campaign and to identify changes in the community served by the campaign
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, media, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the campaign
  • Maintain positive high-level donor and sponsor relationships as necessary

Qualifications

Experience

  • 3 or more years of management/leadership/high-level public relations experience in a nonprofit organization

Education

  • University degree in a related field or 5 years of relevant professional experience

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the Give! Campaign
  • Knowledge of financial management and fundraising
  • Knowledge of donor care
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Knowledge of PR and Media Relations
  • Knowledge of basic marketing and copy editing

Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • GSuite (particularly Google for Nonprofits, Calendar, Gmail, Docs, Forms, Sheets and ScriptEditor)
  • Word Press (Basic knowledge of Javascript and HTML a plus)
  • Excel, Microsoft Word and Power Point
  • Social Media applications: Twitter, Facebook , Instagram and Hootsuite

Personal characteristics

The Executive Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the campaign.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the campaign.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough, detail-oriented and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the campaign and to create new opportunities.
  • Focus on campaign needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external participants to meet or exceed their expectations within the campaign parameters.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the campaign forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations to the board and/or resolve the problem.
  • Think Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the community, and the vision and values of the campaign.
  • Remain cool under pressure: Assist in providing specific and empathetic donor- and nonprofit-care in high-stress, fast-paced situations. Practice proactive (rather than reactive) approaches to split-second, creative problem-solving.

Event Cancelled: Bristol Give! Campaign Kick-Off Party, November 7, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we are cancelling the Bristol Give! Kick-Off Event originally scheduled for Saturday, November 7th. We believe it is the necessary choice out of respect for the Governor's statement yesterday and all of our community that is being impacted by the pandemic. We thank all our event partners and especially thank Bristol Brewing Company for their ongoing support. Bristol will continue to donate 50 cents of each pint of flagship beer purchased at Ivywild to nonprofits in the Give! campaign through December 31st.

This event was also meant to be a celebration of our amazing Executive Director Barb Van Hoy. Please join us in thanking her for four great years of building Give! and wishing her well in her crucial new work on affordable housing in the Pikes Peak region.

 Sincerely,

The Give! Team

Hey Businesses, Get Customers by Supporting Nonprofits!

Being a Give! Rewards partner is a great way for local businesses to give back to their community and support local nonprofits. They’re also an effective advertising tool.

As a Reward Partner, your business will:

  • Gain exposure with your business name appearing in the print Give! Guide, published in the Independent and Colorado Springs Business Journal in November and December (140,000 weekly readers)
  • Reach visitors to the Give! website (16,000 unique users)
  • Benefit from the overwhelmingly positive word-of-mouth advertising that comes along with providing a Reward Voucher to some of Give!’s 4,000+ donors
  • Be recognized on our social media platforms and at Give! events as being a partner of the Give! Campaign
  • Provide a free gift or service to Give! donors, with a voucher we print on their donation receipt letters
THANK YOU to last year's amazing Reward Partners!

Give! is a year-end philanthropic initiative created to encourage everyone in the Pikes Peak region to give back and get involved with local nonprofits, with a particular emphasis on catalyzing philanthropy from those 36 and younger.  

Each year the live campaign runs November 1st to December 31st. Give! raised $1.6 million for 100 local nonprofits last year, and has raised $13 million for 223 local nonprofits since 2009.

Contact us to discuss being a 2020 Reward Partner!

Welcome Give! Class of 2020 - 78 Causes Worthy of Your Support

Give! will feature 78 local nonprofits this year making a vital impact in the Pikes Peak region. They will be featured in our 12th annual campaign launching November 1st, 2020.

Vetted by a broad based community review committee, these groups are serving vital needs with a clear and convincing impact. You can also trust that Give! groups are inclusive and do not discriminate. We certify that.

As our community and the world wrestles more openly with combating racial injustice, we are proud to include organizations serving those impacted, including (but not limited to):

  • Educating Children of Color
  • Voces Unidas for Justice
  • Blackpackers
  • Hillside Connections
  • Colorado Immigrant Assistants

You'll find so many more groups addressing these and other community needs! See the whole list here. Download PDF here.

Subscribe to our newsletter HERE to ensure you get the latest and greatest news about the 2020 Give! Campaign!

Meanwhile this summer, don't forget to check out and share our home page where you can connect with last year's Give! groups, highlighting those providing COVID relief to those in need. Click below.

Black Lives Matter

We join our community and the world in grieving for the life of George Floyd and so many victims of racism. We add our voice, and share this on behalf of the Give! Campaign's board of directors:

It is past time for all people and organizations of good conscience to speak up and to act, to not only acknowledge the pervasive racism, injustice and violence suffered by our black neighbors, brothers and sisters, but to join the fight to dismantle it. We cannot profess to value equal opportunity if we remain silent or fail to act.

While we acknowledge this is long overdue, at the Give! Campaign we commit to dig deeper and actively fight for change. We commit to listening and learning to understand our own personal and organizational roles in perpetuating racism and inequality. We commit to grow our understanding and to actively take on anti-oppression work for ourselves as individuals and as an organization.

We echo these words from Renny Fagan of Colorado Nonprofit Association. “A year from now, five years from now, a generation from now, we want to be able to look back on 2020 as the tipping point for radical change because enough is enough, and silence was never an appropriate response.

Together, let us commit to propelling the revolution and ending systemic racism because Black Lives Matter.”

Give!'s COVID-19 Response

Our Pikes Peak region community is responding to the current crisis with an outpouring of concern, support and a desire to help. The Give! Campaign is no exception and we remain committed to our unique role of inspiring philanthropy and supporting diverse local nonprofits.

Our plan is to create the most effective 2020 year-end giving campaign possible, with the goal of helping our community and local nonprofits rebound from this crisis. In the meantime, needs are urgent, so we created a Support Local Nonprofits resource page for people who want to help now.

Please check it out and share it with family and friends who want to help, too. 

Local nonprofits across the spectrum provide vital quality of life programs we must preserve. The 2020 Give! Campaign will provide a rallying point for our community to support these vital causes so nonprofits and our community can survive and thrive.

Thank you for all you do! Together we are stronger.

Gratefully yours,

Barb Van Hoy,
Executive Director

Learn How Your Nonprofit Can Be Part of the 2020 Give! Campaign

Now more than ever philanthropy is needed to support our vital local nonprofits. We are planning a powerful year-end campaign to help mobilize our community to emerge strong from this crisis and rebuild.

The online application form, with instructions and eligibility criteria for nonprofits to participate in the 2020 Give! Campaign are available here. Applications may be submitted any time between now and April 17, 2020.

In 2019 the Give! Campaign raised  $1.6 million for 100 local nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region.

Nonprofits must apply and be selected each year. Groups selected to participate get access to capacity building training and media exposure, and will be featured in the Give! Guide and on our online fundraising platform at indygive.com, throughout November and December.

To receive information and reminders about applying, sign up for email alerts here. Be sure to check the box for Nonprofit Application Info.

APPLICATION INFO SESSIONS:

In these free info sessions, you’ll learn about applying for and participating in the Give! Campaign. All sessions cover the same material. RSVP here.

Session #1:
Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:30 - 5 PM
Online - RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2SYc6vg to receive link to virtual session
Share on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/182528149735103/

Session #2:
Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:30-7 PM
Online - RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2SYc6vg to receive link to virtual session
Share on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134006330275545/

Session #3:
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:30-5 PM
Online - RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2SYc6vg to receive link to virtual session
Share on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/215416849653239/

APPLICATION SCHEDULE:

Applications available Mar. 16, 2020
Applications DUE Apr. 17, 2020

Nonprofits must be a 501(c)(3) or have a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3), and must have a program or service that operates in the Pikes Peak region, El Paso and Teller Counties.

For more information email [email protected] or call (719) 577-4545 ext 212.

We Did It! More Donors Than Ever!

Thanks to over 11,000 donations from donors who said we “Live Here. Give Here,” the Give! Campaign helped our largest class of nonprofits attract the most donors ever in this, our 11th year. That is $1.6 million for 100 Pikes Peak region nonprofits.

Read all the details, and how much your favorite nonprofits raised, in our Impact Report here.

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Welcome Give! Class of 2019 - 103 Causes Worthy of Your Support

We are excited to announce our fantastic group of 103 local Pikes Peak region nonprofits that will be featured in the 2019 Give! Campaign (November-December 2019). It's a competitive process each year and our stellar Application Review Committee of 30+ community leaders and subject matter experts help us comb through applications and select the combination of groups that offer locals the best mix of new and established, innovative and impactful, empowering and forward-thinking efforts to inspire and catalyze community giving. We have no doubt you will find causes that speak to your heart and will motivate you to get involved and give back.

Welcome Give! Class of 2019!

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Learn How Your Nonprofit Can Be Part of the 2019 Give! Campaign

We’re excited to announce that the application, instructions and eligibility criteria for nonprofits to participate in 2019 are now available here: indygive.com/application and may be submitted any time between now and April 26, 2019.

In 2018 the Give! Campaign raised  $1.78 million for 93 local nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region.

Nonprofits must apply and be selected each year. Groups selected to participate get access to capacity building training and media exposure, and will be featured in the Give! Guide and on our online fundraising platform at indygive.com, throughout November and December.

To receive information and reminders about applying, sign up for email alerts here. Be sure to check the box for Nonprofit Application Info.

APPLICATION INFO SESSIONS:

In these free info sessions, you’ll learn about applying for and participating in the Give! Campaign. All sessions cover the same material. RSVP here.

Session #1:  Thurs., April 4, 2019 3:30-5:00 PM
Location:
Stargazers Theatre and Events Center
10 S. Parkside, (corner of Pikes Peak Ave.)
Colorado Springs, 80910

Session #2:  Tues., April 9, 2019 5:30-6:30 PM
Location:
Sand Creek Library
1821 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Session #3: Thurs., April 18, 2019 3:30-5 PM
Location:
Stargazers Theatre and Events Center
10 S. Parkside, (corner of Pikes Peak Ave.)
Colorado Springs, 80910

APPLICATION SCHEDULE:

Applications available Mar. 25, 2019
Applications DUE Apr. 26, 2019

Nonprofits must be a 501(c)(3) or have a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3), and must have a program or service that operates in the Pikes Peak region, El Paso and Teller Counties.

For more information email [email protected] or call (719) 577-4545 ext 214.

We Did It! 2018 Biggest Give! Year Yet

Thanks to over 10,000 donations from donors who said we “Live Here. Give Here,” the Give! Campaign helped our largest class of nonprofits raise the most ever in this, our 10th year. That is $1.78 million for 93 Pikes Peak region nonprofits.

Read all the details, and how much your favorite nonprofits raised, in our Impact Report here.

Campaign Kick-Off and Bristol Give! Black Lager Release Nov. 1

  The 10th Give! Campaign kicks off November 1! You're invited to join the celebration at the Bristol Give! Black Lager Release and Campaign Kick-Off Party! Thursday Nov. 1, 2018 5:30-7:30 PM Ivywild Gym 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 Raise a glass among old and new friends, and 94 nonprofits participating in the Give! 2018 campaign! For the 7th year, Bristol Brewing Company has crafted their tasty Give! Black Lager community ale to help encourage folks to give back and learn about local causes. When purchasing a pint of the lager, it will come with a ballot for you to choose which Give! nonprofit will receive the proceeds ($3 of every pint). All profits on this beer will be given back to the community. Last year over $10,000 was raised for Give! groups and nonprofits through the Bristol Brewing Company and Give! partnership. So, come on down to enjoy a brew and support the2018 Give! Campaign. Share the Facebook event here.

Announcing the Give! Class of 2018

  The Give! Campaign has selected 96 worthy local causes to be featured in the 2018 Give! Guide and on indygivestage.wpengine.com. It’s the largest selection ever for this year-end campaign, established to make it easy and fun for local residents to learn about, get involved with, and give back to causes they care about. This year’s list includes organizations making a difference across the spectrum, from supporting veterans, the arts, health and human services, the great outdoors, animals, youth and more. Twenty-five are new to the Give! Campaign. Selected nonprofits will be featured November 1, through December 31, 2018 in the Give! Guide, published in the Colorado Springs Independent and the Colorado Springs Business Journal, and here on indygivestage.wpengine.com, where it's easy for people to learn about and donate to multiple organizations in one place during the campaign. Since 2009 Give! has raised over $9.6 million for 180 local nonprofits. Last year Give! raised over $1.5 million for 75 nonprofits in El Paso and Teller Counties. Give!’s focus is on catalyzing philanthropy among those 36 and younger, and helping smaller and less well-known organizations gain skills, get their message out and raise unrestricted funds. Local nonprofits apply each year to participate in Give! and they are carefully vetted to insure each is a sold investment for donors. The campaign then provides valuable nonprofit skills training, exposure through TV, radio and print media partners, and featured space in the Give Guide on indygivestage.wpengine.com. Subscribe to our newsletter (click here) to receive updates 4-6 times per year. The Give! Campaign is powered by the Colorado Springs Independent and the Colorado Springs Business Journal, along with other generous sponsors, and serves El Paso and Teller counties, Colorado's Pikes Peak region.

Learn How to Apply for the 2018 Give! Campaign

  Last year the Give! Campaign raised over $1.5 million for 75 local nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region.

Find out how your nonprofit can be part of the 2018 Give! Campaign.

Groups selected to participate get access to capacity building trainings and media exposure, and will be featured in our year end print and online giving campaign throughout November and December. Access the online application here: https://indygivestage.wpengine.com/application/ Sign up for our application information email list HERE to receive updates and reminders. Check out our Facebook Live video of the April 5th Info Session HERE.

Application Info Sessions:

In these free info sessions, you'll learn about applying for and participating in the Give! Campaign. Both sessions cover the same material. RSVP here. Thursday March 22, 2018 3:30-5 PM Thursday April 5, 2018 3:30-5 PM 3:30 PM - Program starts 4:30 PM - Networking Location: Stargazers Theatre 10 S. Parkside, corner of Pikes Peak Colorado Springs, 80903 RSVP here. Application schedule: Applications available March 14, 2018 Applications due April 20, 2018 Nonprofits must be a 501(c)(3) or have a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3), and must have a program or service that operates in the Pikes Peak region, El Paso and Teller Counties. For more information email [email protected] or call (719) 577-4545 ext 214.

2017 Give! Community Impact

  We are excited to share the our 2017 Community Impact report. Give! helped 75 local nonprofits raise over $1.5 million in 2017! Click the cover to view the PDF of the full report. You’ll find all the numbers here - including the $9.6 million Give! has raised for 180 nonprofits since 2009. It's a community-wide effort that we couldn't do without over 150 media and business partners, sponsors, expert trainers and volunteers. Add in over 350 matching grant donors, and nearly 10,000 donations from the public between November and December, and that adds up to a tremendous impact. Together we are making our community a better place by strengthening our diverse nonprofits that provide vital services and improve lives in the Pikes Peak region.  Thanks to our generous sponsors, including the Colorado Springs Independent, and the Colorado Springs Business Journal, 100% of donations through Give! went directly to the designated nonprofits. For every $1 invested in sponsorship and underwriting, Give! raises $10 for nonprofits.

2017 Give! kickoff at Bristol Brewing Co.

The 75 nonprofits in the Give! Class of 2017 joined forces with Bristol Brewing Company on November 2, 2017 to officially launch this year’s campaign. Representatives from all 75 nonprofits along with Bristol owner, Mike Bristol and dozens of philanthropy minded community members joined together to make philanthropy tasty again. Opening remarks from Give! Executive Director, Barb Van Hoy, gave way to the Colorado Springs Chorale singing a robust version of “In Taberna Quando Sumus” from Carmina Burana. The revelry continued as the first pints of this year’s Give! Black Lager were poured and passed as all toasted to inclusiveness and a successful campaign! Bristol will continue it’s incredible support of Indy Give! through December 31st by donating $3 from every pint of Give! Black Lager to the participating nonprofit of your choice. All Springs and Pueblo area Old Chicago locations are getting in on the fun too by generously giving $1 from each Give! Black Lager pint sold. You can make an impact in YOUR community, too, by donating here. We all live here, so let’s all give here! https://www.facebook.com/IndyGive/videos/10156731105359908/

Welcome Incoming Give! Executive Director Barb Van Hoy

[caption id="attachment_2453" align="alignnone" width="225"]Incoming Give! Executive Director Barb Van Hoy Incoming Give! Executive Director Barb Van Hoy[/caption] Please join the Give! Campaign Board of Directors in welcoming Barb Van Hoy to the Give! Campaign.
The Give! Campaign is happy to announce the addition of Barb Van Hoy to the leadership team. Barb is joining as Executive Director of Give! and will be responsible for driving Give! to the next level, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved over the past seven years of the campaign.
Barb is well respected as an established leader in the Pikes Peak region and has vast experience with the local nonprofit community. "I'm excited to work with our local nonprofits and donors to build on the Give! Campaign's incredible impact. By continuing to help tell our local nonprofits' stories and connecting donors who want to give with them, we can change lives and transform our community."
We welcome Barb as she immediately takes the helm as Incoming Executive Director of the Give! Campaign and becomes Executive Director effective January 2, 2017.
Thank you for your continued support as we charge ahead to build a stronger community together.

Meet the Give! Class of 2017

Established in 2009, Give! is a year-end multimedia marketing campaign designed to generate funds, volunteers and applause for the important work performed by Pikes Peak region nonprofits. Since its inception, Give! has helped raise over $8.1 million for 166 local nonprofits while giving them access to matching grants, media exposure and hands-on training opportunities from local and regional experts. Give makes it easy to support multiple organizations by giving to just one trusted place and the money stays in our community, to help our community. We are excited to introduce you to this year's class of participating nonprofits!  For the last several months each participating nonprofit’s staff, board and key volunteers have been working hard to prepare so that they can get the most out of this years campaign and your support.
Your donations to give help out 75 local nonprofits. Supporting Families, Animals, The Great Outdoors and More.  So dive in an explore the all new website because, we make a greater impact together than we do alone.
Give! Class of 2017
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